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Hydrographic Survey

World Hydrography Day
Mapping Our Seas, Oceans & Waterways - More Important Than Ever is the theme of this year’s UN-sponsored World Hydrography Day due to be marked worldwide on and around 21 June. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Third multibeam assembly for Hamburg Port
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), one of Germany’s leading terminals accustomed to conducting around 900 surveys per year, has acquired a third dual head multibeam echosounder for installation aboard its smallest of three hydrographic vessels responsible for monitoring and documenting shallow water confines, ‘Deepenschriewer IV’. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Danish venture for iSurvey
Norway’s iSurvey group is to carry out survey and positioning operations under a four-year contract with Maersk Oil in support of rig move operations in the Danish sector of the North Sea. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
MMT Shetland surveys
Sweden’s MMT UK subsidiary in Banbury, Oxford reports two current major surveys in the Shetlands on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The first involves a 45-day undertaking from Yell to Unst, while the second comprises a 90-day venture covering a large area north of Lerwick. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multi-Million euro contract for Next Geosolutions
One such key contract disclosed at Southampton concerned award of two multi-million Euro undertakings to the Anglo-Italian geoscience and engineering group Next Geosolutions for work on the North Sea Link (NSL) project, the 730km high voltage electricity link between Norway and the UK due to become operational in 2021. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Record Ocean Business ‘17
Despite present offshore concerns, the Paris-based semi-autonomous OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) reckons the global ocean economy will double from $1.5 trillion to $3 trillion by 2030, so few were surprised to encounter any number of buoyant market conditions at this year’s biennial Ocean Business event in Southampton, UK hosted by the National Oceanography Centre. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multibeam purchase
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry announced at this year’s Ocean Business Exhibition the purchase of Tritech’s latest Gemini 720is Multibeam Imaging Sonar. 05 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
MMF Forum
The Hydrographic Society UK, which has an extensive individual and corporate membership at home and abroad in nearly 45 countries, is to host the 59th non-profit Marine Measurement Forum covering key issues for all inshore and offshore applications, at BP’s Upstream Learning Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames, on Friday 7 July. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Viking Link survey completed
Fugro reports successful completion of a major 630km seabed survey for the Viking Link, a joint subsea venture between the UK and Denmark for a proposed 1,400 megawatt high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity link under the North Sea via Dutch and German territorial waters from southern Jutland and a Lincolnshire substation. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Latest satnav developments
Reports from Beijing indicate that the Chinese government’s Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation is schedued to launch this July its upgraded BeiDou-3 satnav positioning system with progressive deployment of 6-8 geostationary satellites within the year. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
New Dutch dive survey craft
DutchWorkboats in Amsterdam, specialist designers and constructors of all-purpose craft of between 5 and 15 metres, has developed a Series 10 joint dive-survey model for inshore and coastal operations which can also be used to support offshore dredging applications. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
iSurvey offshore contracts
The Aberdeen, UK-based division of Norway’s Oslo-based iSurvey global survey and positioning organisation has been awarded a three-year contract for provision of hydrographic and rig positioning services to Shell UK, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and Shell E&P Ireland. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
ASV demo at Ocean Business
Autonomous vessel technology developer, ASV Global, will demonstrate its C-Worker 5 Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) at the Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton from 4 to 6 April 2017. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Teledyne RESON and Teledyne PDS open courses
Denmark’s Teledyne RESON A/S has announced a new series of SeaBat and Teledyne PDS training courses. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
XPRIZE partnership
Dutch subsea survey major Fugro has announced a partnership with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to support first round testing of the global, three-year competition, which incentivises development of rapid, unmanned and high resolution ocean mapping technologies. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Rovco dives into international waters
UK-based ROV survey start-up company Rovco has taken its firsts steps into international waters and made significant progress towards growing its global footprint following the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
IHO Assembly
The inter-governmental International Hydrographic Organization in Monaco is to hold its next general assembly at the local Auditorium Rainer III from 24-28 April. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sonardyne INS for Norway & Ghana
Innova, the specialist Norwegian subsea engineering and technology organisation, has commissioned Sonardyne combined Sprint Inertial Navigation Systems and Syrinx Doppler Velocity Logs for two new ROVs being built by IKM Technology of Bryne. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
USV development
Among latest additions to growing worldwide development of self-sufficient USVs and AUVs is EchoBoat-G2 developed by California-based Seafloor Systems which the US company says will be available for distribution in Europe via Teledyne Reson’s bases in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the UK. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
New BSH vessel
Currently under construction by German shipyard Fassmer Werft in Berne is ‘Atair’, the world’s first ocean-going public service vessel with dual fuel LNG drive destined for survey, wreck location and research operations in the North Sea, Baltic and North Atlantic. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal