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MDC attend Oceanology International, Excel, London (15-17 March 2016)

Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended OI 2016. OI proved yet again, that no other exhibition and conference hosts such a diverse array of players in ocean technology. OI gives us the chance to re-connect with manufacturers, suppliers and clients alike.

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New “Home” for Marine Data Consultants (3 March 2016)

MDC moved into our new office at 108 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. The new premises now means we have all services and equipment under a single roof, with ample space for continued growth. We celebrated the special occasion with staff, colleagues, clients, suppliers, friends and family joining us for a Champagne breakfast on 11 March.

Team Builder Multibeam Training Course Little Brazil, South Africa

MDC Team-Builder and Multibeam Training Course, Little Brazil, South Africa (12-17 Jan 2016)

MDC had a very successful team-builder up the West Coast of South Africa. All available staff, including our survey vessel MaDCat, went to Little Brazil for 5 days of multibeam fun. Davie Firth (“Firth Solutions”) also joined us and delivered 4 days of “class-room” training to all staff on “Multibeam Principals. Fun was had by

MDC acquire the latest R2Sonic 2024 with 700kHz Option (22 Dec 2015)

MDC are pleased to announce the acquisition of R2Sonic’s ultra-high resolution 2024 multibeam echosounder. MDC expect this sonar to be crucial for effective high-resolution mapping of nearshore engineering structures and wrecks. This is the first R2Sonic product that MDC own, and we look forward to a long and healthy working relationship with R2Sonic in the

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MDC involvement in Hydro2015 in Cape Town, South Africa (CTICC, Cape Town, 23-25 Nov 2015)

MDC were actively involved in the Organising Committee for Hydro2015, sponsored the Lucky Draw Prize, exhibited and also demonstrated our survey capabilities and latest technologies during Hydro2015. The conference was a huge success as far as MDC are concerned, exposing our leading-edge expertise to the local market. Being involved on the Organising Committee and responsible

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MDC purchase the new RESON T50 P Multibeam at Shallow Survey 2015, Plymouth (17 Sept 2015)

MDC purchased the T50P multibeam sonar – a new addition to the leading SeaBat T-series sonars. We are excited to put this sonar to work and expect to yield exceptional survey results and enhance MDC’s productivity for nearshore hydrographic surveys. Shallow Survey has certainly become one of MDC’s most informative and valuable conferences to attend,

QINSy Drill String Positioning Training for De Beers Marine Namibia survey staff (Quayside Hotel, Simons Town, Cape Town, 12-14 August 2015)

MDC presented in-depth QINSy drill-string training to five De Beers Marine Namibia surveyors. During the concentrated 3-day classroom work sessions, the DBMN surveyors were be guided through the basics of Navigation and Geodetics, Sonar Theory and typical survey hardware including GPS, Tide Gauges, Motion Sensors, Gyros, Sound Velocity Probes, Single Beam Echosounders, Multibeam Echosounders, ROV’s

MDC Attend Ocean Business in Southampton, UK (14-16 Apr 2015)

Gordon Rigg attended Ocean Business. As usual, the standard of exhibits and presentations was high, with ample opportunity to network and secure potential business opportunities. Immediately following OB, Gordon paid MMT UK, Banbury a visit and attended a 1-day QIMERA training workshop, followed by a 1-day visit to the Applanix UK office, Oswestry for in-depth

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MDC Survey Staff receive EIVA Training in Cape Town

Four MDC Survey Staff received a 5-days NaviSuite Online (NaviPac, NaviScan) and 3-days Navisuite (NaviEdit, NaviModel, NaviPlot) Training Course at Monkey Valley, Cape Town (23 Feb – 03 Mar 2015). The course was enjoyed by all, with practical online training on our survey vessel, MaDCat. A nearby veld-fire still did not stop us from completing

MDC Perform SBES Bathy Survey for Beach Petroleum Tanzania

Gordon Rigg and Michael Funke completed a single beam bathymetry survey for Beach Petroleum Tanzania in October 2014. Beach’s catamaran “Beach Binti” was mobilized at the Lake-shore Lodge and the survey was completed in record time thanks to the efforts of both staff from MDC, Beach and  Lake-shore Lodge. It is not often MDC find

MDC Takes Delivery of 25Ft Survey Catamaran

MDC took delivery of their survey catamaran “MaD Cat” on 11 April 2014. The vessel is purpose built, fitted for combined single beam, multibeam, side-scan, sub-bottom and dynamic laser scan surveys.

MDC Attends Oceanology International 2014(11-13 March, London, Excel)

Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended OI this year. OI is considered by MDC to one of the “not-to-be-missed” international conferences and this year proved to be no exception. Record numbers of delegates attended OI this year and provided an ideal opportunity for the global marine community to meet.

MDC presents “Combined Multibeam and Laser Surveys – Just a pretty picture?” to the South African Hydrographic Society, Royal Cape Yacht Club

MDC presented a paper on combined multibeam and laser data acquired in Cape Town port and presented current ovided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the HelWin2

MDC provides senior and junior surveyor services to MMT for the Tennet UXO survey of the proposed HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm, North Sea.

MDC provided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm using ROV-based Gradiometer and video on board the Vos Satisfaction.

MDC has Team-Building weekend at TRI ACTIVE Events Management, Grabouw, Cape Town.

MDC had its first team-building weekend at Tri-Active in Grabouw (9-10 January 2015). All MDC personnel, including their partners and children attended the event and a lot of fun was had by all. Hopefully MDC get to make this team-building activity and annual event in the future.

MDC provides senior surveyor services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Dover Strait (West Bound Exit) for MCA.

MDC provided a senior surveyor for the online hydrographic survey and wreck investigations of the West Bound Exit of the Dover Strait using a 2040D, SIS, CARIS HIPS and POSPAC.

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MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for DCD MARINE of the Scarabeo thruster replacement site, A-Berth, Cape Town.

MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam survey and associated rig positioning and thruster lowering control services. Equipment used included Leica 1200RTK base and rover, RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK, Valeport Tide Gauge, Hemisphere RTK and Octans 3000.

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MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for Elgin, Brown and Hamer Namibia of the NAMDOCK III Dredge works in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam in/out and interim surveys in the vicinity of the New Floating Dock and Dolphin Dump areas. Equipment used included RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK.

MDC provides ROV pilot and online survey services to MMT for the submarine HVDC route survey

MDC provides ROV pilot and online survey services to MMT for the submarine HVDC route survey between the north coast of Spain and the west coast of France, crossing the Capbreton Canyon in the Bay of Biscay. MDC provided and offshore online surveyor and ROV pilot to MMT for the ROV-based multibeam and sub-bottom survey

MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Baltic and Bothnian Surveys (SMA).

MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Baltic for the Swedish Maritime Administration on board SV Icebeam.

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