Unmanned surface vehicle solutions for tailings dam bathymetry survey - Water and Wastewater
Oceanalpha’s autonomous hydrographic survey boat has been applied to the mining industry for tailings dam pond or tailing storage facility (TSF) surveys, in addition to its common application in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and oceans. All you need to do is set up the survey way-points and the drone boat will go automatically with GPS navigation and acquire online bathymetric data. USV survey technology has been proved to be a great alternative to replace traditional manned surveys, especially the surveys which are repeated periodically or in hazardous water. Generating quality data as well as reducing the running cost and saving human lives makes the boat more and more appealing to mining companies when they make survey decisions.