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…

Surface Check

What is a Reference Surface Check and Why is it Needed?

During the mobilisation process, a Reference Surface Check is conducted using the multi-beam to determine if a surface has been…

sound velocity

The Three Things Which Affect Sound In Water

iXblue Senior Surveyor, Rhys Davies discusses the variables which affect how sound travels through fresh water and salt water and…

Marine Survey Pole Mount Setup

Marine Survey Pole Mount Setup

iXblue’s survey system, which includes multiple sensors, and weighs approximately 100kg, needs to be mounted correctly on each vessel. In…

iXL Survey Vessel

Choosing the Right Vessel for Hydrographic Surveys

Choosing the right vessel for a survey is paramount. David Donohue, Managing Director of iXblue explains how they specify and…

Coastline Charting

The Coast Lining Verification Process

How are coastline charts updated?  Senior Surveyor Owen Friedleib, from iXblue, explains the coast lining verification process undertaken on hydrographic…

Survey Redundancy

Coping with Redundancy of Sensor Systems

What happens if a sensor becomes redundant for any period of time during a marine survey?  Dave Field, iXblue Operations…

dolphins

Dolphins – Beautiful Creatures that Can Also be a Nuisance

No-one will ever argue that dolphins are not beautiful creatures.  They’re playful, inquisitive and they bring absolute joy to anyone…