Improved eBird

Marine Technology Reporter

Kongsberg Seatex, a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has now given users of the eBird Seismic Streamer Control System the ability to equip SmartWing instrumentation with two additional features: a compass and a GNSS receiver. eBird is a novel bird concept for lateral, vertical and roll streamer control in marine seismic acquisition that enables fault tolerant and efficient multi streamer steering by employing a wide range of innovative and patented technological solutions. The innovative approach of placing a GNSS receiver in the wings opens new opportunities for improving the efficiency of an operation, in particular during launch and recovery, but also when running lines.

(As published in the October 2013 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -