Efficient Coastal Mapping
QPS client, Washington State Department of Ecology describe in this article how they efficiently collect high resolution multibeam data in important ecologically productive and important zones along the Washington State Coast. Using QPS QINSy to acquire the dual head R2Sonic 2022 multibeam systems data and QPS Fledermaus software to process, visualize and create the final products.
A cooperative effort — among the Washington State Department of Ecology, Universal Sonar Mount Inc., R2Sonic LLC, and Quality Positioning Services BV (QPS) — provided a solution to maximize seafloor coverage and survey efficiency in very shallow water up to 1 m below the sonar heads.
The Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program crew conducts a DHDM multibeam survey aboard the R/V George Davidson; the R2SONIC sonars are deployed from the port and starboard aft quarters of the vessel.
Amanda Hacking operates the R/V George Davidson during a multibeam survey.
Above (top): Oblique aerial view of the Port Gamble Bay Mill Site, targeted for environmental cleanup with removal of shoreline and in-water structures, pilings, and submerged debris. (Bottom): CMAP’s combined boat-based lidar and multibeam survey of the same area.
8th August 2016
AGU's Fall Meeting, San Francisco 12th - 16th December 2016
AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 2016 will mark Fall Meeting’s 49th year.
QPS will be represented on our Booth 623 and look forward to meeting you there. For more information; http://meetings.agu.org/upcoming-meetings/
QINSy, Qimera & Fledermaus Training 5th - 9th December 2016
There will be a QINSy, Qimera & Fledermaus Training course at the Banbury, UK office December 5th - 9th 2016.
This training curriculum is for the QINSy, Qimera and Fledermaus workflows. The focus of the training is on Multibeam bathymetry, using QINSy to set up a system to go online, using Qimera to process your bathymetry data and using Fledermaus to process backscatter, watercolumn and create products.
Please see the Sales & Information > Training page for more information.