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Remotely operated vessel surveys sediment pond

Remotely operated vessel surveys sediment pond

DML recently completed a shallow pond survey using its remotely operated vessel “KOURA”. The small radio controlled vessel undertook a single beam survey of a shallow suspended sediment pond for volume calculations. 

The platform was ideal in this situation due to:

  • Very shallow nature of the pond
  • Confined feeder channel
  • Suspended sediment may have caused issues with a traditional water-cooled outboard engine
  • Clean up of the vessel and equipment was a lot quicker
  • Contact with the pond water was kept to a minimum.

If you would like to know more about this capability and whether or not it is suitable for your project, contact info@dmlsurveys.co.nz