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Drones Improve Surveys

Naval architecture and marine engineering company Foreship Ltd. confirms that draught surveys employing drones improve the accuracy of readings, as well as the speed and safety of the survey process. Following successful trials, Foreship has added the method to its service offering. A draught survey is typically performed from a boat operated alongside the vessel. The boat, which may be

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Picotech Launches Small Integrated Multibeam Echosounder

PicoMB-130 Surf

Picotech has launched the PicoMB130 Surf, the world’s smallest integrated multibeam echosounder, delivering superior quality survey data from an ultracompact unit. The PicoMB-130 features:  Integrated multibeam echosounder, Applanix POS MV GNSS+IMU, and SVS with optionalacquisition PC, and autopilot, in the smallest form factor. Rugged fully overmolded digital transducers immune to galvanic corrosion. Ultralow power consumption for long endurance on

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Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Saildrone

NOAA Fisheries traditionally uses research vessels and chartered fishing vessels to perform fisheries surveys, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer’s ship-based surveys in the region have been canceled. Instead, three Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) deployed from Alameda, California, are sailing to the Bering Sea to perform this important task. The Alaska pollock fishery in the eastern Bering

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Kongsberg, DNV GL Agree on Digital Cooperation

Kongsberg DNV GL digital cooperation

Kongsberg and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share their data for use in DNV GL’s digital class and assurance services. Kongsberg and DNV GL are looking to reduce the time, cost and complexity associated with class and assurance services for the maritime sector by cooperating on new digital

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NOAA Chooses Fugro for Hydrographic Services

Fugro has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by NOAA to provide hydrographic surveying services in the U.S. The contract was issued by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to support the creation and maintenance of highly accurate nautical charts. The new IDIQ contract will run from January 2020 to December 2024. Fugro is

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