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Fugro Resumes Acquisition Of Data For Norway’s Mareano Seabed Mapping Programme

By [email protected] - 1st October 2018 - 15:37

Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract by the NorwegianHydrographicService. The survey is part of the MAREANO seabed mapping programme, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Fugro has successfully completed numerous surveys for the programme since 2006, collecting more than 100,000 square kilometres of data. In water depths that typically range from 80 metres to 1,700 metres, the survey area of approximately 14,500 square kilometres is located between the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Fugro’s equipment on the survey vessels will collect high resolution, high density multibeam echo sounder data, together with sub-bottom and gravity meter data, to gather marine knowledge for the Norwegian mapping programme. The main objective of the survey is to collect seamless, high quality datasets between bathymetry and acoustic backscatter.