New Moon Like Craters

August 30, 2018

Moon Like Craters

Eight months in vessels surveying the Queen Charlotte Sound resulted in one of the largest nautical charting bathymetry data sets being being captured for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Discovery Marine lead the hydrographic survey component under the direction of one ...
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Hydrography a hidden Industry

A new video highlighting the benefits of hydrographic surveying has just been released. The video focuses on this hidden industry with an emphasis on the impact of the Kaikoura earthquake. See the video here; Hydrographic surveying, a hidden industry....
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Courtney Rennie wins National Gold & Bronze Medals

Courtney Rennie had a really successful summer season training on Lake Karapiro. So much so that at the NZ Nationals in February she was part of the Under 22 Women's Quad which won Gold. She also picked up a Bronze medal in the Premier Lightweight Women's Single where Courtn...
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LINZ Kaikoura Survey

February 9, 2018

Post-quake coast survey shows changes in sea floor

DML and IX Survey are currently working on a multidisciplinary hydrographic and science survey of the Kaikoura coast for Land Information New Zealand. To read more about the survey see https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/100451054/postquake-coast-survey-shows-changes-in...
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Chopper Swim Challenge - 20Km Swim Fundraiser

Nigel Marsden, one of DML’s vessel skippers, will be putting in a supreme effort to swim 20km for the Helicopter Rescue Trust. The swim will take place on March 26 from Waiheke Island to Auckland City. Nigel’s story of a freak kite-surfing incident and the resulting heli...
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Friendly Locals

December 19, 2017

Friendly Locals

The locals turned up to see what we were doing while we were downloading tide gauge data from the Cape Campbell tide gauge, South Island, New Zealand. The tide gauge forms part of tidal network in support of Land Information New Zealand’s hydrographic and science survey of...
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Auckland Marathon perfect endurance training for pending Kaikoura Hydrographic Survey

Looking great part way through, but the finish was still a little way off! Dan Graham, one of DML’s hydrographic surveyors toughs it out in the Auckland Marathon last Sunday in a brisk 3hrs and 23mins!  That placed him 65th in his age group and 135 overall with an ave...
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Update on William Van Der Beek

William Van Der Beek has had a very busy month. The first two weeks were spent in Japan at the World Championships where he finished 32nd. The level of competition was of a very high standard which really pushed him hard and he has already noticed big improvements in his sur...
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Challenging river survey helps reveal best bakery. What’s your pick?

River Cross Sections surveys can be extremely challenging. During winter the rivers are in floods so profiling by vessel is the norm while in summer dried out river beds brings topographic survey techniques to the fore, along with a large variety of insects, including wasps....
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New Zealand’s First Combined Hydrographic and Marine Science Survey

Land Information New Zealand and Marlborough District Council contracted NIWA and DML to undertake the first combined hydrographic and marine science survey of all of Queen Charlotte Sound. Bruce Wallen, one of New Zealands most highly experienced hydrographic surveyors, ha...
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