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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... (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,... (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 op... (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)
Hydrography in videos

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Building with Nature along the UK Coast

The UK's Bacton Gas Terminal and residents of surrounding Norfolk villages will benefit from Dutch experience as Royal HaskoningDHV completes the detailed design for a coastal protection project. This is the first time that sandscaping will be used in the UK to provide... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
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