ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, U.K. – Proteus, a provider of satellite-derived bathymetric mapping and seabed classification services, announced that it completed a 200-square-kilometer bathymetric mapping project along the Red Sea coastline in just 10 days. Proteus derived the bathymetric data from DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 high-resolution, 8-band satellite imagery.
“If this project had been
undertaken by boat, it would have taken six to eight months due to government
permitting requirements and shallow-water navigation obstacles,” said David
Critchley, Proteus CEO. “Satellite-derived bathymetric surveys are completed at
a fraction of the time and cost, and within geographic locations where
ecological constraints, submerged reefs or political issues hamper traditional
hydrographic mapping methods.”
Proteus completed the project
using a bathymetric and seafloor mapping method developed with its exclusive
partner EOMAP GmbH & Co.KG, who specializes in deriving cartographic
products from multispectral satellite imagery.
In the Red Sea, the satellite
bathymetry process successfully extracted seafloor elevation measurements to
depths of 20 meters with a 4-meter point density at distances up to
5-kilometers off the Saudi
The bathymetric data supported for an environmental assessment being conducted
by Sogreah, a French engineering consulting firm, in preparation for
construction of a new power plant south of Jeddah.
“Proteus exceeded all
expectations on this project with their fast turnaround and high-quality
deliverables,” said Jorge Trindade, Sogreah’s general manager for the Middle East. “The timetable for completing our
Environmental Modeling Studies was extremely tight, and we couldn’t wait for a
bathymetric survey conducted through traditional means.”
Since 2011, Proteus has been
producing seafloor survey and seabed classification projects using
multispectral satellite imagery and the product generation technology of EOMAP.
These mapping projects have been delivered for environmental, oil and gas,
marine biology and other coastal zone applications in Europe, the Middle East
Compared with traditional
hydrographic mapping methods such as airborne LiDAR or marine sonar, Proteus'
satellite-derived bathymetry and seabed classification services offer many
advantages including the ability to provide instant large-area coverage, rapid
project delivery and enables frequent area refresh to track change. With
satellites, there are no mobilization fees or local permissions necessary, and
remote-sensing techniques allow safe acquisition of data in sensitive,
challenging and remote areas.
Importantly, the Proteus
surveying technique also has a high accuracy, enabling customers to use the
derived products for engineering, environmental monitoring and strategic
geospatial planning applications.
For more information on Proteus products, see
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Proteus Completes Red Sea Satellite-Based Bathymetric Mapping Project
July 18, 2012