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Hydrographic Survey

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
Anglo-American bathymetry accord
TCarta Marine of Denver, Colorado and Proteus Geo of Oxford, UK have merged to form a new global mapping company providing bathymetric and marine data sets covering shallow coastal waters and continental shelf zones. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
SHOM digitises historical archives
SHOM, the French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service, has completed digitisation of 10,000 worldwide cartographic documents from its historical maritime and coastal archives. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Mediterranean pipeline inspection project
Swedish subsea contractor MMT has entered into a contract with Medgaz in Spain for inspection of the offshore pipeline between Algeria and Spain. 14 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Following the crowd
Can crowd-sourced bathymetry improve our charts and reduce the cost of surveying? This new data resource appears to be gaining legitimacy in the upper echelons of the hydrographic organisations and one of the main providers is UK-headquartered geo-survey research and development group, TeamSurv. 10 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ocean Business 2017
A record attendance of over 5,000 visitors from more than 60 countries is expected at this year’s biennial Ocean Business event at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton from 4-6 April, say organisers Diversified Communications UK. 24 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
EU BASE-Platform project
Organisers of BASE-Platform, a two-year EU-funded research project aimed at establishing a new and easily accessible internet platform for provision of bathymetric data products derived from current and upcoming Copernicus and other satellite missions, are now seeking considered user views at www.base-platform .com. 24 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
New Coda Octopus wide-angle development
Edinburgh, UK-based Coda Octopus, the underwater systems specialist with subsidiary bases in Australia, Norway and the US, has extended its patented series of real-time Echoscope 3D sonars with development of a wide-angle 90 x 40-degree 240kHz XD model. 24 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
13-year Finnish bathymetric agreement
The Finnish Transport Agency Liikennevirasto (FTA) in Helsinki, which is responsible for Hydrography in Finland, has appointed Teledyne Caris for provision of a new bathymetric data management system as part of a continuous 13-year support agreement. 24 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
GeoSwath upgrade
GeoAcoustics of Great Yarmouth in the UK, which has a customer base in over 60 countries and is now a subsidiary of Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime, has launched GeoSwath 4, a fourth generation version of its ten year-old series of GeoSwath shallow water multibeam sounders. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Near real-time Moroccan seismic surveys
CGG’s prowess as a leading exponent of seismic survey services has been underlined with reports of the French organisation’s recent completion of near real-time imaging results for a 4,200 square-kilometre 3D operation offshore Morocco in only four days. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Caris development
Established software specialists Teledyne Caris have announced a new survey suite enabling users to process data in near real-time for reduced conversion and processing times, Caris Onboard 1.1. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ports of Jersey multibeam upgrade
Following extensive trials of various systems Ports of Jersey in the Channel Islands has extended its survey capability with acquisition of an R2Sonic Sonic 2024 multibeam system and associated equipment delivered and installed aboard an existing pilot-survey vessel by Swathe Services of Truro, Cornwall. The multi-role vessel is designed to take into account a large 12-metre tidal range. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
German hydro draws the crowds
A near-record attendance of an estimated 400 delegates from 38 countries was recorded for Hydro 2016, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies’ 24th symposium held in Rostock-Warnemunde in early November. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal