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Nov. 30 - Dec. 3  |  2021
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Thursday, December 2 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Technology Innovations II

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Lead-lines, fathometers, and single-beams have provided the foundation for our description of the seafloor, but these labor-intensive methods are extremely limited in their spatial coverage. Years ago technologies such as multibeam and LIDAR revolutionized hydrographic data collection. Unfortunately, due to expensive platforms, inpenetrable depths, and the vastness of remote areas, much of the ocean remains unmapped.

What newer technologies are being developed and how will they effeciently, economically, and accurately map the remaining areas?

The Co-founder of ACUA Ocean, Neil Tinmouth, will discuss the use of technology as multi mission platforms and how this can enable new financial models for funding research.
Danny Neville, the Managing Director of Spatialnetics Solutions, will show how lightweight micoservices can address the challenges of automating hydrographic workflows.
Addressing the navigational issues of deep-sea mapping, Satish Ramachandran, the Chief Technology Officer of AROBOTNX, will talk about the use of spare long baseline arrays.
Lachlan Hurst, the Technical Delivery Manager of FrontierSI, focuses on the processing, management, and visualization of big data (lidar, aerial photography, and bathymetry).

Moderators
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Mark Zimmermann

Research Fishery Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Together with my GIS partner Megan Prescott, I have been publishing regional bathymetry compilations of Alaska for fisheries research. Our 2018 map of the eastern Bering sea slope, and description of the canyons, is available at Geosciences (doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8050184). Our... Read More →

Speakers
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Neil Tinmouth

Co-founder, ACUA Ocean
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Danny Neville

Managing Director, Spatialnetics Solutions
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Satish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Officer, AROBOTNX
18+ Years Experience in Offshore Survey and ROV (Observation Class to Work Class ROV)Managing ROV Base and Tech Support for Offshore projectsROV Auditor - Providing Vehicle Assessment and associated Risk for Project ScopeCurrently, Co-Founder - AROBOTNX - Developing Marine Autonomous... Read More →
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Lachlan Hurst

Technical Delivery Manager, FrontierSI
Lachlan has over a decade of experience developing web, mobile, and desktop applications. Focussed on the geospatial industry, he has a background in the processing, management, and visualization of big data. Technologically agnostic; Lachlan will apply tools that best support client... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EAT
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