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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... (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... (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,... (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)

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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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)

Van Oord Acquires Bilfinger Offshore Wind

Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the offshore wind activities of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems GmbH, a German company operating in the engineering, construction and installation of foundations for offshore wind parks and harbour construction. Th... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

High-resolution Structural Inspection of a Flooded Tunnel

Acquiring accurate data on the structural integrity of submerged tunnels, as well as shafts and underwater caverns, has long been a challenging and costly problem for water companies, hydroelectric schemes and mine operators alike. While dewatering of tunnels is one option t... (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)

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)

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)

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 to be analysed. Vast project areas can be analysed with the Point Cloud package by Pythagoras that includes user-friendly dr... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 Tramper for a year-round, fully autonomous mission for the first time. Far from any controls, an underwater robot has been workin... (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)

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)

New Multi-purpose Work Vessel Completed

Recently, UMI SAN (Brazil) concluded the manufacture of the new multi-purpose work vessel Multicat Açu. It has a steel hull, one generator and seven hoists being one with 150 ton, three with 40 ton and three with 10 ton capacity. Hoist distribution around the vessel,... (read more)

Improvements to Ellipse Series

SBG Systems has released a new version of the Ellipse Series, its product line of miniature inertial sensors. The Ellipse has been improved, showing increased performance in attitude and heave measurement while adding Galileo constellation to its GNSS receiver. With low nois... (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)

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)
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