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Service + Software for Seafloor Mapping
Archive / 2008
In December, 2008 and January, 2009, Oceanic Imaging Consultants provided data processing services to Global Remote Sensing, LLC (GRS) as part of fiber optic cable landing site surveys in Southern Europe. GRS is based out of Seattle, WA but carries out hydrographic, geophysical, and geotechnical surveys around the world. OIC provided both
in-house and field personnel in support of the operations. The shallow-water data were acquired by GRS personnel aboard various vessels of opportunity utilizing both towed and pole-mounted Teledyne Benthos C3D interferometric sonars. OIC's GeoDAS was used for data acquisition, and CleanSweep3 for data processing.
Under funding from the Hawaii Technology Development Venture and the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, OIC began working on development of a COTS software package for the automatic detection and reporting of seabed change for the purpose of harbor security. This research looks to build onto current CleanSweep functionality, incorporating new tools for automatically detecting, measuring, and describing targets imaged in sidescan sonar data. Clearly, the benefits of an automated target management system will extend beyond security applications, and we look forward to delivering these features to all of our clients in the near future.
OIC provided data acquisition and processing services to Science Applications International Corporation for a cable install route survey in California. The deep tow survey utilized SAIC's FOCUS vehicle, equipped with a Reson Seabat 8101 MBES, EdgeTech 2400-DSS (SS and Sub-bottom) and IXSEA GAPS USBL positioning system.