Small Survey Boats

Small Survey BoatsSurvey boats are in various sizes. Small survey boats (<15m) facilitate work in challenging envirionments like shallow or confined waters. The survey vessels are flexible and transportable - sometimes even on a trailer. They also have their limitations and requirements and the survey results may need more attention as smaller boats may be more sensitive to heave, pitch and roll. This theme focuses on aspects and experiences when working with small survey boats.

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Solving the Uncertainty Management Puzzle

As shipping companies continue to make their operations more cost efficient and environmentally friendly, the demand for high density data has increased. Uncertainty management is a cornerstone to sound Geomatics practice and it’s the uncertainty values that will drive... (read more)
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An Adaptable Survey ­Platform for Shallow Water

High-resolution bathymetry and water quality surveys of shallow shelf and inland water bodies are an increasingly necessary part of environmental management with climate change pressures. This paper describes a new method for data acquisition using a small, stable, adaptable... (read more)
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Small Survey Vessels

Hovercraft-based Munitions Detection System

Survey efforts in shallow water present a challenge; when coupled with protected species and critical habitat such as coral reefs, they can prove impossible. Tetra Tech, in conjunction with Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc., has developed an environmentally sensitive survey platfor... (read more)

Clumbungies, Lemons and Cranky Little Vessels

In times past, it was often the lot of the hydrographer and ocean scientist to have hand-me-down ships and vessels from the naval service or revenue service of various nations. Or, if they did have ships designed for hydrographic service, they were kept in service so long a... (read more)

Flying, Landing and then… Surveying

Remote, difficult to access: it just depends on the point of view. Often, trying to reach some areas with a classical survey vessel or with an opportunity launch is like banging our heads against a brick wall, but it appears to be quite easy to land there with a seaplane. H... (read more)

Dynamic Calibration of ­Navigation Sensors Using GNSS Technology

Over the years there has been a requirement to calibrate navigation (heading and motion) sensors and verify DGNSS systems on vessels working in the offshore oil industry. These calibrations are a requirement of oil companies and need to be undertaken prior to commencement o... (read more)

Considerations for Harbour Access Surveying

Most continents have long histories of utilising their waterways to facilitate trade but, with a few notable exceptions, Africa has not yet taken full advantage of possible riverine trade systems. By Rear admiral Dr Neil Guy (retd), South Africa A riverine outlet to th... (read more)
Small Survey Vessels

Error in GNSS Augmented Heading Systems: Influence of Attitude

My earlier articles on the alignment of motion reference units (MRU) with the ships reference frame (SRF) did not cover the calibration of GNSS augmented heading systems. Although the alignment can be done in the same way as mentioned in the previous articles, GNSS augmente... (read more)

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 with each passing swath. In early 2015, Geomara was commissioned by the utility company, Irish Wa... (read more)

Changes to Data Sourcing in Modern Times

Seaports, waterways and climate are inextricably linked. Weather anomalies change bottom contours and destroy aids to navigation, compromising safety. In the past decade maritime applications, maturing marine technologies and crowdsourcing have given mariners access to near... (read more)

Hydrography After Huge Earthquakes

An earthquake of unprecedented magnitude hit the east coast of Japan on 11 March 2011. A tsunami, a large wave caused by the earthquake, crashed into the ports and coastal regions, flowing into the mainland and sweeping away everything in its path. The Japan Coast Guard per... (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, innov... (read more)
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