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NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center

Education and Research at the University of New Hampshire

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Joint Hydrographic Center

  • Directed by Congress

  • Created by NOAA/UNH MOU June 1999

  • Funded annually through a cooperative agreement grant

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Complementary Centers

  • NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)

    • A Government and University Organization

  • UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (C-COM)

    • Provides for participation of other government agencies and private sector


      Industrial Consortium

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Center Goals

  • To be a world leader in the development of hydrographic & ocean mapping technologies and approaches

  • To expand the scope and applications of ocean mapping

  • To educate a new generation of hydrographers and ocean mappers that can meet the growing needs of both government agencies and the private sector.

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Who are we?

  • 9 Faculty—7 UNH and 2NOAA

  • 12 Research Scientists—10 UNH and 2 NOAA

  • 13 Graduate Students—including 3 NOAA

  • 4 Admin/Technical Support Staff

  • Visiting Scholar Program

    • Denmark, Sweden, Germany (2), Australia, Scotland, Israel, and Texas

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Industry Partners

Sonar manufacturers :

Survey Companies:

Cable and pipelines:

Mapping and processing software:

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Educational Programs

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D.

    • Two tracks

      • Ocean Engineering

      • Earth Sciences/Oceanography/Natural Resources

        • Thesis or Non-thesis M.S. options available

  • Graduate Certificate Program

  • Non-Degree Programs

    • Undergraduate Courses

    • Short Courses and Seminars

  • FIG/IHO CAT A Certification – May 2001

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Adjoining Facilities

  • Electronics Lab

  • Machine shop

  • Acoustic Test Tank

  • Tow and wave tank

  • Recirculating Flume Tank

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Research Themes

  • Sonar System Capabilities and Limitations

  • New approaches to multibeam sonar data processing

  • Data Visualization and Management

  • New Applications of Seafloor Mapping Technology and Data

    • Remote Seafloor Characterization

    • Fisheries Habitat

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Special Research Projects

  • Law of the Sea—Article 76

  • Electronic Chart of the Future

  • Advanced RTK GPS

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Research Themes

Sonar System Capabilities and Limitations

  • Push the limits of resolution (all sorts), coverage, and information content

Depth measurements from side scan sonars

Wide area side scan for habitat mapping

Water column information from multibeam sonars

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Research Themes

New Approaches to Multibeam Sonar Data Processing

An example to consider

  • The Request: Develop techniques to speed up the cleaning of multibeam sonar soundings

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First, find the right question…

  • What’s really the problem?

  • What’s taking the time?

  • What does the end user really need?

What is it that we really need to solve our problem?

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Automated Multibeam Sonar Processing

  • CUBE

    • Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetric Estimator

    • Creates a high resolution digital elevation model rather than a (huge) bunch of individual soundings

    • Being incorporated into leading hydrographic software products

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Valdez Survey Data

A CUBE vs. Traditional Method Trial

  • 5 days

  • Two launches with different multibeam systems

  • 22,227,491 Soundings

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Research Themes

Data Visualization and Management

  • The Navigation Surface

    • Archiving a digital elevation model rather than a shoal-biased set of soundings

    • Lets us generalize the products, not our original survey data

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This has been our archive product

Snow Passage Depth Plot H10949

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This will be our archived product


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Article 76 Bathymetric Study

  • Identify areas of potential claim

  • Identify existing data pertinent to LOS

  • Define areas of potential claim where existing data is insufficient

  • Determine survey requirements and costs to fill in data gaps

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Research Project

Electronic Chart of the Future

  • Next Generation improvements

    • What improved capabillity can be implemented in today’s electronic charting technology

  • Revolutionary changes

    • What should an electronic chart look like

    • Unconstrained by existing ECDIS and ENC standards, formats, and conventions

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Help us find the right question to ask.