Category Archives: Hydro/Marine

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

Z-Boat 1800 on a riverine hydrographic survey utilizing side scan sonar.

Aqua Bots

This entry is part of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Above: The Z-Boat 1800 on a riverine hydrographic survey using sidescan sonar. Unmanned & Unlimited Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) get the lion’s share of media coverage, which is just not fair. Hardworking unmanned marine platforms, both surface and subsurface, have a lot...

CADS Survey used two total stations facing each other to ensure that both ends of the 1.3-mile-long jetty met in the middle; this total station provided 1-cm accuracy when measuring from caisson to caisson.

Stretching Surveyors across the Water

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Surveying the Gorgon Jetty Project on Barrow Island off Western Australia involved integrating structural, mechanical, and hydrographic surveying technologies and skills.  Barrow Island is described by some as Australia’s answer to the Galapagos Islands. The 202 km2 (78 mi2) island and...

Shannon Hoy

This entry is part 34 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Graduate Student at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire Many of the future’s motivated leaders in their respective fields gain a lifetime of experience while they’re still enrolled as students and student...

Alexander Ustinov

This entry is part 20 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Deputy Department Head at RusHydro’s JSC Institute HydroProject That the worlds of geospatial information, engineering, and high-precision positioning have been able to merge under an umbrella of real-time geodesy has been possible in part to the efforts of a new wave of “geo-renaissance” practitioners...

Hanna Fadhila

This entry is part 16 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Hydrographic and Land Surveyor at Java Offshore In the fields of energy and oil and gas are a substantial number of surveyors adept at both land and hydrographic surveying, ready to jump into all manner of projects across the globe. These young practitioners provide...