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Buss Energy Acquires Stake in Drone Inspection Firm

advantageous in offshore use."Thus, even with increasing sizes of the wind turbines, no additional stop landing is needed. Furthermore, the drone inspection flight is fully autonomous and continuously monitored. The high-resolution image data is evaluated by using the in-house developed AERO-Software Package. Damage detection and classification is largely automated with the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI)," the owners say.The subsequent automation of data transfer to the customer's software environment and the automatically generated reports enable efficient and objective reporting

Figure 1 illustrates an example of an inter-tidal area represented as a mesh in Fledermaus.

Using High Res 3D Meshes for improved Shape Reconstuction of Marine Survey Data

or structure, but by themselves pose challenges for visualization and quantitative analysis. To address these limitations and bridge the benefits of both point clouds and gridded surfaces, QPS has created tools for creating and working with high resolution 3D meshes, directly in the QPS Fledermaus software package. The new techniques can be used with the majority of common survey formats, with data coming from photogrammetry, LiDAR, or multibeam. The primary requirement is that the data is dense enough to support the 3D reconstruction process.Supporting Structure From MotionBefore adding functionality

RS Aqua launches WaveRadar REX2

technique that has been used by the WaveRadar REX over the past 20 years. This new higher frequency sampling unit enables a greater measurement range of up to 80 m, and the same high accuracy over this distance (3 - 6 mm, dependent on range).Every WaveRadar REX2 will be supplied with a new software package called WaveConfigurator, enabling system set up and diagnostic monitoring by end users in the field. Unlike its predecessor, the WaveRadar REX2 incorporates an LCD screen for instantaneous sensor measurement display, as well as status and health data. It has a complete stainless-steel and Polytetrafl

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Sonardyne Fusion 2 Software Update

Sonardyne International Ltd. has increased the capabilities of its Fusion 2 software package to enable surveyors and construction personnel to do even more, both on and offshore, with their existing hardware.This latest release of Fusion 2 unlocks new benefits, including a simplified surface box-in app and the ability to perform wireless structure deflection monitoring, without having to deploy specialist hardware. Additionally, Fusion 2 now includes 'office’ mode as standard, allowing project teams to plan and fine tune procedures before doing them for real offshore. Multi-user mode now

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AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

offshore health and safety exposure," Fugro said.Fugro project manager Dr Stuart Killbourn said, “We are delighted to have won this technology development grant from the Carbon Trust and the Scottish Government. We are looking forward to developing a transformative condition monitoring software package for floating structure mooring lines, which will significantly reduce the need for personnel and vessel activities offshore. This is a key enabler towards the deployment of floating wind turbines in Scottish waters and the generation of clean renewable energy to meet the nation’s needs

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PGS, Cognite Partner on Seismic Surveying

; said Rob Adams, EVP Operations in PGS.Both work streams will leverage Cognite Data Fusion’s core technology to extract data from different source systems, making different types of data related to one piece of equipment easily accessible within a single interface. Cognite Data Fusion is a software package that integrates seamlessly with existing IT/OT infrastructures and liberates a wide variety of industrial data from siloed source systems

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New Seabed Classification Software Launched

Coda Octopus has released the beta version of its software package for automated seabed classification. Integrated within the Survey Engine range, the software automatically interprets users' sidescan sonar data to detect and classify different seabed types.The seabed classification module uses AI (artificial intelligence) based methods to detect and classify seabeds in both type and geopgraphical extent  from sidescan sonar data. The extent boundaries are instantly visible to the user for validation and QC and can then be exported for use in chart and map generation, direct import to the

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Bluefin-9 Simplifies Underwater Planning & Monitoring

The Bluefin Operator Tool Suite is a comprehensive software package for underwater missions and is included with the purchase of a Bluefin-9 UUV. This Windows-based tool suite provides everything necessary to run and manage the system, including vehicle check-out and testing, mission planning, vehicle communications, mission monitoring and execution, data management, and post-mission analysis.Mission Planning & VerificationThe Bluefin Mission Planner graphical tool provides an intuitive interface to pre-plan your survey mission. Operators can specify safety settings, operational constraints

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

the oceans and will help inspire the next generation of educators, students, policymakers, and investors to care about ocean discovery, resource development, and protection.The team mapped 278 km2 and produced ten high-resolution images which were selected using the Kongsberg REFLECTION software package from standard HISAS imagery. Additionally, eight 3D surfaces of the seafloor were produced using Fledermaus software. Kongsberg EM304 multibeam data was uploaded online and team members at UNH cleaned and produced nine point cloud images using Qimera.The team’s SEA-KIT vessel USV Maxlimer

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