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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 recen... (read more)

CryoSat and Sentinel Unveil Antarctic Ice Dynamics

Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning and scientists have recently discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, pote... (read more)

Robot Working One Year Alone in the Deep Sea of the Arctic

Researchers and engineers of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have deployed the deep-sea crawler Tram... (read more)
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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)

FarSounder Overlays S-57 & S-63 Charts

The latest release of FarSounder’s SonaSoft software has been upgraded to be compatible with S-57 and S-63 Charts. Anyone using these chart formats is now able to overlay real-time data on their charts using FarSounder’s software, benefiting from its Forward Look... (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 advantage over modern streamer-towing operations.... (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)

Surveying Wrecks around Estonia

As a part of its mission to ensure safe navigation, the Estonian Maritime Administration identifies possible navigational hazards in Estonian waters, including potentially dangerous wrecks. Some of these wrecks, especially those lost during WWII, pose a potential environment... (read more)

ADCPs Contribute to Improving Chile’s Aquaculture Industry

Between the early 1990s and 2007 Chile’s aquaculture really took off, and by 2006 the country was producing 38 percent of the world’s salmon. Nowadays, the country produces 1.4m-1.5m tons of salmon a year, putting it on a par with the world’s biggest produc... (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)

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)

Different Approach to Surveying Antarctica

Navigation data is poorly available in Antarctica. If navigational data is available it often dates back to the early 1900s with many lead line surveys. An initiative was undertaken by Stephen Wilkins of Xplore Expeditions to collect bathymetry with a multi-beam survey syste... (read more)

Underwater Robot Successfully Recovered after Measuring Ocean Floor Oxygen Content

On 27 August 2017, deep-sea researchers from AWI successfully recovered the underwater robot 'Tramper', which had been taking measurements at a depth of 2,435 metres for nearly 60 weeks – the first long-term mission involving a crawler under the Arctic sea ice. For the... (read more)

BlueTEC Texel

Traditional solutions for generating electricity from the tides, where tidal turbines are installed on the seabed, require high-end offshore installation vessels and do not allow for easy access for maintenance. The BlueTEC floating tidal energy platform has a different appr... (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)

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)

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)

Charting Aspects of the ­Volvo Ocean Race Stranding

During Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind ran aground on the night of 29 November 2014 on the Cargados Carajos Shoals. The shoals were shown on the portion of the electronic chart displayed onboard, but only as a blue patch enclosed b... (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)

Video Footage of Robotic Subsea ‘Snake’

Eelume AS has released live video footage of its underwater intervention vehicles. With the support of Kongsberg Maritime as a development partner, the Eelume robot has presented itself as a snake-like vehicle designed to live permanently underwater and carry out underwater... (read more)

Video Introducing EMODnet

The European Marine Data and Observation Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 100 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmoni... (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)

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)

Marine Explorer Finds Second Missing US WWII Submarine Wreck

Tim Taylor, president of Tiburon Subsea Services Inc. based in New York City, USA, has discovered the missing wreck of the USS S-26 submarine 75 year after it sank in the Second World War. This is the eighth submarine discovered out of 52 missing US WWII submarines, and the... (read more)

Wave Glider Swims 2,808 Nautical Miles in South Pacific

A Liquid Robotics Wave Glider swam 2,808 nautical miles (5,200km) to the Big Island of Hawaii after successfully completing a 4-month patrol mission of the Pitcairn Island Marine Sanctuary for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). This achievement represents a fund... (read more)

Creature From the Deep: 'Monster' Discovery of 'Nessie'

Mid-April 2016, Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, UK, has uncovered the elusive Nessie. That is, the long lost model of Nessie which was used during filming of 1970’s ‘The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’. The discovery was made during a survey of Loch Ness, led by K... (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)

Successful Echoscope Operation with Prelude LNG Offshore Installation Campaign

Coda Octopus supplied multiple real-time 3D Echoscope sonar solutions and engineer support for the Shell Prelude LNG Offshore Installation Campaign in the Browse Basin off the northwestern coast of Australia in February 2016. The Echoscope systems were installed on two const... (read more)

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. This display is built upon a new 3D engine that is a QPS in-house development working with Fledermaus technology. The displ... (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... (read more)

European Union’s Involvement at UN Ocean Conference

On Monday 5 June 2017, the United Nations opened the Ocean Conference, a high-level event to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14): Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The European Un... (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)

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)

Furthering Ocean Science Using Innovative Marine Robotics

Robotics and autonomous systems are championed as one of the UK government’s ‘Eight Great Technologies’. The National Oceanography Centre is committed to maximising this technology to further ocean science and has purchased a fleet of innovative autonomous... (read more)

Finder of Titanic Wreck to Speak at Ocean Floor Forum

Among the keynote speakers at a major conference on the comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor, being held from 15-17 June 2016 in Monaco, is Dr Robert Ballard who discovered the wreck of the 'Titanic' in 1985. In the years following that discovery, he also found many othe... (read more)
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