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When to Use Diving Inspections in Port Maintenance?

When to Use Diving Inspections in Port Maintenance?

The port industry’s business is surrounded by the challenges created by one element, water. Water works as the highway of marine transport, but as the world below waterline is invisible to us, there is always a need to reveal the hidden risks. Throughout the centuries the underwater world has intrigued us, and different techniques for…

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Categories: Asset Management

The Evolution of Underwater Surveying Over the Years

The Evolution of Underwater Surveying Over the Years

Technology development in the maritime industry is moving forward faster than ever. Underwater surveying companies are now more open to diving deeper in adopting breakthrough technological advancements, which are streamlining not just the surveying process but port/asset management as well. Lasers For many years, airborne lasers were used for seabed mapping with a level of…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

Use Cases of Online CAD Tools in Maritime Asset Digitization

Use Cases of Online CAD Tools in Maritime Asset Digitization

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software is used to create designs and drawings of structures, for example when planning a completely new structure or repairing an old one. While working with the clients in the maritime industry, we encountered a challenge of information about ports’ structures being disappeared or destroyed during the decades or even centuries long…

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Categories: Asset Management

See What Lies Under Water – Visualization of Water Depth at Ports

See What Lies Under Water – Visualization of Water Depth at Ports

Water is a constantly moving element, which shapes its surroundings substantially. In ports, where the requirement of a stable and safe environment is self-evident, this needs to be considered in the planning of maintenance. The amount of accumulation or erosion changes in different locations, depending on the currents, tides and features of the seabed. Somewhere…

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Categories: Asset Management

The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

Point clouds are set of data points in three-dimensional coordinate system. Usually point clouds are produced by 3D scanners such as sonars or lasers and they present a surface of a physical asset or object. Point cloud is a very common data format when surveying marine assets, but what can you use it for? In…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

The New Automated Way for Volume Calculation Saves Hours of Work

The New Automated Way for Volume Calculation Saves Hours of Work

Volume calculations are everyday work for marine surveyors and engineers. There are hours of tutorial videos, countless articles and studies on the internet about how to do volume calculations. You go through several steps and need thorough expertise and typically a variety of software to get the work done. Still, in many types of projects…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor