ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, UK – Proteus announced a global agreement with DigitalGlobe Inc. in which Proteus will provide bathymetric and seabed mapping products derived from high-resolution eight-band WorldView-2 satellite imagery. The Proteus seabed surveys have been developed for environmental, oil and gas, marine biology and other coastal zone applications.
relationship enables us to bring terrestrial and marine data products to the
global market,” said David Critchley, Proteus CEO. “We look forward to working
with DigitalGlobe to offer a variety of rapidly-to-deploy, cost-effective
geospatial solutions starting with bathymetric data.”
In 2011, Proteus delivered
several bathymetric and seabed classification projects to customers in the
Middle East and Caribbean, which validated the
benefits of using satellite imagery for bathymetric mapping.
“The Proteus technique
generates highly accurate bathymetric and seabed surveys in the coastal zone
from multispectral DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 imagery in a fraction of the time
required for traditional methods,” said Critchley. “And the cost of the
satellite-derived surveys is five to 10 percent of those other techniques.”
Compared with traditional
hydrographic mapping methods such as airborne LiDAR or marine sonar,
satellite-derived bathymetry and seabed classification offer many
advantages. Satellite data provides instant large-area coverage, increasing
the speed of turnaround of deliverables and enables frequent area refresh to
track change. There are no mobilization fees or local permissions
necessary, and the space-borne technique allows safe acquisition of data in
challenging and remote areas.
Since there is no need for
people or equipment onsite, this method also has no detrimental impact on the
environment that is being surveyed. Importantly, this surveying technique
also has high accuracy, enabling customers to use the derived products for
engineering, environmental monitoring and strategic geospatial planning
more information on Proteus products, see www.proteusgeo.com.
Proteus Partners with DigitalGlobe, Offers Bathymetric and Seabed Mapping Products
May 30, 2012