Author: The Survey Blog

January 10, 2018

UPDATE FROM: Fugro involved in a campaign to find the lost First World War Australian submarine, HMAS AE1 Fugro’s role in the expedition to find HMAS AE1 has helped to solve Australia’s oldest naval mystery, 103 years after the First World War Australian submarine vanished off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. In waters over 300 metres deep,…

December 22, 2017

Automatic Sound Velocity Refraction Error Correction Tool coming with Qimera 1.6 QPS has worked together with the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft), The Netherlands to implement their sound speed inversion algorithm in QPS Qimera.  The TU Delft algorithm allows for a completely automated refraction error correction. The algorithm works by taking advantage of the…

December 3, 2017

Fugro will use a state-of-the-art multibeam echosounder to conduct a bathy survey and a autonomous underwater vehicle for examination of the HMAS AE1 search area. The expedition will be led by the not-for-profit-company Find AE1 Ltd and supported by Fugro, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Submarine Institute of Australia. The Silentworld Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on Australasian maritime archaeology,…

December 1, 2017

After more than 10 years of service it’s now time for Klein 3000 Sidescan Sonar to give way to his successor Klein 4000. The Klein System 3000 is a proven workhorse across the globe. Since introduced in 2002, militaries, hydrographic surveyors and search and recovery specialists have used in the marine environments. What’s the differences?…

November 29, 2017

HYPACK, a Xylem brand, has announced that its market-leading HYPACK® MAX and HYSWEEP® hydrographic surveying packages can now be used to process and display data from Sonardyne’s Solstice side-scan sonar. With over 10,000 users around the world, HYPACK is the most widely used hydrographic software package in the world. The addition of the Sonardyne proprietary…

November 28, 2017

Have you ever heard about GeoWing? Performing a marine UXO survey in a dumping area it probably means that you are going to face a lot of readings from false positive. With a GeoWing system this step can be strongly reduced, minimizing the number of potential UXO targets that require a deeper investigation and dramatically reducing…

November 23, 2017

I found this article very useful to understand the capability of interferometric systems compared to the “classic” beamformer multibeam. I’d like to see your point of view about this, post your comments.   Hybrid Approach to Produce Bathymetry and Side Scan Data A detailed knowledge of shallow-water bathymetry is vital for a wide range of marine activities….

November 21, 2017

MMT has commenced an offshore geophysical survey for the AQUIND Interconnector project. The works will involve a geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth in England and near Dieppe in France. MMT will utilise two vessels: M/V Franklin for offshore works and M/V Seabeam for nearshore works. The vessels…

November 16, 2017

Muscat, Oman The Government of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP), a subsidiary of state company Oman Oil Company SAOC (OOC), and Eni today entered into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for Block 52, located offshore the country. The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Oil…