Category Archives: Hydro/Marine

Data Fusion

Robotics Above, On, and Underwater

Demo-ing Drones at UAS Colorado’s “Robotics on the Rez” Event In the September 10th issue of Pangaea we talked about Future Prepping: getting ready for the next generation of geospatial technology. I’d like to add another educational resource to that list: product demos. Product demonstrations are a great way to get a hands-on look at...

Clear Scanning on the Clearwater

Above: The survey included collecting bathymetric data on the river bottom and bridge substructure with multibeam sonar as well as capturing above- and below-waterline mobile mapping data with the Leica Pegasus: Two mobile sensor platform. Two well-paired engineering firms used high-accuracy mobile mapping to combine bathymetry and lidar data for a fast-turnaround topographic survey of...

Our Changing Oceans and Coasts

Students watch a pier demonstration—back row, l to r: Clayton Harbin, Troy Peterson, Max Crowe, and Jack Jamieson from NW Michigan College and Casey O’Heran from University of New Hampshire. In front is JT. Myers, an ocean engineer at Seafloor Systems. Highlights from the U.S. Hydro 2019 Conference The U.S. HYDRO 2019 Hydrographic Society of...

Ocean Business 2019

With preliminary surveys already starting around the coast of the UK for another round of wind farms being built, the offshore industry descended on the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK for the bi-annual event, Ocean Business, centered around the offshore survey industry. Luckily, my home is a walk away from the event, so I was more than happy...

Emily Tidey

Lecturer, Hydrographic Surveying, Otago University Dunedin, New Zealand We received a record number of nominations for geospatial professionals in New Zealand this year—and all were women! While difficult to choose from among the candidates, Emily Tidey stands out as an educator and specialist in the essential (but often overlooked) surveying discipline of hydrographic survey. Maritime...

Emilie Novaczek

PhD Candidate, Marine Geomatics Research Lab, Memorial University Newfoundland & Labrador Canada While still at the beginning of her career, Emilie Novaczek has already gained the attention of the marine mapping and research community as well as acclaim for her work in related youth education, volunteer coordination, and mentorship. And Novaczek does a lot of...