Chesapeake Technology, Inc. (CTI), the innovation leaders in sonar data acquisition and processing software, just announced a new High Resolution capability for SonarWiz 5 that doubles the resolution of the earlier version. The result for sidescan sonar data is crisper, sharper mosaics, waterfalls, and sonar contact images.
A new version of the successful Orion INS (Inertial Navigation System) was launched by Teledyne TSS Ltd at Europort in Novemeber. The OrionPLUS aims to meet the needs of marine users and those in the hydrographic survey, offshore subsea construction and ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operating industries who need a dependable and competitively priced reference system. It can provide precise attitude, heading and heave data and is suitable for a wide range of applications such as supporting multi-beam sonar surveys or the construction of major seabed installations.
Sonardyne International has launched the sixth generation (6G) version of its best-selling acoustic positioning transponder, the Wideband Sub-Mini. The new Wideband Sub-Mini 6 (WSM6) is a versatile USBL (Ultra-Short BaseLine) transponder that now supports the company's advanced Wideband 2 signal architecture, whilst retaining many of the design features that made the previous model an industry standard.
Surrey based Planet Ocean, reports a significant increase in uptake of their new Minibuoy system. Minibuoy is designed for sheltered and inland waters deployments. The 0.61m diameter platform, the smallest in the range which extends to 3.6m has recently undergone a complete mechanical overhaul with an all polyethylene equipment housing replacing the original stainless steel version.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (OL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced McLane Research Laboratories, of East Falmouth, Mass., will provide the Wire Following Profiler for the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program.
Ken Johnson uses chemistry to study biology. This unusual approach is helping him understand why and how much microscopic algae grow in different parts of the world ocean. With the entire ocean as his sample bottle, Johnson's challenge is determining where to monitor. Ideally, to get enough data, he needs to sample everywhere, simultaneously and continuously. By enlisting the help of some robotic floats, Johnson is on track to doing just that-and all from the comfort of his office chair.
Peter Gas surveyors smash Oceanscience Underway SV profiling depth record in the Black Sea
Surveyors from the Russian survey company Peter Gas used some lateral thinking to avoid time-consuming sound velocity (SV) profiling activities during an AUV multibeam pipeline survey in the deep waters of the Black Sea. A Hugin AUV deployed from the offshore support vessel GSP Prince surveyed the 500 nautical mile route, with about 50% of the pipeline to be laid in water as deep as 2000m.
Fugro OSAE GmbH has been awarded a € 2.3 million hydrographic survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS). The survey is part of the Mareano project and will encompass an area over 12,000km² in the Barents Sea.