Woolpert acquires hydrographic survey company

Photo: eTrac

Engineering and consulting firm Woolpert has acquired eTrac, a vessel-based hydrographic survey and marine technology company that conducts custom and integrated marine services for projects across the US and its territories.

The services offered by eTrac include collecting and processing hydrographic survey and bathymetric mapping data for coastal mapping, navigation safety and nautical charting, high-resolution multibeam sonar data for shipping channel dredging and pipeline inspections, underwater imagery and aerial lidar data for change analysis, and vessel positioning and monitoring.

Headquartered in San Rafael, California, eTrac will become part of Woolpert’s geospatial sector and will expand to serve clients throughout the US and around the world.

Woolpert Vice President and Maritime Solutions Market Director John Gerhard said the merger combines the hydrographic survey and multibeam sonar expertise of eTrac with Woolpert’s aerial topographic, bathymetric, and geospatial capabilities. It also unites eTrac’s fleet of survey vessels with Woolpert’s 49 manned and unmanned aircraft.

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