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Hydrographic Survey

USV for seismic operations
Norway's Maritime Robotics specialises in the development of unmanned craft and following extensive trials the company has developed the Mariner USV which is claimed to be a revolutionary tool for seismic operation. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kongsberg enters vessel market
Norway’s Kongsberg, the leading equipment manufacturer, has developed its first-ever survey vessel designed for integrating all necessary sensors for rapid operation in shallow and coastal waters as well as waterways, the GeoSwath Compact Survey Vessel (CSV). It was first shown and demonstrated at the recent Ocean Business event in Southampton alongside a futuristic-looking underwater robot, Eelume. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cheetah Marine export successes
Isle of Wight, UK catamaran builder Cheetah Marine plans to exhibit at Seawork International a new 8.5m hydrographic craft prior to its delivery to SinoHydro, a Chinese hydropower and construction company engaged in building a multi-purpose bridge project in Bangladesh. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Anglo-Canadian underwater mapping venture
Subsea technology leaders Sonardyne International in Hampshire, UK and 2G Robotics of Ontario, Canada are to formally collaborate on the development and promotion of a dynamic underwater laser mapping system which they say will significantly reduce the time needed to survey seafloor sites and offshore structures. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
New Caris software
Canadian software specialist Teledyne Caris has extended its widely-adopted HIPS and SIPS suite of products with introduction of HIPS Essential designed to meet the needs of ports and waterways, small survey companies and same-size hydrographic organisations. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fugro Mareano survey for Norwegian Hydrographic Service
Dutch survey conglomerate Fugro has begun an own-ship survey of approximately 15,000 square km of Norwegian territorial waters on behalf of the government’s Hydrographic Service under a contract reportedly worth around €3.8m. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Regal opening for IHO Assembly in Monaco
Proclaiming the familiar lament that there’s more and better high-resolution mapping of Venus and Mars than there is of Earth’s deep oceans, Prince Albert II of Monaco, a noted marine science devotee, also reminded a packed audience at the opening of the International Hydrographic Organization’s inaugural three-year Assembly from 24-28 April at the local Rainier III auditorium that even bathymetry of navigable coastal waters could do with some improvement. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
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