A collaboration signed between Blom, the leading European specialist within aerial surveying and LiDAR (laser scanning) and Gardline Geosurvey Limited, the UK marine vessel-based survey contractor, brings together a new shore to ocean seabed mapping capability for marine and coastal surveys.
Blom operates the Hawk Eye II system, a technology unique in its ability to capture both land and seabed data. Working to depths of 50m, it is increasingly the platform of choice for rapid coastal survey acquisition. Gardline has an extensive fleet of deep water and coastal multi-role survey vessels, established global providers in the seismic industry and also in operating extensively in the area of oceanography and marine biology. The agreement between the two will enable a more comprehensive, efficient and flexible service in these and other developing industry sectors.
"We believe this co-operation will prove really valuable to organisations looking for better integration of services and more efficient surveying solutions in shallow waters and the transition zone," says Paul Evans, Managing Director, Blom UK.
"Between them Blom and Gardline have more than 80 years experience in global marine surveying, bringing together not just innovative technologies but a clear understanding of best practice, safety and efficiency. This agreement will strengthen both companies' ability to provide fully integrated survey service to clients," says Cliff Whatrup, Marketing Manager, Gardline Geosurvey Ltd (Hydro Division).