Kongsberg Sonar Chosen by Major World Research Institutes

Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
GeoSwath Plus Unit: Photo credit Kongsberg Geoacoustics

Kongsberg Geoacoustics based in Great Yarmouth, UK, delivers its GeoSwath Plus combined shallow water multibeam & side scan system to research institutes.

Many GeoSwath users choose the system due to its easy portability. The 500 kHz transducer is only 13cm wide and 35cm long with a weight of just 10 kilograms. The system can be supplied in a wide choice of frequencies and configurations depending upon the intended application.

The Korean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) purchased a 250 kHz GeoSwath Plus COMPACT version which has already been successfully operated in shallow water bathymetry projects on vessels of opportunity.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) are operating a similar system at 500 kHz on a daily basis in a coastal engineering project - also from a very small platform.

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) have installed a GeoSwath Plus AUV version in their 4km rated autonomous underwater vehicle and already successfully operated it in several deep water projects.

The system provides high resolution side scan images and bathymetry data exceeding IHO, SP 44, Special order standards and also, in shallow waters, swath coverage of the seafloor of 12 times water depth or more.


 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Wärtsilä to Begin Building LNG Terminal in January

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

Polarcus Awarded 3D Project Off West Africa

Polarcus Limited has signed a letter of intent with Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon S.A. for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.   The project,

Boskalis, VolkerWessels Win Offshore Wind Farm Work

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels), has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland

Ocean Observation

NOAA: US to See More Floods from Sea Level Rise

Most of U.S. coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened

DYT Yacht Transport Carries M/V OCEARCH

The 126-foot research vessel M/V OCEARCH is currently making its way from Port Everglades, Florida to Brisbane, Australia on board DYT Yacht Transport’s semisubmersible

Talisman Sinopec Closes North Sea Platform Ahead of Storm

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has closed its Buchan Alpha platform in the North Sea, the company said on Wednesday, ahead of an expected severe winter storm. The

Underwater Engineering

DNV GL Targets Safer Approach to Subsea Lifting

The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP).

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1522 sec (7 req/sec)