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August 2015 Issue

GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION
SEAFLOOR ENGINEERING


COVER
Fugro’s “Seafloor Drill I” being deployed offshore Australia. Fugro’s seafloor drills are data-gathering devices that allow for real-time data observation and are capable of coring, push sampling, downhole PCPT testing and deploying additional downhole tools. (Photo Credit: Fugro N.V.)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


MULTIPHASE ECHOSOUNDER TO IMPROVE SHALLOW-WATER SURVEYS
Lisa Brisson and Dr. Tom Hiller (EdgeTech) describe a hybrid approach to produce bathymetry and side scan data.

NEXT-GENERATION AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING SYSTEM
Dr. Martin Pfennigbauer (RIEGL) introduces the VQ-880-G, a turnkey airborne laser scanning system with an integrated navigation system.

MAPPING COASTAL FRONTAL ZONES IN NORTHERN ADRIATIC VIA AUV
Dr. Alvise Benetazzo (CNR-ISMAR), Graham Lester (Hydroid) and Dr. Sandro Carniel (CNR-ISMAR) track seawater conditions for environmental assessment.

BATHYMETRIC MAPPING FROM A SMALL UAV
Dr. John W. McLean (Arete) shows what a compact, lightweight lidar system can do to deliver a combined topobathy capability suitable for a small UAV.

THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON OBSERVATORY
Dr. M. Dennis Hanisak, Kristen S. Davis and Ben Metzger (FAU Harbor Branch) explain what the real-time water quality data network for research, education and outreach is investigating.

POWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF UNMANNED UNDERSEA SYSTEMS
Bob Geoghegan (Battelle) explains the growing potential of unmanned underwater vehicles as underwater battery charging extends their power limits.

INNOVATIVE ONBOARD TOOL FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING
Fred Algalarrondo (Nobeltec) shows how TimeZero Catch Software can be used as a navigation system for a vessel, as well as a powerful tool for recording and categorizing important fishing data.

SEABED SURVEYS USING SABERTOOTH AUV WITH SPATIAL DATA SOFTWARE
Jan Siesjö (Saab) and Frans Nijsen (QPS) detail how combining sonar, bathymetry, video, and sub-bottom profiling data offers an optimal way of looking at seabed surveys.

MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY MIX FOR HYBRID POWER GENERATION
Benjamin Yoder (Geps Techno) describes how the MLiner works and how it harnesses ocean energies in a movable, compact floating structure.

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