lidar News

  • Airborne lidar catches algae

    ESRL’s Jim Churnside (Chemical Sciences Division) has used lidar instruments on airplanes to find schools of fish and squid. He’s used lidar—which bounces laser light off distant objects and captures the information-rich return signals—to find abandoned “ghost nets,” which can ensnare and kill ocean dwellers. Now, Churnside is using airborne lidar to find layers of phytoplankton—tiny plant-like ...

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...


  • Tools We Use: LiDAR Data

    Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) is remotely-sensed data collected by small aircraft equipped with high-tech laser scanners. Laser pulses aimed at the surface are reflected back to a data collector in the plane, and used to create a Digital Elevation Model, or DEM. This data is particularly useful in densely vegetated areas (such as Newberry), because the vegetation can be removed from the ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • MeteoSwiss inaugurates innovative Lidar measuring system

    A Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) weather measurement system was officially launched at the MeteoSwiss weather forecasting headquarters in Payerne, yesterday. The high-tech instrument is the only one of its kind in the world able to provide continuous data on the vertical distribution of humidity in the atmosphere up to an altitude of 10 km. It works by firing a laser beam vertically into the ...

  • Coastal zone and Bathymetric Lidar Conference session

    The first European Lidar Mapping Forum event is being held in The Hague, in the Netherlands from 30th November to 1st December 2010 and will have two conference sessions devoted to coastal zone and bathymetric Lidar. Novel approaches to laser-based hydrographic data acquisition and the evolution of coastal mapping and monitoring utilising Lidar and hyperspectral systems will be discussed along ...


  • Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

    With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. Here's an overview of the trip, told in pictures: RNRG and Ventus arrive at the Caracoles wind farm ready to install a Wind ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Updated Global Mapper LiDAR Module with Powerline Classification and Extraction

    We are pleased to announce the release of Global Mapper LiDAR module version 17.0. Released in conjunction with Version 17.0 of Global Mapper, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been designed to improve the quality and utility of LiDAR and other point cloud data. New and updated functionality includes a tool for ...


    By Blue Marble Geographics

  • Renfrewshire Council selects Cities Revealed LiDAR for flood modelling

    The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography announce today its continued contribution to flood prediction modelling with the supply of a LiDAR survey to Renfrewshire Council. Renfrewshire Council required highly accurate and detailed real-world height data to create a digital terrain model to generate an accurate overland flow boundary for extreme storm ...


    By The GeoInformation Group

  • Reducing costs for power curve measurements: Site calibration performed with LiDAR

    Utrecht/Lelystad, The Netherlands, 16 November 2015 – For the first time ever, LiDARs were used for a site calibration in preparation of IEC-compliant power curve certification measurements for a wind turbine prototype. Stand-alone LiDARs have been used for years to assess the wind resource for project development. The technology has global recognition within the wind energy industry and ...


    By Ecofys

  • Off-Grid Power for Remote Sensing Applications - Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for Remote Sensing, Monitoring, LIDAR, and SCADA Installations

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Off-Grid Power ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Wind measurement campaign completed at Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site using innovative floating LiDAR

    FLiDAR have completed the onsite wind measurements at the Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm being developed by Mainstream Renewable Power. Neart Na Gaoithe, a 448MW wind farm located in the North Sea off the East coast of Scotland, has recently been awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) by the UK government. The FLiDAR floating LiDAR buoy (pictured) provided on-site wind measurements and ...


    By FLiDAR NV

  • Lynx Metmast Services Limited - industry leaders in wind measurement systems, to offer LEOSPHERE WINDCUBE LiDAR technologies

    Orsay, France and Dublin, Ireland, July 12, 2013 - lynx metmAsts, a leading provider of wind measurement systems and turnkey met mast services to the wind energy market, has signed an agreement to offer LEOSPHERE WINDCUBE LiDAR technologies to its customers, the two companies have announced today. The partnership will offer wind developers and wind farm operators a greater choice in wind ...


  • Searoc Successfully Install Floating Wind Lidar For Garden State Offshore Energy – Seazephir Noted As ‘The Future Of Offshore Data Collection’ For Wind Farms.

    International marine engineering company SeaRoc are delighted to announce the successful delivery and deployment of a SeaZephIR product to Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE), a US joint venture project between Deepwater Wind and PSE&G Renewable Generation. Garden State Offshore Energy is a planned utility scale project of approximately 1,000MW installed capacity, over 20 miles offshore due ...


    By SeaRoc Group

  • Offshore Wind Accelerator launches world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating offshore wind measurement devices

    The Carbon Trust today announced details of the world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Up to five different offshore wind measurement devices will be subjected to an extensive testing and validation against the state-of-the-art meteorological masts at three North Sea Round 3 sites. This campaign is the latest ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Mainstream and DNV GL validate floating offshore wind measurement device as part of Carbon Trust OWA programme

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results[1], FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New floating offshore wind measurement device completes validation

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • RWE Innogy testing second metocean buoy after promising first trial

    RWE Innogy, in partnership with the operator of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, has successfully completed the trial of an innovative offshore buoy for measuring wind and wave data in the Netherlands. The floating measuring platform demonstrably fulfilled the requirements with regard to availability and accuracy. For the purpose of testing further technical configurations with various ...


    By RWE AG

  • AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce we have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap). Since the initial deployment of our flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or ...

  • Brazil’s Largest Wind Developer Adopts Remote Sensing Systems from Second Wind

    Brazil’s largest wind energy developer has adopted Second Wind’s remote sensing technology as part of its standard practice in wind measurement. The agreement by São Paulo-based Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis to purchase Second Wind's Triton® SoDARs and Pentalum Technologies Ltd.'s SpiDAR™ LiDARs represents a significant endorsement of remote sensing ...


  • Remote Sensing Will Play an Increasingly Important Role in the Wind Power Market

    The wind power market currently provides almost 3 percent of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies are becoming critical in order to integrate greater amounts of variable wind energy into the grid. Meteorological towers, or met towers, the predominant solution at present, serve a range of forecasting needs. According to a recent report ...

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