LiDAR – the key to monitoring asset integrity
LiDAR is becoming a trending Geo-data remote sensing tool in support of the energy transition, ageing infrastructure and climate change. Read Fugro’s Robert Hoddenbach and Pooja Mahapatra article for Geospatial Engineering as they take a deep dive in exploring the technology’s widespread application.
Originally published in Geospatial Engineering 2021 (annual supplement to Civil Engineering Surveyor) and is protected by copyright
Offshore wind: power cable design
Increases in offshore wind farm size, generation capacity and distance out to sea all require extensive GeoData. Fugro’s Sophie van Zanten explains how to reduce design risk and improve long-term cable reliability in this recent editorial for Wind Energy Network Magazine.
Originally published in Wind Energy Network issue 60 2021 and is protected by copyright
Keeping UK rail’s decarbonisation journey on track
Mark Thomas, Fugro’s UK Rail Business Manager, explains how we are helping our customers plan for long-term decarbonisation by deploying our RILA technology and RailData solution. These Fugro innovations provide up-to-date engineering, maintenance and asset management Geo-data that can be used to extend asset life cycles and reduce carbon footprints for a more sustainable future.
Originally published in Future Rail issue 91 July 2021 and is protected by copyright
The rapid rise of robot boats
A short video on the rise of USV fleets with focus on the Blue Essence
Published by the BBC June 2021
Mapping quest edges past 20% of global ocean floor
If Seabed 2030 is to meet the end-of-decade target, it will have to leverage the emergence of robotic ships and boats. Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) are becoming increasingly popular.
Published by the BBC June 2021
How Innovations in Mapping Will Help Support the Ocean Decade
The UN Ocean Decade aims to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and facilitate improved conditions for sustainable development. In this article for the Marine Technology Society Journal, David Millar, Fugro’s Government Accounts Director for the Americas, explains how innovations in Geo-data collection, processing and dissemination are supporting these goals.
Originally published in The Marine Technology Society Journal May/June 2021 volume 55 number 3 and is protected by copyright
The future of rail: from digitalisation to decarbonisation
Already one of the cleanest forms of transport, the rail industry is playing a leading role in helping to build a sustainable green economy. Mark Thomas, Fugro’s UK Rail Business Manager, outlines how remote operating systems and real-time Geo-data insights can support the industry’s decarbonisation strategy.
Originally published in Rail Professional June 2021 issue 273 and is protected by copyright
The transition to remote and autonomous subsea inspections
Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Fugro’s solution director for remote inspection, outlines digitalisation and sustainability as key to the maritime industry’s seamless transition to remote and autonomous operations and safer operations in this short article featured in Wind Energy Networks.
Originally published in Wind Energy Network issue 58 and is protected by copyright
Innovation in shallow water mapping
‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite) is an innovative new satellite mapping solution for remotely mapping and monitoring the seafloor in shallow water. In this article, Fugro’s Dhira Adhiwijna discusses the development of this emerging technology and how understanding the seafloor shape and characteristics is pivotal in planning and managing sustainable marine and coastal activities.
Originally published in Marine Professional issue 2 and is protected by copyright
Fugro’s subsea vision technology makes installing and positioning structures faster, safer and more reliable
In his latest piece for Subsea & Offshore Service (SOS) magazine, Sjoerd Butter explains how augmented reality (AR) solutions such as Fugro’s QuickVision are revolutionising the installation and positioning of subsea assets. By moving away from traditional bulky and battery-dependent positioning equipment, which must be fixed to the asset, vision-based technology is providing the marine industry with safer, more efficient operations and longer operational windows.
Originally published in SOS Subsea and Offshore Services magazine May 2021 issue and is protected by copyright