29/08/2012: Fugro, under contract with the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), has been awarded a new task order to conduct hydrographic surveys utilising Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) as part of the Canadian government’s Arctic Charting and Mapping Pilot Project.

20120828 Fugro Franklin.JPGThe project includes seabed mapping to aid in the search for Franklin’s lost ships Erebus and Terror. The ALB surveys are being conducted in conjunction and coordination with CHS’s vessel-based surveys from CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The task order, which has been issued under a 3-year contract that Fugro holds with CHS, also supports the charting programmes in the Canadian Arctic.

Fugro’s ALB system is capable of efficiently collecting data from various airborne platforms over a variety of marine and land environments such as inter-tidal zones and coastal regions. In addition to collecting simultaneous elevation/depth information over land and water, it is also capable of acquiring aerial imagery using its integrated, high-resolution digital camera for both quality control and the production of orthorectified photo mosaic products.

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