The River Thames at the Lidar and multibeam sounder during OI 2022

Incredible Lidar data and multibeam sounder captured at Oceanology International 2022
USV200 on the Thames (London)

Land and underwater data from the Thames in a single passage thanks to the USV200

It was during our demonstrations at the Oceanology International in London in March 2022 that we took the opportunity to conduct a bathymetric survey of the Thames. We did not do things in half since we had the opportunity to map part of the environment using the Lidar: piers of the bridge, ExCeL building, other boats, etc.

Directly integrated on the USV200 marine drone, the Lidar is here combined with the multibeam sounder, itself installed below the surface drone. In this way, the bathymetry drone obtains data below and above the water level in a single pass.

Views of the Thames, Royal Victoria Bridge and ExCeL in Lidar and Multibeam

Once launched from the pontoon near the ExCeL site, the USV200 followed the automatic mission launched by Dominique Chassagne, hydrographer and Technical Director at CADDEN.

Only about 30 minutes were needed to obtain data on the bridge and the buildings bordering the London River.

Lidar rendering and multibeam sounder
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View of the Royal Victoria Bridge (London)
View of ExCeL (London)
View of the Thames (London)


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