Bathymetry News

  • Solving mystery of pilot Amelia Earhart

    Researchers from the University of New Hampshire's Marine School are part of the crew, led by National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Robert Ballard, that is setting out to hopefully find answers to questions around the disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. UNH's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping has developed an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV), or robot, that can explore the seafloor in ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Detailed Route Survey (Topo, LIDAR and Bathymetry) of TAPI Pipeline in Afghanistan Is Accomplished

    Afghanite as the leading party of the project “Detailed Route Survey (Topo, LIDAR and Bathymetry) of TAPI Pipeline in Afghanistan” is pleased to announce that this project as the biggest survey project in the history of Afghanistan is accomplished. The project schedule and quality was in line with the requirements set by the TPCL as the client and ILF Consulting as the consultant of the ...

  • The 5th Oceanalpha USV technology workshop held successfully

    The 5th Oceanalpha technology workshop was held from May 28 to 30, 2018 in the headquarters of Oceanalpha in Zhuhai, China. 10 agents working with the bathymetric survey, hydrographic survey and environmental protection coming from Russia, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Italy, France Canada and Kuwait participated in the three-day program. The workshop was designed to help the agents to have a ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • USV Monitors and Surveys the World’s Longest Bridge

    The world’s longest sea crossing, Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge, opened last month. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge cost about $20bn (£15.3bn). About 30km of its total length crosses the sea of the Pearl River delta. To allow ships through, a 6.7km section in the ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Chile media highlights Oceanalpha’s USV

    Oceanalpha showcases its autonomous bathymetry survey boat on Chile Exponor exhibition and attracts lots of attentions. Local media Reporteminer reports Oceanalpha’s USV on its TV News program and website. News’ screenshot Part of the report is as followed: “ It ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Oceanalpha USV explore the third pole of the Earth

    After more than 40 years, China once again started a large-scale and comprehensive scientific investigation of the Tibetan Plateau,known as the third polar of the earth. 
It’s the first time the expedition team applys unmanned surface vessels(USV) and drones in their survey. As the only unmanned platform to participated in this national expedition, Oceanalpha’s USV ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Unmanned technology unveiling the mystery of Antarctica — USV fills data gap for polar expedition

    Not long ago, China’s fifth Antarctic scientific research station – the Ross Sea Station officially laid its foundation stone on the Inexpressible Island(74°54’S 163°39’E). The full construction will take another 4 years to complete while preparation and research had already begun a few years ago. In last November, four unmanned surface vessels(USVs) from ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Rovco Successfully Completes Wave Hub Survey Project

    UK-based Rovco has successfully completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub. The inspection programme included the first commercial trial of Rovco’s 3D visualisation technology to create scaled, high resolution models of subsea infrastructure with millimetre accuracy. ...

  • Optimal GEO`s Brooks Named MAPPS President-Elect

    August 3, 2017 (Reston, VA) - MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms, announced today the slate of new officers and directors elected for 2017-2018. Brian Raber, Merrick & Company (Greenwood Village, CO), assumed the office of President of MAPPS for a 2-year term. Raber succeeds Susan Marlow, Stantec (Nashville, TN). For the past year he served as President-Elect. ...


    By Optimal GEO Inc.

  • Oceanalpha autonomous bathymetry survey boat on the news of Reporteminer

    It has an intelligent navigation system and is controlled from a joystick, similar to a playstation. In addition, it is able to take samples and deliver information in real time. It is the USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) a remote control boat that can become the solution for the monitoring of tailings. "The boat can execute all the tasks and functions in an automated way, so you can sit down for ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • USACE Mobile District Signs WMR-532 to $46M Coastal Mapping Contract

    WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal Geo, will provide bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery in support of JALBTCX task orders around the world. DECATUR, Ala. (July 26, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, has contracted with WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal Geo, to ...


    By Optimal GEO Inc.

  • OceanServer Delivers Next-Generation AUV for Water Quality Solutions with YSI Integrated Systems & Services

    OceanServer Technology, the leading manufacturer of commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today its continuation of a successful 10-year partnership with YSI (a Xylem brand) with YSI  (a Xylem brand] with the launch of the next-generation YSI EcoMapper. The i3X0 EcoMapper AUV is based on the robust Iver3-580 AUV platform and takes advantage of YSI's expertise in water ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • NOAA Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Company a $49 million, indefinite ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • REDmeters Launches The Dredging RM2

    REDmeters just released the new RM2, a non-nuclear in-line density meter that can be mounted on any dredging vessel. This is new for the dredging world, that has been struggling to justify contractual pricing with performance. As a result, contractual negotiations today, are mostly based on estimated time to complete the project, not on the work itself. Non-Nuclear ...


    By REDmeters

  • Xylem Analytics Portfolio Expanded With HYPACK Acquisition

    Rye Brook, NY – (November 10, 2015) – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has acquired HYPACK, Inc. a privately-owned company specializing in hydrographic survey software used in ocean, coastal and surface water applications, for approximately $18 million. News of acquisition was shared ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Major Hydrographic Survey completes using Valeport rapidSV Profiler

    As reported in Hydro-International recently (see full article), the system, which incorporates the Valeport rapidSV profiler as part of the package, has been used to update the nautical charts of the area as part of a project undertaken by TerraSond on behalf of the NOAA’s Office of Coast ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Valeport Hydrographic Equipment Helps Shallow Survey 2015 Get Results

    Shallow Survey 2015 is the international conference for experts in high resolution surveys in shallow water (less than 200 metres in depth).  It was established in Sydney, Australia in 1999 and since held in New Hampshire, USA in 2001 and again in Sydney in 2003, Plymouth, UK in 2005, New Hampshire in 2008, New Zealand in 2012 and this year it returns to Plymouth, Devon, ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Revolutionary drone system to control, monitor and treat green algae blooms with the innovative DRONIC system

    As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment. Combatting algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the dronic project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and bring it ...


    By LG Sonic

  • NOAA and Esri Agreement to Broaden Understanding of Environmental Change

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently signed an enterprise license agreement with Esri, the world leader in GIS technology. The agreement enables NOAA to continue building its GIS platform while maintaining data quality in bathymetry, climate and weather data, navigational charting, fisheries protection, natural resource management, marine ...


    By Esri

  • Remote-control boat speeds reservoir surveys

    As the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford has developed a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately. The ARC-Boat employs a sophisticated SonTek (a Xylem company) M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) which is a 5-beam depth sounding device that scans the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

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