Easier Access to UK Tidal Data
The U.K. Hydrographic Office has released a new ADMIRALTY application programming interface (API) that puts U.K. tidal data in the hands of software developers.The U.K. Tidal API gives developers access to accurate data from the U.K.’s largest authoritative network of tidal stations, allowing them to
ClassNK Issues Guidelines for Drone Surveys
ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, which incorporate the applicable range and procedures for use of drones in class surveys, the technical considerations for safe operation and the requirements for drone service suppliers Because drone-related technologies are improving at an extremely rapid pace,
DNV GL: The Drone Squad for Ship Surveys
With four drone types in its arsenal, DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship structures. Recently DNV GL reached a new milestone with its first offshore drone survey. It's a gusty day in Gdynia, Poland, and outside the DNV GL station Leszek Alba is waiting for the wind to change.
Multi-GNSS Vector Smart Antennas Launched
Today from the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London, UK, Hemisphere GNSS announced the new single-frequency, multi-GNSS Vector V123 and V133 all-in-one smart antennas with integrated Atlas L-band designed for professional and commercial marine applications. Powered by Hemisphere's Crescent Vector technology,
SeaBird Exploration Bags Contract in West Africa
Cyprus-based provider of marine 2D and 3D seismic data and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry, SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement to provide a source vessel for an upcoming survey in West Africa. The project is anticipated to commence during Q1 and will have a duration of approximately 60 days.
UKHO Creates High Density ENC of the Bristol Channel
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has disclosed details of a new Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) which could help to improve situational awareness and safety. Developed to cover an area of the Bristol Channel known as ‘The Bridge’, this ‘high density’ ENC displays depth contours at one-meter intervals,
Hydrographic Survey Vessel Converted for Autonomous Ops
ASV Global said it has converted a 26ft hydrographic survey launch to enable it to operate autonomously using the ASView control system, while maintaining its ability to operate in a conventional manned mode. The launch, which is part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) fleet dedicated to the survey
IT Package Ordered for Australian Arctic Research Ship
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS, Vlissingen) has awarded Radio Holland a contract to supply the IT systems on board the state-of-the-art Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) newbuild for the Australian Antarctic Division. The 160m ASRV is a survey vessel which combines icebreaking, survey and supply activities.
DEME relies on Septentrio GNSS technology
The Belgian dredging, environmental and engineering group DEME relies on the accuracy and reliability of the AsteRx family of precise GNSS positioning solutions from Septentrio. DEME is using Septentrio’s AsteRx GNSS receivers to obtain centimetre-level accuracy for all their dredging and marine construction operations worldwide.
Idwal Marine launches Online Ship Inspection Platform
Idwal Marine has launched the shipping industry’s first cloud-based online platform to provide instant quotations and deliver reporting for complete vessel condition, pre-purchase and pre-charter inspection services. The online platform www.inspectmyship.com provides 24-hour access to a global network