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By: Marine Data Consultants  11-11-2011
Keywords: Data Processing

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August 2011
MDC provide sonar visualisation to De Beers Marine Namibia sampling campaign
MDC has been awarded 35 days sampling visualisation on board The Explorer.  A purpose-build hydraulic tilting RESON 7125 ROV2 system is to be mobilised for this purpose, allowing real-time sampling operations of diamondiferous gravels off the Namibian coast. Equipment includes Applanix POSMV 320, Ixsea OCTANS 3000 and QINSy.

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July 2011
MDC provides Client Representation and Data QC/QA for Namdeb’s 90-day mid-water Geophysics Campaign
MDC has been awarded 90-days Client Representation and Data QC/QA for Namdeb’s extensive mid-water geophysics campaign. Work started on board the DP Star in July and is due to end in October 2011. Primary sub-bottom equipment on board is a Kongsberg TOPAS PS40 parametric sub-bottom profiler, Georesources 200 and Applied Acoustics Squid 2000 Sparker systems. Data processed and QC/QA in Georesources Geosuite and IVS3D Fledermaus software.


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June 2011
MDC moves to new offices
MDC has taken occupation of new offices in Unit 1, Carlton Close, Sun Valley, Fish Hoek to accommodate for the recent growth of the business and associated increase in staff compliment. MDC says farewell to the convenience of Rioja Restaurant’s good food, coffee and hospitality at the old Solole Game Farm premises.

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June 2011
New Appointment: MDC Senior Project Manager
Nick Herrington joins MDC as Senior Project Manager. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC.

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May 2011
New Appointment: MDC Marine Surveyor
Andrew Birkett joins MDC as a Marine Surveyor. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC.

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March 2011
New Appointment: MDC Hydrographic Surveyor
Andrew Schmidt joins MDC as a Hydrographic Surveyor. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC.

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28 February to 4 March 2011
MDC provides IVS3D Fledermaus Professional Training to Namdeb
MDC provided 5-day Fledermaus Professional v.7 training to eight Namdeb staff at the MDC conference facility in Cape Town. Duncan Mallace (IVS3D) assisted MDC in providing the training. Training was focused on Client data.

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January 2011– end December 2011
Pan and tilt 3D realtime sonar visualisation for Namdeb’s 2011 sampling campaign awarded to MDC
MDC has been awarded 120 days sonar visualisation for Namdeb onboard the MV Explorer sampling vessel. A purpose-build hydraulic tilting RESON 7125 ROV2 system is to be mobilised for this purpose, allowing realtime visualisation of sampling operations of diamondiferous gravels off the Namibian coast. Equipment includes Applanix POSMV, Ixsea OCTANS 3000 and QINSy.

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November 2010
New Appointment: MDC Marine Survey Technician
Jaco De Beer joins MDC as Senior Technician. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC.

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November 2010
Multibeam survey, Tema, Ghana
MDC is to perform a RESON 8101 multibeam mobilisation, calibration and “Saltpond” site survey for Seabird Exploration in Tema, Ghana.

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October 2010 – January 2011
Beach Petroleum (Tanzania) contract MDC for single beam survey of Lake Tanganyika
MDC has been awarded ODOM Echotrack 200/24kHz single beam Echosounder survey of Lake Tanzania for Beach Petroleum. Work involves mobilising a small survey vessel in Tanzania and running daylight surveys.

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September 2010
MDC Awarded QINSy 3D Drill String Positioning Support Contract Extension
MDC has been awarded an extension on the De Beers Marine Namibia 3D drill string positioning support contract until end February 2011.

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August 2010
Further MDC support for Netsurvey MCA hydrographic surveys
MDC has been awarded survey support to NetSurvey for their ETV /MCA surveys off The Minches, Scotland. Work involved establishing a tide gauge on Eigg and offshore multibeam survey acquisition and processing.

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August 2010
New MDC Client in Geoscience Australia
MDC has been awarded a contract to trouble-shoot Geoscience Australia Kongsberg EM3002 DH multibeam sonar hardware issues and assist with online SIS acquisition and data processing (CARIS HIPS and Fledermaus Pro) of multibeam data for their Bonaparte Leg 2, Darwin, Australia.

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May – June 2010
MDC support for Netsurvey MCA hydrographic surveys
MDC provides continued support for Netsurvey’s multibeam data processing and reporting to Maritime and Coastal Agency (MCA) and UKHO.

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May 2010
MDC Upgrade, Interfacing, Calibration and Training for Namdeb’s Jetboat.
MDC commissioned by Namdeb to upgrade, interface and calibrate Namdeb’s Jetboat. Survey equipment includes a RESON 7125 SV, Applanix POSMV and QINSy 8.

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April – May 2010
MDC to assist GEMS Abu Dhabi with geophysical cable route survey
MDC provides mobilisation and survey services to GEMS for shallow water geophysical pre-survey for proposed cable route.

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1-5 March 2010
MDC to provide IVS3D Fledermaus Professional Training to Namdeb
MDC provides 5-day Fledermaus Professional v.7 training to four Namdeb staff at the MDC conference facility.

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MDC awarded De Beers Marine Namibia drill string positioning support until end July 2010.

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February 2010
New Appointment: MDC Office Manageress
Linda Kosterman joins MDC as Office Manageress. We wish her a long and prosperous stay at MDC.

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November 2009
MDC hosted a Stand at the recent Hydro9 in Cape Town, South Africa from 9-12 November 2009. Pictured here are Adrian Webb and Gordon Rigg. The conference was a huge success and MDC would like to thank all involved."

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November 2009
MDC to supply Hydrographic Survey services for Nautilus Minerals deepwater exploration in Tonga

MDC is to provide onboard survey services to Nautilus Minerals in March 2010. Survey services include multibeam acquisition, data processing and data QC/QA using QINSy, QLOUD, Fledermaus, GeoCoder and CARIS.

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November 2009
MDC sells six IVS3D Fledermaus Pro Licences to ArmsCor, SA Navy
A total of six Fledermaus Pro software licenses are to be supplied to the SA Navy over the last quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010. These licenses are to be used by the SA Navy hydrographic surveyors in the QC/QA and data processing of their bathymetry and side scan data.

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November 2009
MDC Exhibition Stand and QPS / IVS3D User Workshops, Hydro9.

MDC will be present at Hydro9 in Cape Town, South Africa (10-12 November) and looks forward to meeting with the local and international hydrographic community. For further information we encourage you to visit:


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November 2009
MDC to supply QINSy 3D Drill String Positioning and Dredge System to De Beers Marine Namibia Drill Ships.

In June 2009 MDC demonstrated the 3D precise positioning of the De Beers Marine Namibia Drill String using QINSy V8 and Sonardyne Ranger USBL on the drill ship MV DebMar Pacific. MDC have subsequently been commissioned to install this system on the MV Alantic and MV !Gariep. This new drill string positioning system is utilised to monitor the position (x, y, z) of the drill bit realtime and provides valueable information for mining and resource evaluation. Included in the commissioning of these systems is the upgrade to QINSy V8 and QINSy Dredge Add-On.

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