August 27, 2014 — Optech is pleased to announce that it will attend the Oceanology International China 2014 conference in Shanghai on September 3-5, where Dr. Joong Yong Park will discuss coastal mapping trends and how new advanced data fusion techniques using data from a high-power green lidar and a hyperspectral sensor are providing unprecedented coastal environment information. Optech will also be exhibiting with sister Teledyne Marine companies in booth B50, where Dr. Park, Optech, Inc. President Max Elbaz, and others will be available to answer questions about the CZMIL system, including how organizations can benefit from the new CZMIL Project Program.
Dr. Park will give a talk on “Ocean and Coastal Observation Using Airborne Systems”, which will clearly outline how authorities are using airborne coastal observation systems such as CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar) to make important decisions for coastal region development. He will discuss how airborne sensors improve safety by mapping waters too shallow for ship borne sensors, in addition to ensuring survey completeness by collecting seamless topo/bathy data in varying water conditions. Dr. Park will also discuss techniques for cross-checking airborne lidar and hyperspectral data with AquaMODIS imagery and field measurements, leading to accurate and well aligned data from all sensor types. To learn more about how systems such as CZMIL help with decision making for coastal regions, head to the Ocean Observing Systems and Instrumentation Forum on Thursday, September 4th to see Dr. Park’s presentation at11:35 AM, in the second-floor Multi-Function Room.
At Teledyne Marine booth B50, Optech staff will reveal how Optech CZMIL, already in use with several government agencies, will soon be available for smaller projects with the CZMIL Project Program, allowing those previously locked out of the most advanced sensor systems to take advantage of its 80-meter clear water collection and unparalleled turbid water penetration that simpler systems cannot deliver. Visitors will also learn how the Lynx Mobile Mapper and ILRIS terrestrial laser scanner can bring Optech’s precision and productivity to marine surveying, and how Optech is teaming up with sister Teledyne companies to explore exciting new sensor fusion technologies, our goal being to make marine surveying faster, more accurate, and more powerful than ever before.