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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,... (read more)

BlueTEC Texel

Traditional solutions for generating electricity from the tides, where tidal turbines are installed on the seabed, require high-end offshore installat... (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... (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)

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, potentially making them more fragile. CryoSat and Sentinel-1 missions shine new light on this hidden world. There are huge invert... (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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 through repeated and automated large-area surveys. The ability to routinely survey intertidal areas has always been logisticall... (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)

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)

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)

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)

SeeByte Supporting Unmanned Surface Vehicle Operators

SeeByte, UK, and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK), have integrated SeeByte’s Neptune software onto AEUK’s ARCIMS unmanned surface vehicle (USV) mission system. ARCIMS is an unmanned surface vessel specifically designed for multi-role applications including mine counter... (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)

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)

Evolution of Underwater Landscapes in the Johnston Atoll Revealed

In a recent research expedition sponsored by Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) and led by University of Hawaii scientist Dr. John R. Smith, over 11,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor were mapped in high-resolution for the first time. Smith, working with Jonathan Tree, Univ... (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)

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)

Coastal Monitoring with SAM Jet Promoted on Television

Tom Tate, mayor of Gold Coast, Australia, recently took the opportunity to publicise on television the city’s latest weapon in its extensive arsenal aimed at protecting the coastline – the S.A.M Jet. The mayor explained that the city will be able to capture vastl... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Boskalis Takes Mega Cutter 'Helios' into Service

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has named and christened the mega cutter 'Helios' during a festive ceremony in the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The 'Helios' is the largest and most powerful cutter suction dredger Boskalis has ever developed. The s... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The Art of Bathymetry

Great advancements have been made in three dimensional printing over the last few years and have made an impressionable impact across a variety of industries. 3D printings’ versatility can be incorporated into any industry that has some form of three dimensional design... (read more)
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