Seaplane bathymetry

  • 01 January 2014

The Sea and Airborne Laboratory for Canada’s North Hydrographic Surveying project aims to integrate bathymetric survey instruments in an existing seaplane, to test the integrated platform for hydrographic surveying purposes and to analyse the data quality with respect to international standards. The Sea and Airborne Laboratory consists of a seaplane fitted with RESON T20-P MBES operating at various speeds, in order to conduct both reconnaissance hydrographic surveys in non chartered areas, as well as to perform high density hydrographic surveys in order to map waterways in accordance with international standards. This survey platform is intended to have a running cost much lower than a small survey vessel and will be able to reach areas which are not accessible by small survey launches, or which would requires significant transit time due to the lack of transportation infrastructures. The project will therefore contribute to develop Canada’s capacity to the production of reliable hydrographic data in Northern areas, enabling to map waterways with high navigation risks due to the lack of modern hydrographic data, or to conduct surveys in the perspective of new ports implantation.

Code 1314-431

Status : Active

Project leader : Mathieu Rondeau

Persons involved : Mathieu Rondeau, Sylvain Gautier, Alain St-Pierre, Coralie Monpert, Mathieu Turgeon-Pelchat

Partners : CARIS

Equipments deployed : Multifaisceau RESON Seabat 7125 SV, Centrale de positionnement et d'attitude CODA OCTOPUS F180, Centrale de positionnement et d'attitude APPLANIX POS MV 320, Profileur vélocimétrique VALEPORT MiniSVP, Vélocimètre de coque VALEPORT miniSVS, Caris HIPS&SIPS Software

Boats : F.-J.- SAUCIER - Vedette hydrographique CIDCO

Files : SeaPlaneBathymetry_CIDCO_ResonUserConf-Boston2014_Vf.pdf, HydroInternational_Article.pdf

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