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Hydrographic Survey

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
ABP launches new vessel
ABP (Associated British Ports) has marked the launch of its latest survey vessel, Humber Sounder, with a naming ceremony at its home port of Hull. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Inflatable survey platform
Calypso, a novel inflatable remote-controlled platform that can carry a wide range of sensors for hydrographic and environmental surveys, has been developed by dotOcean of Brugge. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Major US contract for Fugro
Fugro Pelagos Inc of San Diego, a subsidiary of the Dutch group operating in 60 countries, has been awarded a multi-purpose survey contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of its Architect & Engineering Survey and Mapping Support Services Mobile District team. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Hydrographic survey commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day
A team of international scientists has surveyed the Normandy coast to reveal how the greatest naval invasion in history unfolded. Utilising the latest technologies and the world’s most advanced software, the team surveyed 511 km2 of sea floor, producing an enormous 11TB of data. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Dutch team-up for unexploded ordnance services
Two Dutch organisations, subsea specialists N-Sea and unexploded ordnance experts Bodac, are to jointly market their marine UXO survey, identification and removal resources for projects across Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Chinese research order for Sonardyne
The Polar Research Institute of China in Shanghai has commissioned Sonardyne underwater acoustic positioning technology for its new 122.5-metre Finnish-designed 14,300gt research vessel. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Reson extends SeaBat sonar range
Teledyne Reson has extended its SeaBat range of multibeam sonar systems with introduction of four new models which the Danish company says can be readily scaled to match the needs of smaller survey platforms and those of larger vessels. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Record level of Gardline cable route surveys
Great Yarmouth, UK-based Gardline Marine Sciences, which specialises in worldwide hydrographic, geophysical, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical surveys, reports that it has so far surveyed in excess of 25,000km of cable routes during this year alone. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Hydrographer of Norway
Birte Noer Borrevik has been appointed Director of the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Hydrographic Service which is based in Stavanger with a staff of 145 specialist personnel. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Advanced survey payload for new NERC research vessel
‘RRS Sir David Attenborough’, the new £140m polar research vessel under construction by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, UK for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is to be equipped with a composite range of advanced survey and mapping equipment by Kongsberg Maritime of Norway. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
ASV heads for Brazil
ASV Global, manufacturers of unmanned and autonomous surface vehicle systems (AUVs) with bases in Portchester, UK and Louisiana in the US, has established a Brazilian subsidiary in Rio de Janeiro, ASV Global do Brasil Ltda. 27 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
CARIS HPD upgrade
Geospatial software specialist Teledyne CARIS has announced release of its latest Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 3.2. As part of the Canadian company’s widely-adopted Ping-to-Chart facility, it offers an integrated suite of products for managing data in a seamless database, enabling simultaneous data compilation by multiple users. 27 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
CGG African venture
CGG, the French geophysical services organisation operating worldwide with 7,000 employees, has signed an agreement with GNPC Operating Services Company (GOSCO), a leading Ghanaian offshore services concern, to establish GOSCO Geoscience Ltd (GGSL), a joint venture enterprise for conducting high-end 2D, 3D and 4D seismic operations in the territorial waters of Ghana, which are reputed to contain the sixth largest oil and gas reserves in Africa. 27 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
NOC Bathymetric Workshop
A Tuesday workshop on bathymetric surveying will be a key part of the UK National Oceanographic Centre’s Marine Autonomy and Technology (MAT) Showcase event in Southampton from 14-18 November featuring world-leading platform and sensor developments together with opportunities for collaborative ventures. 27 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
New profiler development
Instrumentation specialist Valeport in Totnes, UK has launched rapidCTD, a new profiler using automated wireless Bluetooth data transfer to deliver high-quality CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) casts from underway profiling. The company says it will eliminate survey downtime normally associated with profile gathering. 27 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal