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
  • Sub-marine asset, cable and pipeline inspections


We employ a staff of project managers, hydrographic surveyors, marine geophysicistsphysical 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 and drone photogrammetry, often coupled with concurrent multibeam bathymetry surveys.


MDC are registered resellers of:

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