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Capabilities

Our team has the ability to perform precision geophysical, geotechnical and geochemical surveys, detailed mapping, sampling, environmental assessments, drilling, and resource evaluations in water depths up to 6,000 meters.

Multibeam Bathymetric Sonar

  • Large area survey coverage to identify key features and target areas for follow up work.

  • Ship & remotely operated vehicle (ROV)-mounted multibeam systems.

Water Chemistry Technology

  • Water column structure or anomalous water plume exploration  utilising a range of chemical and particulate sensors including nephelometer (particles), PAR (oxygen), MAPR (mini autonoumous plume recorder system), CTD (conductivity/temperature/density), and water samples (chemistry/pH) using TowYo or single cast systems.

     

Deeptow Side Scan with Magnetometer

  • High-resolution ocean floor mapping for geological, structure and environmental (habitat) applications.

     

ROV Visual Inspections and Sampling

  • 400 HP advanced SMD ROV system with fiber optic high-definition cameras.

  • Advanced virtual tracking and ROV-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam.

  • Rock, sediment, biology and water sampling capabilities.

 

Operational Stewardship

  • Compliant with International Seabed Authority (ISA) standards.

  • Successfully programs compliant to New Zealand Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) environmental standards for marine minerals exploration.

  • History of collaboration with NIWA to edify NIWA’s biological database.

  • Early phase ‘opportunistic’ environmental practices to maximize understanding of biophysical environment.

  • Alliance with various research groups supplying biological samples for academic research.

 

Environmental

  • Seafloor to sea-surface monitoring  capabilities  using the latest benthic and water column monitoring methods.

 

Drilling and Sampling

  • Multifunctional, shallow seabed (to 6 metres) drill system with diamond, reverse circulation and vibrocoring capabilities.

  • Shallow seabed coring systems including vibrocorer, multicorer, gravity- and box-coring

  • Various spot and bulk sampling options.

 

Data Integrity Management Systems

  • Standardized suite of sampling and data management protocols and systems.

  • Spatial and temporal data organization and management utilizing proprietary software for capturing, managing and visualizing datasets.