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									AIRBORNE LIDAR BATHYMETRY MARKETS:
     A COMMERCIAL PERSPECTIVE
         D. Millar – Fugro Pelagos, Inc.




                  ILMF 2006
               Denver, Colorado
               February 13, 2006
                              Presentation Outline

Background
Evolution of airborne lidar bathymetry sensors
Evolution of airborne lidar bathymetry markets
Airborne lidar bathymetry markets
    • Market summary
    • Market demographics
    • Market needs
    • Suppliers
    • Market segments
    • Market trends / growth
Summary
Fugro’s Airborne Hydrographic Lidar History
                     Why Airborne Lidar Bathymetry?

Significantly greater production rates than MBES
Consistent and predictable swath widths
Elimination of shallow water boat work
   • Speed
   • Cost
   • Safety
Mobility and flexibility of an airborne system
   • Respond to brief favorable weather windows
   • Respond to evolving condition / urgent requirements
Reduction in survey time and cost
Enhanced data quality
   • Density
   • Uniformity
Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Operational Concept
             Evolution of Airborne Lidar Bathymetry
                                            Sensors

      System Name                       System         Year Introduced
                                      Manufacturer
Larsen 500                                    Optech        1984
LADS Mk I                                     Tenix         1993
SHOALS-200*                                   Optech        1994
Hawk Eye                                      Optech        1995
SHOALS-400*                                   Optech        1998
LADS Mk II                                    Tenix         1998
SHOALS-1000T*                                 Optech        2003
SHOALS-3000T20H*                              Optech        2005
Hawk Eye II                                   TopEye      2005/2006

• Currently or previously operated by Fugro
           Evolution of the SHOALS Product Line from
                                             Optech
  Criteria     SHOALS-    SHOALS-     SHOALS-          SHOALS-
                 200        400        1000T           3000T20H

Power         150A @     120A @     60A @ 28VDC      60A @ 28VDC
Required      28VDC      28VDC

Weight        450kg      450kg      205kg            255kg


Sensor        1.5m³      1.5m³      0.5m³            0.5m³
Volume

Function      Bathy      Bathy      Bathy            Bathy
                                    Topo             Topo
                                    Photography/     Photography
                                    Seabed Imagery   Seabed Imagery
                                                     Spectral Imagery
                Evolution of Airborne Lidar Bathymetry
                                               Markets

   ALB Market                                                    Sensor Capability



Integrated Coastal Zone                                                Multispectral
Mapping

                                                                       Seabed Imagery



                                                                       Photography



                                                                       Topography
 Hydrographic Charting
 And
                                                                       Bathymetry &
 Bathymetric Mapping
                                                                       Hydrography

                          1996   1998   2000      2002   2004   2006

                                               Year
   Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Market Summary

Because:
• Technology is still very expensive
• Technology is best suited for large scale mapping

Customers generally need:
• Large budgets
• Responsibility for large geographic areas

As a result, customers or end customers are generally:
• Local, state or federal government agency
• Oil and gas customer
                                Market Demographics

Local, state or federal government agencies:
• Responsible for shallow water hydrographic charting,
  shoreline mapping, coastal zone mapping, ports and harbor
  surveys and riverine mapping

Oil and gas companies:
• Responsible for shallow water and/or transition zone field
   developments (exploration, engineering, construction).
                                      Market Needs

Customers need the following:
• Full data coverage
• Safer and more efficient (cost-effective) means to
  acquire data
• Integrated mapping products for their area of
  interest:
       -   Bathymetry & hydrography
       -   Topography
       -   Aerial photography
       -   Seabed imagery
       -   Spectral imagery
                            Market Suppliers


  System       SHOALS-   LADS MKII   Hawk Eye II
   Name         1000T




  System
Manufacturer



  Service
  Provider
Market Segments – Hydrographic Charting
                              Hydrographic Charting

• Covers the collection of water depths to produce and/or
  update nautical charts to locate potential hazards to
  navigation, such as rocks or sunken vessels
• Typically required by a national level government
  organization, such as navy or hydrographic office
• Critical factors:
        - Least depth
        - Object detection
• Value-added capabilities:
        - Shoreline (from integrated bathy /topo)
        - Detached positions / QC (from aerial photography)
     Hydrographic Charting – Fugro Examples

NOAA: Sitka, AK




SHOM: Gulf of Morbihan, France
Market Segments – Ports & Harbor Surveys
                          Ports & Harbor Surveys

• Covers the collection of topographic elevations and
  hydrographic depths to assess the condition of
  navigation channels, channel infrastructure and
  adjacent shorelines
• Typically required by state or national governments
  and/or local port authorities
• Critical factors:
        - High resolution bathymetry
        - High resolution topography
• Value added capabilities:
        - Integrated bathy / topo
        - Ortho-photography
    Ports & Harbor Surveys – Fugro Examples

USACE: Newburyport, MA




USACE: Nantucket, MA
Market Segments – Shoreline Mapping
                                Shoreline Mapping

• Covers the collection of topographic elevations and
  underwater depths to monitor and determine the
  position and condition of the shoreline
• Typically required by local, state or national
  governments
• Critical factors:
        - High resolution bathymetry
        - High resolution topography
• Value added capabilities:
        - Integrated bathy / topo
        - Ortho-photography
        - Seabed imagery
          Shoreline Mapping – Fugro Examples

USACE: Regional Coastal Mapping, East Coast




USACE: Post-Hurricane Ophelia, East Coast
Market Segments – Coastal Zone Mapping /
             Environmental Assessment
             Coastal Zone Mapping / Environmental
                                      Assessment
• Covers the collection of topographic elevations and
  underwater depths to monitor and determine the
  position and condition of coastal resources and
  habitat, including vegetation, sea birds and fisheries
• Typically required by local, state or national
  governments (coastal authorities / commissions)
• Critical factors:
        - High resolution bathymetry
        - High resolution topography
• Value added capabilities:
        - Integrated bathy / topo
        - Ortho-photography
        - Seabed imagery
        - Spectral imagery
         Coastal Zone Mapping / Environmental
                Assessment – Fugro Examples
NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary




California Coastal Commission
Market Segments – Rivers, Lakes, Canals
                 and Inland Waterways
     Rivers, Lakes, Canals and Inland Waterways

• Covers the collection of topographic elevations and
  underwater depths to model the shape and slope of
  the river system, including flood plane
• Typically required by local, state or national
  governments (water authorities, water / river
  managers)
• Critical factors:
        - High resolution bathymetry
        - High resolution topography
• Value added capabilities:
        - Integrated bathy / topo
        - Ortho-photography
  Rivers, Lakes, Canals and Inland Waterways
                           – Fugro Examples
USGS – Grand Canyon, AZ




BOR – Yakima River, WA
       Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Market Trends /
                                         Growth
• Technology is maturing and generally gaining technical
  acceptance
• Governments generally increasing their use of
  contractors in surveying and mapping
• Governments are gradually increasing funding for
  coastal zone mapping
• Increased collaboration (pooling of budgets) between
  various levels of government and between various
  government agencies on coastal zone projects
• General acceptance that erosion is best controlled
  through nourishment
                                              Summary

Expanded Capabilities


   Expanded Markets            Reduced Size / Power


  Increased Utilization           Smaller Aircraft



Reduced Sensor Cost           Reduced Air Support Costs



                Reduced Project Costs
                Thank You For Your Time

Questions?




             D. Millar – dmillar@fugro.com

								
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