Members of Fugro Pelagos Inc. (FPI) Bathymetric Lidar Team proudly display the inaugural Lt. Cmdr. Peter Johnson Best Practices Award, presented to the Company at the recent Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, in recognition of their efforts to deliver a challenging IHO Order 1b survey of the Torres Straits for the Royal Australian Navy.
JALBTCX's mission is to perform operations, research, and development in airborne lidar bathymetry and complementary technologies to support the coastal mapping and charting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The international award's citation required the recipient "..to have accomplished a complicated, demanding airborne lidar survey within the past two years. A clearly defined challenge will have been overcome leading to a notable success or advancement in best practices.”