21 November 2017
The Survey Blog

AQUIND Interconnector: Offshore Geophysical Survey Started by MMT

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

16 November 2017
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Eni signs Exploration & Production sharing agreement for Block 52 offshore Oman

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

14 November 2017
The Survey Blog

REMUS SharkCam: The Hunter and the Hunted

SharkCam returned to Guadalupe Island, Mexico, to follow great white sharks deeper and into the night to give researchers never-before-seen views of the ocean’s top predator in the wild.       Source: whoi.edu

12 November 2017
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NORBIT Launches New 3D Sonar

With new 3D bathymetry sonar from NORBIT it is now possible to obtain better sounding coverage in complex environments. Running standard survey next to pillars leave shadows and gaps in the grid which needs to be re-surveyed on the other side. Using STX “explore more” feature the surveyor can look behind the pillars filling in

10 November 2017
The Survey Blog

Proper Survey Planning Saves You Time And Money

The what, the why, the how of Multibeam survey planning When planning the survey lines islands, coastlines, shoals and other obstacles within the survey area that may have influence on safety or efficiency of the survey must be taken into account. Nautical charts in digital format and/or aerial photos are extremely important as background data.