Multibeam Surveys of Pier Walls with a Sonic 2024

Port authority bremenports GmbH & Co.KG is responsible for the hydrographic survey of the water depths in both Bremen and Bremerhaven, ensuring easy and safe navigation in the port areas. Whereas the determination of the minimum depth is relevant for the harbor master, the pilots and the maintenance dredging teams, the maximum depth is important for the ports’ maintenance department in order to identify local tidal scours and to ensure the stability of the terminals. Equipped with the multibeam Sonic 2024, bremenports’ new survey vessel Seeadler is able to survey both the water depth and the quay walls.

Thorsten Döscher, chief hydrographer at bremenports has composed a valuable article dealing with the challenges and opportunities of pier wall surveys in Bremen and Bremerhaven. The article was orginally published in the Hydrografische Nachrichten 113 (German) and is available here as individual PDF.

RBR extends current Pay It Forward program

The RBR Pay It Forward campaign enables customers to donate good quality RBR and Sea-bird (SBE) loggers to non-profit and charitable organizations and renew their inventory of new RBR Generation³ products. Your contribution to the Pay It Forward program helps provide reliable scientific instruments to a breadth of important community projects while offering you a discount to bring new RBR products into your equipment pool to improve your research capabilities and reduce your purchase and support costs.

The Details

  • Customers can donate working legacy RBR and SBE loggers to approved non-profit and charitable organizations in exchange for a discount on new RBR equipment of similar product family. Example organizations include school science programs, youth STEM programs, and small non-profit environmental organizations.
  • The donation relationship is between the original customer and the recipient. RBR and SBE do not provide any warranty nor support for the older generation equipment.
  • The Pay It Forward campaign is applicable for the following product families:
    • RBR
      • XR
      • 2050
      • 1050
      • 1060
    • Sea-Bird
      • SBE-16 SeaCAT
      • SBE 19 SeaCAT profiler
      • SBE 26 Seagauge wave & tide logger (discontinued)
      • SBE 37 MicroCAT
      • SBE 39 Temperature & depth logger
      • SBE 54 Tsunami pressure sensor logger (discontinued)
      • SBE 56 Temperature logger
  • Customers are eligible for an additional 20% discount on equivalent product(s) to the donated product(s).
  • Customers will provide RBR with the name of recipient organization for approval.
  • To qualify for the Pay It Forward discount, the equipment must be donated and the new equipment purchased by December 31, 2020.

Discounts also apply for sales through Nautilus Marine Service GmbH. Please contact us for further information.