Hydrography Applications

Route Survey

Route surveys for pipeline and subsea cable installation corridors require a flexible, multi-sensor platform. AUVs are uniquely capable of providing the integrated sensor and navigation payloads needed to produce high resolution, highly accurate data to support route surveys. Using our Reflection post-processing software, operators will produce a geophysical dataset that will allow them to identify safe route corridors in the most efficient manner.

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Deep Sea Mining

Hydroid AUVs support the growing deep sea mining industry by offering vehicles that operate in the desired depths of 1000 to 6000 meters. The AUVs carry industry-leading geophysical survey instrumentation that produces high-resolution digital terrain maps of the ocean floor. When compared to traditional surveying methods, Hydroid AUVs provide the deep sea mining industry with more detailed imagery of ocean floor structures and surface texture to aide in the identification of mineral deposits.

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Charting

Hydroid AUVs are used to perform underwater survey missions, such as detecting and mapping submerged wrecks, rocks, and obstructions, that help ensure the safety of commercial and recreational vessels. The AUVs are equipped with KONGSBERG’s industry leading multibeam sonar and inertial navigation processor (NavP) to provide high-resolution hydrographic data. The combination of KONGSBERG’s sensors and both lines’ AUVs have proven their ability to deliver IHO Special Order surveys to support charting efforts around the world.

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EEZ Survey

As part of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), nations must complete surveys of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in order to claim jurisdiction. AUVs provide detailed hydrographic charts and geophysical information that help nations fulfill the requirement to evaluate their subsea national assets and define international maritime boundaries. 

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Pre/Post Dredging Survey

Dredging in ports and coastal areas requires knowledge of seafloor characteristics and potential hazards prior to the commencement of operations. Both companies’ AUVs offer an integrated solution to efficiently survey the operational area without the need for a large survey vessel. After dredging is complete, the AUVs can also verify that the clearance depth of the area has been achieved and that there are no remaining hazards to navigation.

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Route Survey
Deep Sea Mining
Charting
EEZ Survey
Pre/Post Dredging Survey