Published articles

Going deep: working to improve the accuracy and availability of global baseline bathymetry

This is an exciting time to be involved in the ocean mapping and marine survey industry. Not only is there a growing movement to produce a comprehensive map of the world’s oceans, but there is also a push to dramatically increase the speed, resolution, and affordability of ‘deepwater’ bathymetric data collection and delivery.
Originally published in the May 2017 issue of Submarine Telecoms Forum and is protected by copyright


Fugro has raised the bar in CFA (continuous flight auger) pile testing during groundworks for a high-rise development in London, UK, says Dr Melvin England of Fugro GeoServices.
Originally published in the June 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International and is protected by copyright

Interview - John Grainger and Nick van den Hurk

Rail Professional spoke to John Grainger and Nick van den Hurk, senior specialists respectively in geotechnics and asset data at geoscience giant Fugro about drilling in the UK being on the up, HS2, BIM and absolute data.
Originally published in the October 2016 issue of Rail Professional and is protected by copyright

Getting up to speed: rail asset information hits the fast track

Robust and timely rail asset data is essential for effective decision-making in the management of rail infrastructure - from trackbed evaluation, flood risk assessment and tunnel/bridge monitoring, to track renewal, electrification work and station modernisation.
Originally published in the September 2016 issue of Rail Engineer and is protected by copyright

Global Mining Intelligence

Fugro’s extensive engineering and consulting expertise provides mining companies with the critical insight and technical solutions to optimise operations throughout the life cycle of a mine.
Originally published in the 2016 Spring Vol 5 Number 10 of Mining Turkey and is protected by copyright

Radar ice mapping from the skies

Fugro’s airborne radar ice thickness capability is moving into commercial operations, a new tool that can help operators mitigate risk in challenging Arctic environments.
Originally published in the spring 2016 edition of the Frontier Energy magazine and is protected by copyright

The Full Picture - The Life Cycle of Rail Assets

Fugro shows how its surveying products – from linear datasets to 3D/4D information models – can accurately determine the life cycle of rail assets
Originally published in the April 2016 edition of the Rail Professional magazine and is protected by copyright

Exploration of water resources for Africa’s food production

The global demand for affordable food products increases steadily with the growth of the world population. However, the potential area of arable land is not without limits, which necessitate an increasingly intensive agriculture with the use of modern fertilizers.
Originally published in the February 2016 issue of WaterSolutions and is protected by copyright

African Decisions

Chairman and CEO of Fugro, Paul van Riel discusses one of the key elements of Fugro’s comprehensive geoscience and survey services - integrating global expertise with local capabilities.
Originally published in the 2015 issue 3 of African Decisions and is protected by copyright

New Angles on Data Collection

Survey technology for rail infrastructure is gradually relocating. Increasing automation is helping to remove survey personnel from the tracks. Data collection is moving from dedicated vehicles to passenger trains, working at faster speeds and with less disruption. New line speed train-mounted technologies are being introduced that will revolutionise the way that data and asset information is collected on the railway.
Originally published in the July 2015 edition of Rail Engineer and is protected by copyright