Corps’ Survey Fleet Expands

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday named the latest addition to its ‪‎hydrographic‬ survey fleet after retired Command Sergeant Major Micheal L. Buxbaum.

The Buxbaum will be equipped with a vessel mounted “LIDAR” (light detection and ranging) system.

The Optech Ilris 3-D laser scanner has the capability to collect data in a terrestrial (static) mode and in a marine (mobile) mode of operation which allows the ‪Buffalo‬ District to survey offshore breakwater structures from a moving vessel, with fewer field personnel required.

This methodology not only is safer, but also more productive.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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