Marine Data Consultants is an experienced survey team which provides the following professional services:

  • Marine survey project definition and scope of work identification
  • Sourcing appropriate survey equipment
  • Mobilisation and calibration of survey equipment
  • Survey planning, acquisition and control
  • Survey data processing and data QC/QA
  • Digital terrain modelling and fusing of multivariate datasets
  • Backscatter processing and mosaicing
  • Seabed morphology interpretation and seabed classification
  • Sub-bottom interpretation and sediment mapping (isopacs)
  • Reporting and chart production
  • Marine resource management
  • Volume analyses (cut and fill)
  • Marine mining/dredging visualisation and online reporting
  • Habitat mapping
  • Client-specific survey training services and onsite support
  • Rig move positioning
  • Subsea positioning of assets including spool-piece metrology
  • Marine survey equipment hire and sales
  • Mine counter measure, diver detection and waterside security systems


We employ a staff of project managers, hydrographic surveyors, marine geophysicists,physical oceanographers, technicians and marine geologists.

Our capabilities are continually expanding. We have developed a global client base, with the focus on high resolution multibeam bathymetry and high resolution side scan and sub-bottom geophysical surveys.

MDC has expanded it’s expertise to near shore topographic surveys using dynamic laser scanning techniques, often coupled with concurrent multibeam bathymetry surveys.


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108 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek, 7975, Cape Town, South Africa | Tel: + 27 (0) 21 782 0502 Fax: + 27 (0) 21 782 0241