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The survey of Ikka Fjord was conducted between the 20th and 21st June 2019, with the first day spent partly on training and familiarizng the cox with the survey requirements and reconnaissance to identify navigation hazards in the fjord caused by the columns and rock skerries as well as some acquisition. The second day was spent entirely on acquisition followed by demobilization of the spread from ‘Siku’. Image: Courtesy Norbit

Mapping the Ikaite Columns of the Ikka Fjord, SW Greenland

activity within the columns is currently the primary investigation target to see if enzymes they produce catalyse ikaite precipitation.The columns in Ikka Fjord were first mapped in 1996 using early generation single beam echo sounder, side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling equipment.Image courtesy NorbitThe results revealed the extents of the deposits, but with low accuracy, making these maps inadequate as aids to the research efforts. What was required was a high resolution multibeam survey of Ikka Fjord to provide usable bathymetric maps.The NORBIT iWBMSh was identified as the ideal tool for the

Image Courtesy Norbit/Peel Ports

Peel Ports Group invests in Norbit Tech

Norbit recently supplied an iWBMSh Integrated Multibeam Survey Systems to Peel Ports Group.This latest generation sonar tech is providing survey capability both to its Mersey based Survey Vessel ‘Royal Charter’ plus their upcoming delivery of an L3Harris ASV Ltd vehicle.The Norbit iWBMSh now commissioned on the Royal Charter has replaced the vessels previously installed multibeam system.With the vessel now delivering high quality bathymetric and backscatter hydrographic data, Peel Ports have additionally installed a Norbit iLiDAR laser scanner to provide further survey capability in its

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

commercially available tools require ex-tensive training and understanding of the survey setup and for many smaller companies that presents a barrier which is very challenging if not impossible to cross. To address these emerging markets and the need for simple tools to perform basic bathymetry surveys NORBIT has developed the DCT – Data Collection Tool.Contemporary hydrography needsNowadays hydrographic surveys become more and more commoditized due to the standardization of requirements and deliverables. The increased demand in various bathymetry mapping projects propels the development of standard

T12 with SeaFLIR230 installed (credit: Jack Rowley)

USVs Secure Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure

with a wide variety of surface and below-surface sensors such as the SeaFLIR-230 Gyro-stabilized High Definition EO/IR zoom camera with laser tracking, FLIR M232 thermal camera, FLIR Duo EO camera, Teledyne RESON T20 high resolution multi-beam sonar, Teledyne BlueView M900 single-beam echo-sounder and Norbit iWBMS STX multi-beam sonar, among others.This off-the-shelf technology can be used today to effect faster and more complete inspections of offshore oil and gas platforms along with their surrounding bottom mounted pipelines/valves and sensors, while dramatically decreasing the need for human divers

NERC Purchase NORBIT WBMS Systems for AUV Project

Seeking a robust system that has been proven for under-ice mapping, the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) has appointed NORBIT to supply two multi-beam echosounder (MBES) sonar systems for use on the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) new 2,000m depth rated AUV platform Autosub2KUI.With the small form factor WBMS Deep Water multibeam systems, NORBIT’s systems will ensure high data quality and ease of operation for the team at NOC often operating in challenging environmental conditions, the manufacturer said.This will support future under-ice and deepsea science, including a

NORBIT Establishes Oceans Business Unit

Trondheim-based NORBIT targets the global offshore, maritime and aquaculture markets through the establishment of a new business unit called NORBIT Oceans.Through the creation of NORBIT Oceans, the company gathers its ocean related companies, competence, technology and R&D capacity under one umbrella, with the objective of creating a global supplier of technology, products, solutions and services for the entire ocean space domain.NORBIT Oceans will include the following:•NORBIT Subsea AS, which provides wideband multibeam sonars for hydrographic applications and subsea leakage detection for

New Hydrographic Survey Vessel for USACE

with a 24’ beam. The vessel has two levels; the first has survey stations, and a pilot house is on the second level. The vessel has a galley, mess and sleeping accommodations.Designed to conduct hydrographic surveys using sophisticated multibeam and single beam sonars, the new vessel features Norbit Multibeam sonars and single frequency sonars mounted inside a retractable survey pod.Ewell is equipped with two 985 BHP MAN V8 propulsion engines which each turn a Hamilton waterjet allowing for quick mobilization and response at high speeds in excess of 34 knots and survey speeds up to 10 knots

UKHO Purchases Multibeam Survey Equipment

NORBIT said it has been appointed by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) as the single framework supplier until August 2020 for survey equipment and associated engineering support to enable British Overseas Territories and other Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) develop their own hydrographic survey capability to meet IHO standards.NORBIT iWBMS equipment installations will be conducted in cooperation with local government authorities who will provide suitable vessels and facilities, ultimately enabling the growth in knowledge and capability of local hydrographic services. NORBIT will

Photo: Peel Ports

Partners Eye Autonomous Vessel Technology for UK Ports

autonomous vessel technology for U.K. port operations.The partnership kick-started with a visit from ASV’s team to the Port of Liverpool, to demonstrate the C-Cat-3, an autonomous vessel ideal for shallow survey operations.The C-Cat 3 operated in Brocklebank Dock carrying out seabed survey using a Norbit iWBMS multibeam echo sounder.The successful demonstration has led Peel Ports Group to explore the possibility of using the technology at its other sites throughout the U.K.Peel Ports will facilitate access to its ports across the U.K. for further test programmes, allowing ASV to benefit from its

The SeaCat autonomous underwater vehicle (Photo: ATLAS MARIDAN)

ATLAS MARIDAN to Offer AUV Rental Services

to user requirements can be conducted in the field, with an exchangeable head section allowing for the customer’s choice of task related sensor suite. The available payload added to the rental pool will be SeaCat’s “Survey Head FOUR”, hosting a wideband multi-beam echosounder (NORBIT) a camera and light source, a sub-bottom profiler (TRITECH) and a connecting port for a special developed neutrally buoyant towed magnetometer system based on Sensys 3-axis Fluxgate technology. An EDGETECH side-scan sonar 2205 DF will be installed on the vehicle and delivered as standard.  

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