SHALLOW WATER SURVEY NEWS
News articles, press releases, customer stories and product updates
News articles, press releases, customer stories and product updates
Latest Generation Hemisphere Eclipse GNSS Offers Major CEESCOPE™ Upgrade. Representing a substantial performance upgrade to differential-grade CEESCOPE™ echo sounders, all new 2019 CEESCOPE™ units are standardized on the advanced multi-constellation, multi-frequency Eclipse OEM receiver. The new CEESCOPE™ is fully scalable from an SBAS solution to Hemisphere’s Atlas BASIC “lifetime” 0.5m accurate worldwide service, up to Atlas H10 8cm precision subscription corrections. The Trimble and NovAtel RTK CEESCOPE™ models are unaffected. LEARN MORE.
CEE-LINE™ Case History from GIS Surveyors, Inc USA. Surveying Lake Eleanor near Thousand Oaks, California called for a simple and easy method. The small lake was perfect for a kayak, and GIS Surveyors’ Gavin McKellar outfitted the boat with a trolling motor so he could survey without excessive roll movement. The CEE-LINE™ echo sounder was connected to a Trimble TSC3 data collector and continuous topo points were collected from the R10 GNSS receiver as Gavin undertook a survey grid pattern covering the lake. Read the full case history HERE or watch GIS in action on the VIDEOS page.
More River Monitoring USVs for California Department of Water Resources. Hydrologists from the CA DWR Central region are the latest group to benefit from remotely-operated acoustic Doppler velocity profiling courtesy of ARC-Boat USVs supplied by CEE HydroSystems USA. With typically low to moderate flow velocities in the region, the vehicle’s fine-tuned rudder and differential steering capability allows precise navigation even in the lowest flows. Set up to deploy Sontek M9 profilers with the River Surveyor software, hydrologists quickly were able to get to work monitoring early 2019 rains.
Integrated CEE Surveying Solution for Safe River Navigation. A river transportation company pushed their safety culture further forward with a high quality hydrographic survey program to manage river barge movements in the huge inland river system of the United States. The seamless interface between the CEESCOPE echo sounder, RosePoint ECS navigation and Hydromagic acquisition software allows easy production of “on the fly” charts. LEARN MORE.
Australian Land Survey Firm Start Hydrographic Services with 66km River Survey. New South Wales Survey and Planning firm Newton Denny Chapelle (NDC) recently called on CEE HydroSystems to get them up to speed with modern hydrographic methods and equipment. Starting with a river survey using their existing Leica GNSS equipment paired with the latest CEE echo sounders, NDC were able to see the benefits of an updated approach. READ MORE.
SBG Systems Ellipse2-E INS and WiFi Connectivity Added to CEESCOPE™ for Jet Ski Surveys. Designed for Personal Watercraft (“Jet Ski” – PWC) hydrographic surveying using HYPACK®, CEE HydroSystems’ latest CEESCOPE™ echo sounder adds a direct interface to the SBG Systems Ellipse2-E GNSS aided Inertial Navigation System (INS) and high-power WiFi telemetry to create an even more flexible single beam “all in one” survey package. The latest CEESCOPE-R™ variant represents a particularly appropriate and unique solution for surf zone hydrographic surveying. Learn more HERE.
USV Hydrographic Surveying – From the Land Surveyors Perspective. Often surveying with unmanned survey boats such as the CEE-USV™ is described by hydrographic surveyors or marketing specialists for the equipment manufacturers. The June 2018 edition of the US survey magazine xyHt featured a great article contributed by surveyors at Statewide Land Surveying in Oregon, USA describing their hydrographic exploits using the CEE-USV™, compared to historically (difficult) methods. Download the PDF HERE or visit the xyHt web site HERE.
CEE HydroSystems Supply Jet Ski Single Beam RTK Survey Package. CEE HydroSystems recently supplied a unique single beam hydrographic survey package for shallow water surveys to be performed using a Jet Ski by a French survey firm on behalf of an oil major. Instead of a complete “turnkey” survey personal watercraft, CEE supplied a portable “add on” survey pack that the client could easily mount onto an existing craft. Using the unique compact CEESCOPE™ RTK as the foundation for the system offered a small form factor solution with a waterproof design ready for the rigors of surveying in the surf zone and beyond. Learn more HERE.
CEESCOPE Echo Sounder Now Available With NovAtel OEM7 555-Channel GNSS. The NovAtel OEM6 GNSS receiver card used in the CEESCOPE has been replaced with NovAtel’s latest low power, high performance OEM729 receiver. The new GNSS option brings a vast increase in available channels for future-proofing, improved interference rejection, and better performance in challenging environments. The TerraStar L-Band support remains and the OEM729-equipped CEESCOPE is available with a built-in UHF radio modem and direct Ethernet connectivity to the GNSS receiver for NTRIP cell-phone RTK corrections
New CEESCOPE Drivers for HYPACK 2018 are Available. HYPACK has recently upgraded the GPS and CEESCOPE drivers used by the CEE ECHO and CEESCOPE echo sounders. The method that HYPACK uses to handle CEE’s special time stamps has been modified, resulting in even tighter precision for CEE single beam surveys. Users operating a CEESCOPE or CEE ECHO on a USV or with telemetered data may find some benefits in conditions where the radio link is weak. HERE.
CEE HydroSystems in Myanmar for Hydrographic Survey Training. In support of a major World Bank hydrographic survey equipment initiative in Myanmar, CEE HydroSystems was on hand to provide two weeks of intensive hardware and software training for local Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement (DWIR) hydrographers. Using the latest Trimble CEESCOPE™ with RTK “all in one” single beam survey echo sounder systems and HYPACK® software delivered by CEE HydroSystems, the survey department quickly were able to start their single beam survey program. READ MORE.
Surveying with the CEESCOPE on the E-Flow Project Bhutan. If you have ever wondered about surveying a flushing toilet then this challenge probably comes close. There was no easy way to obtain bathymetry data for the river surveys and Bhutanese surveyors were tested in fitness as well as hydrographic data collection. The RTK CEESCOPE was used for river bed elevation measurements with all data logged on the echo sounder as the operators had other things to worry about than operating a laptop. NEW CASE HISTORY.
CEE-USV Mine Site Surveying in British Columbia, Canada. For bathymetry surveys of settling ponds, pit lakes, tailings dams and other water reservoirs where access is restricted or unsafe, the CEE-USV presents a perfect solution. Coal mine surveyors in Western Canada kicked off their new USV program with three unmanned surveys during the CEE on-site training course with plenty more to follow including coal tailings deposition reservoirs. WATCH THE VIDEO.
CalTrans Developing New Scour Assessment Methods using Inertial Navigation and GPS. Conducting effective bathymetry surveys for bridge scour monitoring is hampered by a lack of GPS coverage under the bridge. Bad data, no data at all, or laborious manual measurements producing sparse data are the usual options. CalTrans are using their CEE single beam echo sounder with an Advanced Navigation INS sensor to improve their bridge scour hydrographic surveys and minimize missing data. LEARN MORE.
Statewide Land Surveying Use CEE-USV for Oregon Marina Surveys. As part of their new unmanned vehicle surveying program, Statewide’s new CEE-USV hydrographic survey boat was in action performing a pre-dredge survey at Detroit Lake in Oregon, USA. Able to weave between the hundreds of moored boats in the marina, the CEE-USV was the perfect way to maximize coverage in the confined spaces of the survey. See more of the marina survey HERE.
2017 CEE HydroSystems USA Hydrographic Field Training. The summer survey season is the busiest time for CEE’s customer field training. From experienced land surveyors to users with no previous survey experience at all, new CEE customers in North America benefit from field training to get their hydrographic survey programs effective and efficient without delay. Including HYPACK and Hydromagic training, introduction to hydrographic survey methods, GPS setup and integration, and boat operation, new users are not left scratching their heads after opening their new echo sounder delivery! See some examples of CEE survey setups HERE.
CEE HydroSystems USA Delivers ARC-Boats to California State Hydrologists. To improve safety, efficiency and measurement flexibility in their stream and river gauging program, California State Department of Resources has begun implementing a drone survey capability using the HR Wallingford ARC-Boat remotely-operated acoustic Doppler current profiler vehicle. ARC-Boats are already in action at the Sacramento and Red Bluff offices and present an exceptionally well designed, high performance survey tool for flood stage and routine measurements. See the ARC-Boats in action HERE.
CEESCOPE-USV Training for University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. CEE HydroSystems recently supplied a turnkey USV system built around the RTK CEESCOPE-USV telemetry-enabled echo sounder to Dr Brett Eaton of the Geography Department of UBC. With a Leica GS15 GNSS RTK base station supplied by Spatial Technologies (Calgary, AB) the new USV will be used for shallow water river surveys, in combination with airborne drone ortho photogrammetry for topography. The research goal is to better understand how rivers and streams respond to environmental changes. CEE were on hand for training in picturesque Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Learn more about the UBC research group HERE
American Engineers Inc. Offer Hydrographic Surveying with State-of-the Art CEE USV. Incorporating the unique CEESCOPE-USV echo sounder, CEE USA recently delivered a custom remotely-operated unmanned surface vessel (USV) to engineering and surveying firm AEI. With an unrivalled simplicity in operation owing to the modular and advanced design, AEI are at the forefront of inshore USV technology. READ MORE.