Saturday, March 25, 2023
New Wave Media

August 12, 2013

Swathe MBES and Laser Scanning Training Course

Photo: Swathe Services

Photo: Swathe Services

In January 2014, Swathe Services will work with Hydrocharting to run a multi-beam echosounder and MDL laser scanning training course with QINSy software.

The five-day course will be held in Southampton starting on Monday, January 27 and finishing on Friday, January 31. Training will be given by James Williams of Swathe Services and JesperHøjdal of Hydrocharting using SONIC 2020 and SONIC 2024 multi-beam echosounders alongside an MDL Dynascanlaser scanning system, followed by data processing using QPS QINSy.

JesperHøjdal, Managing Director of HydroCharting, is a professional Hydrographer working at the very forefront of the marine survey industry. His background covers 27 years in the Royal Danish Navy during which he commanded several Hydrographic survey vessels; five years as the Chief Hydrographer at RESON A/S and now in addition to running his own Hydrographic Consultancy he is also the Senior Hydrographic Support Engineer at R2SONIC. Jesper has conducted a variety of training courses many of which have been tailor made to client’s requirements.

MDL, part of Renishawplc, design and manufacture rugged laser measurement systems for use in extreme environments. The Dynascan offers a unique solution in the mobile LiDAR scanning market based on its simplicity, performance and value. Using the QINSysoftware its above water survey data can be combined with bathymetric survey data for a complete above and below waterline data set. The system is particularly useful for updating charts and monitoring coastal erosion. It enables full scanning to be carried out where rocky outcrops, reefs, cliffs or lack of landing facilities would previously have made surveying impossible.

James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services, has over 14 years’ experience in the hydrographic sector covering a variety of applications including project management of dredging related engineering and construction projects, port and harbor surveying, aggregate surveying, habitat mapping, offshore wind farm and cable/pipeline route surveying. He is experienced with single-beam, multi-beam and interferometric technology and has been guest lecturing on the BSc and MSc Hydrography courses at the University of Plymouth for over 8 years.

This training course offers hands on training with high spec hydrographic survey equipment and is conducted by experienced trainers with 3 days boat based training and two days post processing.

To register your interest in this training course, email Chloe Tidy at

Swathe ServicesJames Williamsdata processing
In this Oceanographic edition, MTR dives into the Seabed 2030 project with updates on the technology, technique and pace of the collaborative project to map the world’s oceans by 2030.
Read the Magazine Sponsored by

EvoLogics news at Ocean Business 2023

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Mar 23, 2023 -

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news