Analysis of CZMIL and coastal mapping technology at Shallow Survey 2015

September 9, 2015Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will attend the Shallow Survey 2015 conference taking place at Plymouth University in England on September 14-18. A current user of the Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar will make a presentation comparing various lidar bathymeters, and interested attendees can visit Teledyne Optech at booth M14.

With the conference focusing on high-resolution surveys in shallow waters, Teledyne Optech expects CZMIL Nova to gain a great deal of attention for its ability to detect objects as small as 1 m3 in water up to 25 meters deep. CZMIL Nova has also expanded the list of coastlines that can be surveyed with lidar, thanks to advanced electronics and data processing techniques that let it survey regions with waters too turbid for other lidars to penetrate. This bathymetric surveying solution is now available even to smaller agencies, which can borrow the system for short surveys through the CZMIL Project Program and install its newly redesigned hardware into small twin-engine aircraft.

Please attend the presentation “A look into the performance of bathymetric lidar systems” given by Chris Macon of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). JALBTCX and Teledyne Optech have worked together for 25 years to advance bathymetric lidar technology, resulting in CZMIL’s advanced capabilities. JALBTCX spent the summer testing several types of bathymetric lidar sensors, and Mr. Macon will discuss their results at 10:15 on Wednesday the 16th.

The Teledyne Optech booth will have examples of bathymetry work from CZMIL in turbid water in Asia and Lake Michigan, where HydroFusion’s Turbid Water Module vastly improved bottom detection even in locations with inflowing rivers. In the clearer conditions around Hawaii, JALBTCX performed a production survey of over 1500 km of coastline with CZMIL, ranging from 300 m inland to 1000 m offshore in waters up to 65 m deep. Visitors can learn more about these surveys at the Teledyne Optech booth with technical experts from our bathymetry team, who will discuss how CZMIL’s depth penetration varies with water quality.

The Optech Titan is also an industry focus due to its innovative multispectral lidar technology, which enables shallow-water bathymetry, high-density topography/environmental mapping, and vegetative analyses in a triple-wavelength configuration.

Finally, coastal management authorities can learn about how the Optech ILRIS-MC terrestrial lidar recently helped survey Sydney Harbour in partnership with a multi-beam echosounder. This innovative watercraft-mounted solution is proving a rapid and inexpensive way to survey critical sections of shoreline in extreme detail both above and below the waterline.

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About Teledyne Optech

Teledyne Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech systems are also fully warrantied, with extended warranty packages offered by Teledyne Optech Technical Solutions. Accuracy and productivity matter!

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Wayne Szameitat
International Sales Manager

Teledyne Optech

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