Kaikoura Earthquake Faults

Amphibious Coastal Mapping Post-Earthquake in Kaikoura, NZ

The Strongest Earthquake in 150 years On 14 November, 2016 a powerful M7.8 earthquake shook North Canterbury, New Zealand. It…

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…

iXblue office

IXSurvey – We’ve Changed Our Name!

  We are excited to share important news regarding the evolution of our company and how this change will benefit…

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.…

dimensional control survey

The Most Accurate Method of Dimensional Control

Conducting a dimensional control survey of survey vessels is one of the first tasks we undertake when commencing a hydrographic…

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…

gps base station

Why Use a GPS Base Station During a Hydrographic Survey?

When conducting inshore hydrographic surveys, particularly in areas where there are steep cliffs, or where GPS coverage can be patchy,…