Drix capabilities demonstrated to industry in Auckland

iXblue is one of several firms leading the charge into the domain of unmanned and autonomous survey vessels, suitable for…

Unmanned survey vessel drix

South Pacific Survey Achieves a Few World Firsts

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

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…

IXblue Boat

How iXblue is Significantly Reducing Survey Costs

  The second half of 2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting one for iXblue Australia, with a…

sound velocity probes

Why we use Two Types of Sound Velocity Probes

It’s critical to data accuracy that sound velocity is applied during post processing. Rhys Davies, our Senior Surveyor discusses the…

tidal gauge calibration

A Better Method for Calibrating a Tide Gauge

When conducting a hydrographic survey, the conventional method used to calibrate a tide gauge is to use a tide pole.…

hydrographic survey target detection test

Hydrographic Survey – Target Detection Testing Process

Some of our clients request proof of the multi-beam echo sounder’s target detection performance. Senior Surveyor Dave Mundy of iXblue…

multi-beam patch test

A Multi Beam Patch Test – Why It’s Necessary

We conduct patch tests on our multi-beams to detect any fine misalignment between the survey sensors, allowing us to produce…