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…

Jason-3 satellite

Will Jason-3 Make Tide Gauges Obsolete for Hydrographic Surveys?

On January 18th, 2016 a new and cool satellite was launched into space. The Jason-3 carries an array of oceanographic…

Shallow Waters

The Challenges of Surveying Shallow Waters

EM3002D Usage on Demanding Mapping Projects In late 2012, iXblue Australia was invited to present at the Kongsberg Maritime Subsea…

HMAS Leeuwin

Hydrographic Surveys: Surveying Australia – Part 2

Implications of a Reduced Rate of Effort Michael Beard and David Donohue Investment in hydrography realises an essential service to…

zSurvey Vessel Wyatt Earp

Hydrographic Surveys: Surveying Australia – Part 1

Give Industry a Chance to Help by Michael Beard & David Donohue, Brisbane ‘No day too long, no task too…