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Commander Okafor of the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office with John Smart, Senior Geomatics Analyst-Teledyne CARIS, (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

NNHO Expands Bathymetric Capabilities

, and the Survey Fleet, and is responsible for acting as the sole National Authority on hydrographic, charting and tidal matters. The organization holds the responsibility of meeting Nigeria's commitment to hydrography and charting as a member state of the IHO. With the establishment of CARIS software solutions for survey processing, data analysis and chart production, the NNHO will be well positioned to address the critical importance of safe and efficient navigation

Swathe Services Takes Over as HYPACK Distributor

Swathe Services will take on responsibility for sales and maintenance of HYPACK software solutions in the U.K. and Ireland following the closure of HYPACK’s U.K. partner Del Norte Technology.U.S. company HYPACK – A Xylem Brand is a supplier of hydrographic survey and data processing software for single beam, multibeam, side scan sonar and many other applications in the hydrographic survey and dredging industries.Swathe Services, the Cornwall, U.K. based hydrographic survey services company specializing in Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) surveying, takes over HYPACK distributor duties for

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MUM's the Word: New UUV Takes Shape in Germany

as the Large Modifiable Underwater Mothership, or MUM.   “Today’s AUVs are usually limited with regard to energy, payload capacity and autonomy,” said Hendrik Wehner, Design Engineer, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. “For a sole autonomous movement of the ships, smart software solutions are needed. Our partners from University of Rostock and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK are setting the pace there. Large autonomous underwater platforms that can be configured around a payload do not yet exist. MUM will be engineered in such a manner that future payload modules can be designed by anyone

Teledyne CARIS Names Codevintec as Italian Distributor

been a distributor in the geomatics industry for many years. As a contribution to Teledyne CARIS’ list of distributors, Codevintec can now provide survey companies, scientific research organizations and mapping agencies in this region further information about the Ping-to-Chart hydrographic software solutions, which include support for Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) operations, big data management and autonomous operational solutions

Figure 1: Data flow diagram for vertical uncertainty component of the Hare-Godin- Mayer MBES uncertainty model (Calder, 2007).

Seamless Hydrographic Workflow: Processing Evolved

sonar technology has seen steady advancements leading to higher quality, cleaner data. To capitalize on this technology, hydrographers are consistently adjusting their workflows to deliver detailed and accurate information in an efficient manner. Issues arise due the incorporation of a variety of software solutions within a single non-seamless (acquisition through deliverable) workflow. This often results in an accumulation of human error which leads to inaccurate final products and/or poor decisions with undesirable consequences (Beaudoin, 2017). Advancements in the hydrographic workflow by researchers

Sasa Jevtic (Photo: ARGGONAUTS)

Jevtic Joins the ARGGONAUTS Team

is an exciting challenge, both technologically and because of the time restraints. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experiences,” Jevtic said.   Jevtic graduated from Maribor University with an IT degree and specializes in the design, development and implementation of software solutions in C++ and Java. As co-founder and CEO of a robotics firm with several employees in Slovenia, Jevtic can draw on a wide range of experiences regarding the financing, marketing and business model development of complex technology products. Jevtic also offers independent advice to several technology

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Nautisk, MarineMTS to Provide ENC Auto-Updates

 Global maritime software solutions provider Nautisk has announced that it is working with MarineMTS to provide automatic ENC updates to vessels sailing with ECDIS.   Nautisk’s new Head of Innovation and Product Development Kjetil Bentsen said: “We approached MarineMTS to work with us to develop a service that would facilitate automatic updates of ENCs onboard vessels sailing global routes.”   “The solution that we are launching is revolutionary as it is non type-specific, meaning that it will work with ANY existing ECDIS and through any communication channel.

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EvoLogics at Ocean Business 2017

of the WiMUST (Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology) R&D project, where collaborators focus on engineering an intelligent distributed underwater array of marine robots for seismic acoustic surveys. EvoLogics is proud to be part of WiMUST with the company’s hardware and software solutions. Development, research and innovation are the cornerstones of EvoLogics, and underwater “internet of things” that enables intelligent cooperation between various vehicles and sensors is one of the the main vectors of EvoLogics development strategy. Another exciting R&D effort

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SeeByte Supports Unmanned Warrior Operators

(UMS) fleets. Operators were able to define available assets, mission goals and objectives and no-go areas. Fleet operators were also able to monitor the vehicles in the fleet as they autonomously adapted their paths and behaviours in response to feedback from the environment.   SeeByte software solutions provided ATR systems to aid post-mission data analysis, and smart ROV control systems to assist in intervention operations, were also used to complete the full mission profile.   The technologies developed provide the first major steps towards a paradigm shift: a move away from men on

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Emerson, IPRES Enter Software Partnership

;s become more important than ever for operators to identify the right ways of spending their money and understand the impact of their upstream investment decisions on cash flow, reserves and future production,” said Kjetil Fagervik, vice president of product development and marketing of Roxar Software Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions. “That’s why the collaboration with IPRES is the perfect fit, combining our industry leading reservoir management software with sophisticated financial analytics that will enable operators to enhance recovery, improve their production forecasting and

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MTR100: SeeByte

SeeByte provides clients in the maritime, military and oil and gas sectors with smart software solutions to enhance the capabilities of underwater sensors, vehicles and systems. SeeByte came to be in 2002 in the Oceans Lab at Heriot-Watt University, and has since grown to become a leader in advanced software solutions with a global market presence. In October 2013 SeeByte was acquired by Battelle Memorial Institute, enabling rapid development and deployment of solutions for government and commercial clients around the world.   SeeByte’s SeeTrack software, which enables fast and efficient

Mosaic of Reson 7125 data over Plymouth Harbour, U.K., processed in SIPS Backscatter (Image: CARIS)

Teledyne to Acquire CARIS

additional opportunities for collaboration and advancement across Teledyne.”   While it will complement Teledyne’s marine instrumentation companies and Teledyne PDS, CARIS will become part of Teledyne’s Digital Imaging segment. CARIS will maintain and expand its advanced software solutions and support for a wide range of sensor platforms, data formats and acquisition software across the industry

ASV’s C-Enduro operating under SeeByte’s Neptune software at the AAOSN trial (Photo: SeeByte)

SeeByte and ASV Partner on Maritime Autonomy

to bring new advanced capabilities and solutions to the field of maritime autonomy.    This agreement sees SeeByte and ASV build upon previous collaborative work to develop the next generation of adaptive autonomy by working together across the fleet of ASV platforms and SeeByte’s software solutions. SeeByte’s smart software can be integrated onto unmanned vehicles to offer adaptive autonomy. This allows vehicles to react and adapt their missions according to feedback from their sensors and to collaborate with other vehicles in the fleet.   Ioseba Tena, Sales Manager at SeeByte

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EIVA Signs On Nigerian Representative

become the first EIVA representative in Nigeria.   The Danish software and hardware engineering specialist EIVA has added the first Nigerian company to its worldwide network of representatives. As of December 2015, OceanCosmos Nigeria Limited will offer its customers both EIVA hardware and software solutions as a local point of contact that knows the drill of the Nigerian offshore construction and survey industry.   The applications of the EIVA product portfolio include oil production activities. As Africa is one of the major oil exporters in the world, the company has seen an increasing

EIVA Software for Shallow Water Surveys

, developed by the offshore survey and engineering specialist EIVA a/s and launched on September 10. NaviSuite Kuda is a single-user bundle dedicated to shallow water surveys. Its price matches the budget of small companies, while allowing them to benefit from the advanced features of the NaviSuite software solutions relevant to this type of operation by offering all the necessary tools to carry out time-efficient surveys that result in extensive end reports with high-quality data.   (As published in the October 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews

Autonomy by (Software) Design

all the way to un-assisted autonomous adaptive operations. Adaptive is to say that the vehicles are being equipped with the capabilities to re-plan and change their missions and behavior in response to feedback from the data they have gathered. A major focus for these developments has been on software solutions to enhance the capabilities of UUVs (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles) where, because of the low-bandwidth acoustic communication, approaches used in other domains are not applicable. For example, UUV missions are typically going to transmit 30 bytes every few minutes, in contrast to an aerial

EIVA Dives into the Med

This week saw the signing of a representative agreement making Italian Marine ONE the second company in October to include EIVA hardware and software solutions for offshore construction and subsea surveying operations in its product portfolio.   EIVA has recently increased its focus on providing customers a local point of contact due to growing international activities. Last week, the Danish offshore specialist announced that the Brazilian company MACSEA had joined the worldwide network of EIVA representatives. This week, EIVA signed yet another representative agreement, this time with the

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