ODIM Brooke Ocean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has received orders from three different clients for the delivery of the ODIM MVP (Moving Vessel Profiler) technology.
The Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy, via MacArtney, has purchased an MVP100 with accessories to compliment the two MVP100 systems they presently own. The Hydrographic Service is responsible for conducting hydrographic surveys and publishing charts and other nautical information covering the Dutch Continental Shelf and adjacent waters together with the waters surrounding the Netherlands' Antilles and Aruba. The Hydrographic Service undertook an extensive technology review of the MVP and decided to add an additional MVP100 system. The new system will further enhance the Navy's capacity to conduct multibeam surveys by collecting sound speed profiles in real-time while underway.
The Hydrographic Service of Brazil (Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegacao, DHN, has placed an order for an ODIM MVP300 system. DHN is responsible for the hydrographic surveying and nautical charting for Brazilian inland and oceanic waters. The MVP300 will allow DHN to collect real-time water column sound speed profiles at depths of over 1000 metres at speeds of nearly 7 knots. The purpose of the MVP system is to optimize data collection procedures and reduce post-processing time of multibeam hydrographic surveys.
David Evans and Associates (DEA), Marine Services Division, has placed an order for an ODIM MVP30 system. The system will be used onboard a small survey vessel to collect real-time sound speed profiles for the purpose of multibeam sound speed corrections. The system will be used primarily on NOAA hydrographic survey projects on the east and west coasts of the USA. In addition, the system is being earmarked to have a Dissolved Oxygen sensor integrated into the system, thus adding further value to their hydrographic surveys. This will be the second MVP30 system that DEA has acquired for these types of operations.