Surveying the Mississippi River

During the Shallow Survey 2015 conference held in Plymouth, UK, Teledyne and CARIS showcased the latest capabilities in autonomous survey operations with a live demonstration.

Teledyne equipped a Z-Boat Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) with a MB1 multibeam sonar, and installed the latest version of the CARIS Onboard software directly on the platform.

CARIS Onboard is a near real-time processing software program that automates the processing workflow for bathymetry and imagery data. Especially suited to remote operations utilizing autonomous or unmanned platforms, CARIS Onboard produces user-configurable data products that can be transmitted to the operator to ensure quality control and allow early visualization of seafloor characteristics.

By providing this data in near real-time, rather than waiting for recovery and subsequent post-processing, the surveyor has significantly enhanced command and control of remote assets in various communications bandwidth scenarios.

In addition, the surveyor is able to reduce the overall Ping-to-Chart time as data is being processed concurrently with acquisition.

For this demonstration the Z-boat was given a survey line plan and deployed in the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The CARIS Onboard software ran on the platform, automatically processing the acquired multibeam data. The resulting processed line files were then used to generate a raster image of the bathymetry in the survey area. These raster files were viewed in the CARIS stand at Shallow Survey in Plymouth, some 4,500 miles away.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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