Fiordland survey

The excitement of preparing for a new LINZ project

It seems like only yesterday that we were in the South Pacific completing our mammoth Tonga survey project. And now…

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The Case of the Missing Shipwreck

One of the most surprising and interesting finds during our recent major survey of the Niue region, was a shipwreck. …

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South Pacific Survey Achieves a Few World Firsts

The world’s first every survey project (of scale) using Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB), Airborne Bathymetric Lidar (ABL) and a vessel…

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The Joy of Getting Back on The Tools for a Brief Time

The survey dream When Dave Field and myself established the Australasian survey division of iXblue over 11 years ago, we…

The Fun and Challenges of the DriX Maiden Survey in Tonga

  From concept to maiden nautical charting survey in just two years is an incredible feat.  And how privileged the…

A Clever Solution to a South Pacific Problem

  It may come as a surprise to many to learn that much of the South Pacific is poorly charted,…

Drix Tauranga

Unmanned Survey Vessel DriX Arrives for Maiden South Pacific Survey

  This week sees the commencement of an exciting new era for the iXblue Survey Division and the iXblue Shipyard.…

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Mapping Coastlines: A Case Study in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Why do we need to map the coast? After a powerful M7.8 earthquake shook North Canterbury, New Zealand in 2016,…