With the increasing number of maritime operations worldwide, more and more hydrographic surveys are required to be conducted. This exerts a demand for hydrography providers with survey capabilities ranging from single-beam to multibeam echo-sounders, sub-bottom profilers, lidar, and magnetometers.
The developed markets with a long history of bathymetry and hydrography surveys are well prepared to serve the increased demand with professional hydrographers, equipment and software support. However, in emerging markets and developing countries, the professional hydrography market requires a different approach as the backlog of professional hydrographic surveyors is not established yet. The current commercially available tools require extensive training and understanding of the survey setup and for many smaller companies that present a barrier which is very challenging if not impossible to cross. To address these emerging markets and the need for simple tools to perform basic bathymetry surveys NORBIT has developed the DCT – Data Collection Tool.
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