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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 why that affects the accuracy of survey data. He demonstrates the two Sound Velocity Probes (SVP) iXblue uses to measure sound speed and travel time in shallow and deep water. The mini SVP, which can…

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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 this video Dave Field, Operations Director discusses the pole mount installation method they use to ensure they deliver highly accurate data. David Donohue, Managing Director explains the benefits of using this particular equipment mounting method.…

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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 choose a vessel. It’s a fine balance between selecting a vessel which is large enough to do the job adequately, has the space for all the survey systems and equipment, yet is efficient to run…

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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 Director explains how we maintain data integrity.

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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 sensors that are capable of measuring sea level heights, currents and even capturing information on wind speed. What excites me most though is its ability to measure sea level heights to within 3.3cm – globally.…

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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 User Conference in Singapore. Our Senior Surveyor, Dave Mundy, presented a paper titled “EM3002D Usage on Demanding Mapping Projects”.

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