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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

reducing to 4x4 pings (16 soundings) per m2 at the edges of the usable swath. The following examples shows a section of cleaned soundings from the inner fjord ‘column garden’ displayed as a point cloud:Images: Courtesy NorbitThe data acquired over the two days of survey were processed using Teledyne PDS software and exported at 0.2m - 1.0m grids for mapping and presentation purposes.A plot of the whole survey data set gridded at 1.0m of the gridded data is shown right.Bathymeetric Contours are plotted against an aerial photograph orthomosaic constructed from drone imagery and a MBES derived

L-R Maddison Fleming, Keira-Mai Fenn, Connor Hazell, Lewis Burrell, Dylan Gooch, Prisha Brown (Photo: Subsea UK)

Northgate Students Conquer Subsea UK’s STEM Challenge

, marketing material and the final delivery of their sales and marketing pitch.Now in its third year, the STEM Challenge has been developed to encourage pupils to study STEM subjects and consider a career in the UK’s $10.4bn subsea sector. This year’s challenge was sponsored by SMD, Fugro, Teledyne Marine, Helix Energy Solutions, Saab Seaeye, OPITO, Flowline Specialists, DOF Subsea, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, BP and supported by LoganAir. Pupils also had the chance to interact with displays presented by the sponsors.Trish Banks, operations manager at Subsea UK, said: “We set the annual STEM

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Trimble Outfits New Teledyne Unmanned Survey Vessel

Teledyne Marine released a new unmanned survey vessel – the TELEDYNE Z-BOATTM 1800-T. The survey vessel will be equipped with Trimble’s GNSS heading receiver and is compatible with Trimble Marine Construction (TMC) software, enabling marine construction/dredging projects to be monitored in real time anywhere in the world.THE TELEDYNE Z-BOATTM 1800-T, designed and manufactured by Teledyne Oceanscience, is a high-resolution shallow water hydrographic unmanned survey vehicle with the newly released Odom Hydrographic Echotrac E20 Singlebeam Echosounder and dual antenna Trimble BX992 GNSS

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Teledyne CARIS to Display AI Sonar Noise Cleaning Platform at OI

Teledyne CARIS, a Teledyne Technologies company, will demonstrate its newly released artificial intelligence (AI) tool at Oceanology International 2020 in London, UK, March 17-19. Experts at the company's booth (H500) will discuss the industry’s first COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) AI solution for cleaning sonar noise.Leveraging deep learning techniques, the new solution will bring fundamental change to how sonar data is processed. Powered by the CARIS Mira AI platform, the tool is available with CARIS’ HIPS & SIPSTM 11.3 software.At Oceanology International , there will be

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Teledyne Extends Academic Product Grant Application

Teledyne Marine has extended the published deadline for academics to submit their applications for the organization’s 2020 Academic Product Grant. The new deadline is March 31, 2020.This grant offers the next generation of technologists and explorers the opportunity to utilize the organization’s leading-edge technology for planned 2020 programs free of charge.Teledyne Marine delivers the widest breadth of technology in the industry, and is pleased to share a full suite of these technologies with the academic community to address an array of potential global research programs. This grant is

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Teledyne Marine: Something for Everyone at OI London

Teledyne Marine will once again be out in full force at Oceanology International (OI) London 2020. With 23 brands and more than 400 products, Teledyne truly delivers something for everyone.To help customers navigate its many solutions, the company has designated one booth as a Discovery Zone, which  will detail how and where Teledyne Marine products are being used alone, and in combination, to solve the difficult challenges our customers face in our key markets, including oceanographic, energy, infrastructure and civil engineering, defense and security, and marine life.A second booth will serve

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

clues for understanding the oceans, for effective monitoring of environmental changes, and for helping to clarify the long-term effects of global warming.To meet this challenge, ocean researchers have invented various types of unmanned observing platforms. Two variants developed and supplied by Teledyne Webb Research are gliders for measuring upper-ocean waters and profiling floats for observing global circulation. These platforms, which support a growing range of applications, have been especially valuable for measuring the challenging waters beneath severe storms.Measuring Ocean Conditions in

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Marine Autonomy Above & Below the Water

divers and to reduce the technical means that they have to deploy to carry out these missions. An RSV replaces divers and vessels and all the teams required to carry out these conventional missions.”The result was using their 4.2m-long, 2.1m-wide RSV Sea Observer with multibeam echosounder and a Teledyne Seabotix vLBV300 ROV on board, for visual inspection. The battery powered RSV, which has 24-hour endurance and can travel at 10 kts, was fitted with a winch, tensioning system and an articulated platform for ROV deployment, down to 100m water depth. Command and control is via UHF, using the same

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New AI Tool for Sonar Noise Cleanup

Teledyne CARIS has announced the released of HIPS and SIPSTM 11.3. This new software upgrade will introduce the first-ever COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) release of an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for classifying and cleaning sonar noise.Teledyne CARIS said it seeks to reduce the need for manual cleaning and to move data swiftly from acquisition to review. The Sonar Noise Classifier automatically identifies the vast majority of sonar noise, resulting in a reduction of manual cleaning effort by a factor of up to 10x at an accuracy of 95%. This allows the hydrographer to focus more time on

Dr Phil Anderson and his kayak. Photo from SAMS.

@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers

from glaciers. Image from SAMS.Glacial GaviasAnother area where small underwater vehicles help scientists get closer to things that they want to study is at glacier edges. Survey work close to the edge of glaciers can be too dangerous for a survey ship because of the falling, or calving, ice.Using a Teledyne Gavia, the ship doesn’t have to go close. In 2016-2017, SAMS used a Gavia, called Freya, to do just this in Svalbard. There, it was able to survey seabed previously hidden by the now retreating glacier. Photographs, sonar images and crucial oceanographic information were gathered to help scientists

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