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QPS Launches 3D Point Cloud Display in QINSy

As part of its continuous development programme, QPS is launching real-time 3D Point Cloud display as part of its QINSy package at Ocean Business 2017... (read more)

Dredging Point-cloud Software

Charting underwater structures, soils and project progression using GPS, sonar, single and multibeam systems produces a huge amount of data that needs... (read more)

Radar-based Nearshore Hydrographic Monitoring

Shore-based marine radar techniques have recently proved to be an excellent tool for monitoring erosion and accretion in the dynamic nearshore area th... (read more)
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K-MATE Autonomy Controller Technology Put to Test for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Supported by KONGSBERG, the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, one of 19 semi-finalist teams competing in the USD7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition, has completed technology readiness tests of its unique unmanned surface vessel (USV) / autonomous underwater vessel (AUV) c... (read more)

Mark Your Agendas for GIS Day on 15 November

The world celebrates GIS Day on Wednesday 15 November 2017. It provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate applications that are making a difference in the society. Various events are taking place on this day, worldwi... (read more)

New Calibration Capabilities in HIPS and SIPS

Teledyne CARIS has released HIPS and SIPS 10.4. This version introduces the first commercial release of CIDCO’s Automatic Boresight Calibration tool, providing a systematic approach to calibration as an alternative to the traditional, manual patch test. Borrowing adjus... (read more)
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Teledyne Marine Successfully Hosts its Second Technology Workshop

Teledyne Marine has successfully hosted its 2017 users’ conference, entitled the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW), from 15-18 October 2017 in San Diego, California. Over 270 customers from around the globe converged in San Diego to attend this workshop, inclu... (read more)

Increased-resolution Bathymetry in the Southeast Indian Ocean

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 led to a deep ocean search effort of unprecedented scale and detail in the remote southeastern Indian Ocean. Between June 2014 and January 2017, two mapping phases took place: (1) a shipborne bathymetric su... (read more)

Survey Data Management Critical to Port of Melbourne’s Operations

Survey data management is critical to the operation of the Port of Melbourne (PoM), primarily to support the safety of vessels operating through its channels. The PoM is one of Australia's busiest and largest container ports with 30 commercial berths, 21km of waterfront and... (read more)
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WiMUST – A Fleet of AUVs for Seismic Surveys

The ongoing WiMUST (Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology) project aims to design and test a system of cooperating autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that would simplify seismic surveying and offer significant advantages over modern streamer-towing operations... (read more)

Hydrographic Academy Students Experience SeaBat T50-P

As part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hydrography course, students at The Hydrographic Academy, UK, participated in field activities to gain practical experience and understanding. Teledyne RESON joined these students in their marine station on the historic waterside f... (read more)

Fanbeam Controller 4.0 Improves Combination of DP and Laser Technology

Designed to enhance product usability, functionality and performance, the Fanbeam controller 4.0 includes a new software interface with a collection of reliable, intelligent automated features and advanced user modes for optimum performance in extreme conditions. The Fanbeam... (read more)

HYPACK Enters UAV Data Collection Era

HYPACK, USA, has partnered with Infinite Jib, Velodyne and SBG to provide a mapping solution that represents a next evolution in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market: NEXUS 800 UAV. This solution, powered by HYPACK, represents a full end-to-end solution, seamlessly harmo... (read more)

Electrical Slip Ring For Scotrenewables Tidal Power LTD SR2000

Focal Technologies, a Moog Inc. Company, has been awarded the contract to supply Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd with a 6.6 kV electrical slip ring for their new tidal turbine. Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd recently launched the 2 MW SR2000. The 550 tonne machine underwent p... (read more)

Cooperation and Customisation for Better Technology

When choosing a single supplier, Swedish surveying firm Clinton found that the customisation possibilities offered by EIVA made for a great partnership. Together, Clinton and EIVA developed the tools necessary to meet Clinton’s unique challenges. For a long time, Clint... (read more)

Mapping a Hyper-acid Crater Lake with a USV

The 2,708m-high Poás Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, located 35km northwest of the capital San José. This stratovolcano contains a 300m-wide crater lake called the Laguna Caliente (‘hot lagoon’) filled with naturally hot,... (read more)

Ocean Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

What a great reason to throw a party: Ocean Business celebrated its 10th anniversary on 5 April. Together with people who founded the event, a cake-cutting ceremony took place to mark the milestone. Versha Carter, who initiated the show and is still managing t... (read more)

Fugro Opens Training Centre in Middle East

A branch of the Fugro Academy Training Centre has been established in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The inauguration ceremony on 25 May 2016 was led by Mr Samir Al Gharbi, GASOS general manager, who was presented with a plaque of appreciation by the Fugro management. Located in the heart... (read more)

Collision Avoidance Sonar for Private Vessel

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has supplied forward-looking sonar technology to MARSS Group of Monaco for a 120m-plus private vessel that was recently delivered to its owner in Europe. The navigation and obstacle avoidance sonar (NOAS) system was specified for the unnamed... (read more)

Wrecks Discovered in Beirut Harbour

Lighthouse Geo has made a video using QPS Fledermaus interactive 4D geospatial processing and analysis software. The video portrays three wrecks and a part of the Beirut harbour structure, previously unknown and now charted for the first time. One of the surveys ca... (read more)

Kongsberg K-MATE Autonomy Controller for New USV-AUV Platform

K-MATE, an autonomous surface vehicle control system which is the latest marine robotics innovation from KONGSBERG, is to be integrated with SEA-KIT, a new class of maritime autonomous surface vessel being built by UK manufacturer, Hushcraft, and operated by SEA-KIT Internat... (read more)

iXBlue Launches ROVINS NANO

On the evening before the opening of OI 2016, iXBlue literally unveiled the ROVINS NANO. This compact unit provides highly accurate positioning at all depths, including for middle water station keeping. ROVINS NANO has been designed for ROV pilots performing maintenance and... (read more)

Delivery of Japan’s First Long-term Ocean Observation Network

Liquid Robotics, USA, and its Japanese partner, Hydro Systems Development (HSD), have successfully delivered the first fleet of Wave Gliders to the Japan Coast Guard. Liquid Robotics and HSD will assist the Japan Coast Guard in deploying eight Wave Gliders for a multi-y... (read more)

SurvTech Selects NEXUS 800 for Aerial Mapping

A NEXUS 800 UAS powered by HYPACK has been provided to the US southeastern geospatial solutions company SurvTech. The company will use the device to acquire upland data simultaneous with subaqueous data and make a seamless point cloud of upland and submerged data. The integr... (read more)

Technology in Focus: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP)

Rather than a spinning propeller, the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) – just like dolphins and bats – uses sound to explore its environment. Operating underwater, the method works like hand-held radars used by police to catch speeding motorists. This art... (read more)

UKHO Ensures Safe Arrival of Aircraft Carrier into Portsmouth

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) supported the safe arrival of HMS 'Queen Elizabeth' into Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 by providing specialist marine geospatial and hydrographic expertise and data capabilities. Following initial dredging operations to make Ports... (read more)

EMUs Contribute to Understanding of the Ocean

Esri has announced a new way of measuring the ocean: ecological marine units (EMUs). Esri and USGS collected a series of global measurements representing the ocean's physical and chemical properties most likely to drive ecosystem responses. From the millions of measurements... (read more)

Lighthouse Involved in ISG Programme for Lebanon

Lighthouse, a supplier of equipment for the Italian Navy, is involved in the International Support Group (ISG) programme for Lebanon. ISG is aimed at coordinating and developing training activities to enhance the growth of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) through donations of... (read more)

Bering Sea ASV Force Multiplier

TerraSond, a hydrographic services company based in Palmer, Alaska (USA), used a C-Worker 5 (CW5) unmanned autonomous surface vessel (ASV) in conjunction with a 105’ (32m) research vessel from June through August 2016 on a major hydrographic survey in the Bering Sea re... (read more)

Training Given to RV Mtafiti Crew and Scientists Preparing for Indian Ocean Expedition

Scientists from the Western Indian Ocean region received training from VLIZ staff, in preparation for the second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE2). In this large-scale, long-term concerted research action several countries, from within and outside the r... (read more)

Bridge Team ECDIS Training as Subscription

ECDIS Ltd, UK, has launched an annual service in conjunction with the top 20 questions used for ECDIS Audit Inspections and the Inspectors ECDIS Course. For GBP200 per hull, per year, regardless of the number of Officers or annual turnover of crew, it is now possible to keep... (read more)

Mysterious Underwater Waves

In addition to surface waves generated by wind, tidal forces or, in case of tsunamis, seismic events, there exists a less well-known class of bigger waves under water. These underwater waves (internal waves) are generated by the same forces, but owe their existence to the oc... (read more)

GNSS PPP-RTK Workshop and Gravity at Sea Symposium

GNSS PPP-RTK Workshop Hosted by the Offshore and Energy Exhibition at the Amsterdam RAI Conference Centre, the Hydrographic Society Benelux presented the GNSS PPP-RTK workshop in the parallel programme on 14 October 2015. Global Precise Point Positioning (PPP) at decimetre l... (read more)

Wind Speed Data Based on Ocean Surface

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as wel... (read more)

Mini Tsunami Detected Using Wave Radar

On 29 May 2017, a “mini tsunami” hit the Dutch coast with a flood wave of more than 2m high which swept away beach chairs, boats and parasols. Thanks to the fact that this wave reached the beaches very early in the morning at about 5:30am local time, nobody... (read more)

Expedition to Test New Technologies for Exploring Deep-sea Deposits

A research cruise this summer, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC, UK), will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for sea-floor mineral deposits. The expedition will take place on board the RRS 'James Cook'. In its decade of service, this... (read more)

5 Questions to Rafael Ponce Urbina

During the first IHO Assembly taking place from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Monaco, the represented Member States will elect the new Secretary-General and Directors. The nominees present themselves by answering the same 5 questions. This multi-interview is available at www.hydro-... (read more)

Greenland Melting Ice Contributes More to Sea-level Rise

Information from ESA’s CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades. Between 2011 and 2014, Greenland lost around one trillion tonnes of ice. This corresponds to a 0.75mm contri... (read more)

Wave Monitoring Buoy Deployed off Mauritius

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has successfully deployed and commissioned a wave monitoring buoy off the south coast of Mauritius. The project was carried out in conjunction with its Mauritian Project partners: The Mauritian Research Council (MRC), Austra... (read more)
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