Focus Stories

Every month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in GIM 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).

Sidescan Sonar

Side-scan sonar is often used to find objects on the seafloor and to inspect objects like pipelines or underwater constructions. Also fisheries, dredging operations and environmental studies are using this technique, along with military use for mine detection.

Automated Side-scan Data Analysis

Automated Side-scan Data Analysis

Side-scan sonar is well accepted as a tool for detection and visualisation of underwater objects and is widely used in support of safety of navigation surveys. Although side-scan s...

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Ghostly Images Of HMHS Britannic

Ghostly Images Of HMHS Britannic

During a habitat mapping project at the Cyclades Islands (southern Aegean Sea - eastern Mediterranean Sea) which focused on the mapping of coralline algae, the shipwreck of HMHS Br...

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A Company with a Deeper Understanding

A Company with a Deeper Understanding

Sonardyne is an organisastion at the forefront of acoustic, inertial, sonar and optical subsea technology development. It takes vision, a sustained focus on research and developmen...

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Waterside Mapping

Waterside Mapping

Laser scanning and bathymetric side-scan sonar represent the cutting edge of environmental survey technology. Over the last few years, we have tested the integration of these two m...

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A Flooded Landscape Revealed

A Flooded Landscape Revealed

During the last week of a hydrographic survey of Lough Derg, Ireland’s third largest lake, the remnants of a preserved flooded landscape were unveiled beneath the surface wit...

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Lessons Learned From the AF447 Search

Lessons Learned From the AF447 Search

It was a rainy day at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The scenery reminds me of the Twin Peaks atmosphere. I am about to interview Mike Purcell, the man whose search team finally f...

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Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

RIEGL tested the performance of its topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanning system in a transition zone context along the French Mediterranean coast. Initially planned as a UAV su...

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Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way

Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way

XOCEAN recently completed 35 cable inspection surveys using a combination of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) and Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) between the Scottish mainland and W...

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The Siboga Expedition

The Siboga Expedition

The Indonesian archipelago is one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos. Home to over 17,000 islands, mountains rising to over 5,000 metres, including over 70 historical...

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