Skip to main content

Company develops charting system for NOAA

Survice Engineering Co. of Belcamp, Md. recently completed a research effort for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a new underwater charting system.

The patent-pending system, ARGUS (Autonomous Remote Global Underwater Surveillance), harvests position and depth data from the chart plotters of under-way vessels to provide contour mapping of the sea floor. The system provides the latest depth observations in areas with the most marine traffic, as well as remote areas inaccessible to larger survey vessels.

The process also highlights where conditions are not in agreement with the latest chart data. Accordingly, ships will be able to avoid areas where shoaling has occurred or where obstacles have been introduced. In addition, ARGUS data can assist in establishing priorities for more detailed surveying and/or dredging operations.

Click here for the full release.

Related

1_PULSE1

Inflation Stymies Boat Sales

Inventories of new and used boats are improving at the retail level but are still considered comparatively lean, according to the results of the monthly Pulse Report survey.

Norm

Ho, Ho, Ho, You Better Watch Out

It may be too early to decorate the showroom, but it’s not too early to hatch a marketing plan to profit from the holiday selling season.

IBEX

Industry reacts to IBEX cancelation

With Ian expected to hit Florida’s west coast as a major hurricane, the consensus among those who spoke with Trade Only Today say it was the correct decision.

1_ABYCELECTRIFICATION

Ready for a Revolution

Electrification has been an increasingly common buzzword in the marine industry, especially in the past four to five years.

1_MARINEMAX.BOD

MarineMax Makes Appointment to its Board

Mercedes Romero has expertise in global procurement and strategic planning, working with such companies as Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.

1_ PULSE.PING.1

DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.

1_SPOTZERO

Spot Zero Announces Expansion

The Fort Lauderdale-based reverse osmosis systems manufacturer is adding a 20,000-square-foot production facility.

1_Seakeeper Ride 450_2023 Sportsman Open 232 Center Console

Seakeeper’s New System Targets Pitch

Seakeepeer, whose gyroscopic stabilizers set the marine industry standard for eliminating as much as 95 percent of a boat’s roll, is now turning its attention to eliminating pitch with their Seakeeper Ride system.

7_IMG_0254

Propeller Precision

Yamaha’s new $20 million foundry produces about 100,000 propellers a year