US: Alaska based precision land and marine geospatial, geophysical, and geoscience survey solutions provider TerraSond has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services anywhere in the US under a new five-year contract.
Under the new contract that will come into effect in 2015, TerraSond will provide comprehensive, hydrographic surveys in assigned areas to support NOAA’s nautical charting mission, which includes the updating of charts in critical areas for navigation safety.
TerraSond has been providing hydrographic survey services continuously for NOAA since 1998 under consecutive multi-year contracts. During this time TerraSond has successfully completed over 79 separate surveys from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic, with three additional surveys currently underway in 2014. Much of the work has been done along some of the most remote and challenging sections of the United States coastline possible.
TerraSond claims that it has surveyed, processed, and delivered to NOAA datasets covering more than 4,500 SQ NM of seafloor utilising a wide range of technologies and vessels.