Bynoe Harbor Mapping Survey

A team of marine scientists have completed a marine mapping survey of the sea floor of Bynoe Harbor in the Northern Territory. 

The survey was conducted by scientists from Geoscience Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the Northern Territory Government.

The survey mapped the depths and hardness for approximately 725km² of sea floor using Geoscience Australia’s high-resolution multibeam echosounder equipment, mounted on the Australian Institute of Marine Science research vessel RV Solander.

Information collected will support the development of habitat maps that describe the sea floor flora and fauna, and programs that monitor the health of these sea floor ecosystems.

The project will also improve the understanding of how currents are shifting sediments in Darwin and Bynoe Harbors, which will assist with the upkeep of major shipping channels in and out of the Port of Darwin and provide guidance for future deepening and infrastructure projects.

 

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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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