Fugro bags new survey under Norway’s Mareano seabed mapping programme

Fugro Searcher (Photo: Fugro)

The Norwegian Hydrographic Service has awarded Fugro another hydrographic survey contract as part of the Mareano seabed mapping programme financed by Norway’s Ministries of Trade and Industry, Fisheries, and Environment.

Fugro has already completed 10 surveys for the programme since 2006 and acquired over 140,000 square kilometres of data.

This latest survey will collect high-resolution, high-density multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom data to produce seamless datasets for the Norwegian mapping programme. The fieldwork will run from June to late October this year.

The survey area will cover approximately 2,700 square kilometres over Spitsbergenbanken, a large bank in the Barents Sea, in water depths ranging from 30 metres to 500 metres.

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