Focus Stories

Every month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in Hydro International magazine. By including a mix of older and more recent articles, we will present a complete recap of the subject. Furthermore, we will be bringing you a bi-weekly round-up of ‘Focus Stories’ related to the theme through our newsletter (sign up here). The theme for March 2016 is Emerging Markets.

Focus on: Emerging Markets

Completion of the JICA Group Training Course

On 17 December 2015, the closing ceremony of the JICA group training course for hydrographic surveying was held at JICA Tokyo International Center in Tokyo, Japan. At the closing ceremony, an IBSC Category B certification for Hydrographic Surveying was presented to 10 training course participants by Vice Admiral Shigeru Kasuga, chief hydrographer o... (read more)

Developments in Highly Accurate Immersed Tunnel Positioning

Netherlands-based positioning specialist Geocon was awarded a contract for the immersion of one of the deepest and longest immersed tunnels in the world, in South Korea’s Jinhae Bay. Together with its sister company, Strukton Immersion Projects, the main contractor for the immersion operations, Geocon completed the job within the specified ti... (read more)

Embarked on Tsunami Disaster by Hydrographic Offices

An International Workshop on Tsunami Inundation Mapping was held in Tokyo, Japan on 25-26 November 2015, aiming to improve the capacity of Hydrographic Offices (HOs) in East Asian countries on the Tsunami Inundation Map (TIM). TIM is an important tool in increasing public awareness and making countermeasure  plans for an expected tsunami disas... (read more)

Global Metocean Player with a Local Focus

With offices in South Africa and Australia, Metocean Services International (MSI) has quickly established itself on the global stage as a major provider of metocean services around the world. Using state of the art equipment, MSI provides the entire range of oceanographic and meteorological services to a multitude of clients in the offshore oil &am... (read more)

Government and Private Surveying Working Together

Nigeria is a country that plays an important role for the African continent, even though this is not at all times apparent. It has quite a lot of offshore activity and its ports handled 22,324,223 million metric tonnes of cargo in the first nine months of 2014. Improving the waterways is one of the goals the management has set itself. Add to this a... (read more)

Innovation in Coastal Water Monitoring

HCTECH is a technology-based company that started as a spin-off of CIS (Centro de Investigaciones Submarinas SL) in Santiago de Compostela (NW Spain). It was founded to improve the management and to further develop the technical know-how gathered during 10 years of R & D in CIS. The company is dedicated to the designing and manufacturing of wat... (read more)

Raw Data as Information Source

For hydro- and topographic surveying companies it is common to gather data in the field and process it into formats for presentation. Nowadays, technology  provides more and more solutions that enable analysis of the extensive amounts of measured data points directly, instead of the post-processed data and figures. Hence, using the raw data wi... (read more)

58 Years of Paraguay River Mapping

A major part of Paraguay River’s sounding and signalling is maintained by the Brazilian Navy. Trying to stay abreast of the state of the art on inland hydrography and cartography, the Western Nautical Signalling Service briefly presents its past, current status, innovations and its vision on the future. On 18 March 1955, the Mato Grosso Nauti... (read more)
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