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September 2017 Issue

GEOPHYSICAL
EXPLORATION

SEAFLOOR
ENGINEERING


COVER
Overhead view of the staging area at the 2017 International Submarine Races (ISR), held at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, with University of Southampton’s entry UoSS KAIJU and Sussex County Technical School’s entry UMPTYSQUATCH-8. (Photo Credit: Devin Pisner/U.S. Navy)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


AN EMERGING TOOL IN THE SITE INVESTIGATION TOOLBOX
Dr. Mark E. Vardy (U.K. National Oceanography Centre), Andrew W. Hill (BP) and Kerry J. Campbell (Fugro) discuss how seismic inversion reduces uncertainties in site characterization.

SEABED MAPPING WITH HISAS SONAR FOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS
Dr. Arthur Ayres Neto (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Geraldo Pinto Rodrigues and Igor Drummond Alvarenga (CSSub) describe high-resolution surveying for decom planning.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE RACES
Event Review

CREATING A SEAMLESS HYDROGRAPHIC WORKFLOW
Chris Malzone (QPS) explains how to reduce human error by increasing automated data-processing power.

OFFSHORE ENERGY 2O17
Conference Preview

3D SUBSEA SURVEY ON THE FLY
Arnauld Dumont (DimEye Corp.) outlines how VLS uses a laser and camera for point cloud surveying.

AGILE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CONTROL SOFTWARE
Don Pickering and Luke Wissmann (BluHaptics) describe the DexOS controller for subsea manipulators, ROVs.

SEABED SURFACE SAND SAMPLING DEVICE
Dr. Xiaowen Luo, Dr. Ziyin Wu (Second Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration, China) and Lingkun Deng (Nanchang University) discuss a simple, effective tool for geological research.

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