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Figure 0 1 Survey Area in Bjørnafjord mapped with AUV and small vessel (Credit: DOF Subsea)

Catamaran and AUV Complete Joint Survey

of an AUV, supported by the small vessel equipped with a system to provide positional updates to the subsea vehicle, eliminating the requirement for traditional remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and an offshore sized vessel, but still providing the high data quality associated with the survey systems of the Hugin class of AUVs.The AUV containers were set up at a quayside location, where a storage area and processing office were also established and project personnel were accommodated in a hotel nearby.Working only during daylight hours, the data was collected in less than a week. In addition

BEN independently follows programmed lines (Photo: NOAA)

Autonomous Vehicle Maps the Arctic Seafloor

no additional data. As summer shipping increases in Arctic waters, a national effort is underway to improve the charts to ensure safety, but short summers, limited good weather, remote locations and the vast amount of seafloor to survey makes for a daunting task.Now, as the capabilities of autonomous survey systems are rapidly advancing, developing autonomous system technology and procedures is a key piece of Coast Survey’s autonomous systems strategy, which ultimately targets more efficient and effective data acquisition.The robotic boat that was deployed on this summer’s voyage, UNH&rsquo

UKHO Purchases Multibeam Survey Equipment

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 provide through the UKHO, storage, shipping, installation and support of multibeam echo sounder and survey systems on a country by country basis worldwide.With fully integrated multibeam survey systems, NORBIT said it will ensure high data quality and ease of operation for NORBIT trained local agencies in often challenging environmental and economic conditions

Fugro will use its deepwater survey expertise to support the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with high resolution bathymetry data of the competition area. (Image: Fugro)

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

. The company has recently collected more than 1 million sq. km of high resolution bathymetry data per year globally, predominantly in water depths greater than 750 meters.   Fugro will acquire the seafloor data using a deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) equipped with sonar-based survey systems. This information will be used to ground-truth the work of 21 semi-finalist teams advancing to Round 1 of the competition. The challenge for the competing teams is to deploy their inventions to operate at 2,000 meters ocean depth, mapping 20% of the project site at 5.0 meters resolution, and

(Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

for survey vessel operation and a portfolio of hydroacoustic systems and underwater vehicles for scientific and commercial use. Commercial fishing vessels also rely on Kongsberg Maritime’s Simrad equipment to maximize catch performance.    It develops cutting-edge hydroacoustic survey systems including multibeam and single beam echo sounders, and sonars, positioning and subsea communication equipment, heading and motion sensing instruments, and sound velocity sensors and processing software.   Kongsberg is also a leader in the field of underwater cameras and is the company

Saab Seaeye: Meeting the Challenges of Renewables

, buoyancy and weight – and a thinner 17mm tether cable that reduces the effect of drag.    It means that it can be used for tasks highly specific to the renewables industry, such as identifying the existence and location of buried cables. Innovatum, who design and manufacture such survey systems for tracking and detecting buried submarine cables and pipelines, use the Compact Cougar for this work, along with the even smaller Falcon, where not only do both vehicles have the power to handle the system array and the high currents, but they also have a low magnetic and acoustic noise signature

Image: NORBIT

NORBIT Wins Orders from Jan De Nul

NORBIT informs it has secured orders from Jan De Nul Group, through its Benelux dealer Seabed BV, for several tightly integrated all-in-one turnkey multibeam sonar systems.   These compact survey systems allow for fast set-to-work on any sized survey platform while allowing for highest quality broadband FM data from a forgiving curved receiver array. The systems each include a full Inertial Navigation Systems and surface sound speed probe and only one cable from wet-end to the small splash-proof topside.   Norbit will conduct demonstrations aboard the AHOY Freedom during OI-2016 in

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

downtime. For maritime transport and offshore vessels, The Full Picture is supplied, including navigation, automation, training and safety systems. Technology Profile Kongsberg Maritime develops innovative products using the latest technology and techniques. It develops cutting-edge hydroacoustic survey systems including market leading multibeam and single beam echo sounders, and sonars, connected to positioning equipment, heading and motion sensing instruments, as well as sound velocity sensors and processing software. Kongsberg Maritime is a leader in the field of underwater cameras and AUV development

Fugro Americas (Photo courtesy of Fugro)

New Survey Vessel to Fugro

depths of up to 4,500m. Fugro Americas is built to operate Fugro’s new 4,500m-rated Hugin 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Echo Surveyor VII, which was delivered in December 2014. Specialist equipment on the new survey vessel includes a dynamic positioning system and state-of-the-art survey systems, including a deep water EM302 multibeam echosounder to be used for gas seep surveys. (As published in the APRIL 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine

Photo courtesy of Fugro

US-built Survey Vessel Delivered to Fugro

up to 4,500 meters. Fugro Americas is built to operate Fugro’s new 4,500 meter-rated Hugin 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Echo Surveyor VII, which was delivered in December 2014. Specialist equipment on the new survey vessel includes a dynamic positioning system and state-of-the-art survey systems, including a deep water EM302 multibeam echosounder to be used for gas seep surveys

Fugro Supporter (Photo: Fugro)

Third Fugro Vessel to Join MH370 Search

of the relatively uncharted search area off Western Australia has revealed previously unknown features including rugged terrain and deep trenches.   Fugro Discovery has been conducting deepwater search operations since October 2014. The 70-meter vessel is equipped with specialist deep tow survey systems including side scan sonar and underwater video as well as aviation fuel detection sensors. Fugro Equator was reconfigured to accommodate similar specialist equipment and has been mobilized to the search area to join the underwater search operations.   In addition to locating the missing

ROV Surveyor Interceptor

Testing of New Survey ROV Underway

Haugesund area in Norway with economic support from Gassco AS. The ROV is onboard MV Edda Fonn and manned by Survey specialists from MMT Sweden and ROV specialists from Reach Subsea and Kystdesign.   The tests are covering launch and recovery, maneuvering, velocity, automatic pipe tracking and survey systems.   The ROV is equipped with an onboard inverted USBL from Sonardyne doubled by normal Kongsberg Hipap transponders to increase accuracy and ensure redundancy. Also the positioning is supported by two INS systems and a DVL. The test of station holding, line running and tracking have given

Hypack Training Seminar By Pat Sanders at Unique System FZE's Training Centre in Sharjah, UAE

Unique System & HYPACK's Hydrographic Course in UAE

process it, reduce it, and generate final products. The first week of the survey training was kick started with an introduction to the hydrographic, geophysical and oceanographic survey industry by our highly competent engineering team. A wide range of geophysical, environmental and oceanographic survey systems were discussed along with some hands-on workshop sessions. Some of the significant topics and systems covered during the week included single beam and multibeam survey planning & designing, Single Beam Echo Sounder (SBES) & Multi Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) Interfacing, RTK & DGPS positioning

Kongsberg to Host FEMME Multibeam User Conference

Kongsberg Maritime has invited all users of multibeam survey systems to the 32nd edition of its biennial Forum for Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences (FEMME 2015) in Singapore from November 17-19, 2015. The event will feature a schedule of technical product and application papers, with the majority of presentation slots reserved for its multibeam user customers, so that they may share technical experience and insight with industry colleagues. Kongsberg Maritime is now accepting paper abstracts for consideration at FEMME 2015. “FEMME is all about the users and we’re looking

Kongsberg Maritime

downtime. For maritime transport and offshore vessels, The Full Picture is supplied, including navigation, automation, training and safety systems. The Tech Kongsberg Maritime develops innovative products using the latest technology and techniques. It develops cutting-edge hydroacoustic survey systems including market leading multibeam and single beam echo sounders, and sonars, connected to positioning equipment, heading and motion sensing instruments, as well as sound velocity sensors and processing software. Kongsberg Maritime is a leader in the field of underwater cameras and AUV development

Photo courtesy of Fugro

Fugro to Continue the Search for MH370

has awarded Fugro an additional contract for the deployment of two specialist vessels, equipment and expertise in the deepwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370).   Fugro will mobilize its vessels Fugro Equator and Fugro Discovery, both fitted with specialist deep tow survey systems for the work. Since June, the Fugro Equator has been involved in the bathymetric survey of the search area.   Fugro and ATSB expect the Fugro Discovery to begin the deep tow search late September with Fugro Equator joining shortly thereafter.   The search is expected to take up

Underwater object detection by Optech CZMIL HydroFusion

Optech’s Dr. Park to Present at OCEANS’14

Optech Software Development Manager to present on underwater hazard detection with the CZMIL Airborne System at OCEANS’14 Optech, a company that develops, manufactures and supports high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems and productivity-enhancing workflow software, announced that Software Development Manager Dr. Joong Yong Park will present a paper at the OCEANS’14 conference in Taipei, Taiwan, April 7-10 by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Agencies and organizations interested in environmental monitoring and submerged

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