Oslo, Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Blom and Gardline agreement charts new waters for coastal mapping

A collaboration signed between Blom, the leading European specialist within aerial surveying and LiDAR (laser scanning) and Gardline Geosurvey Limited, the UK marine vessel-based survey contractor, brings together a new shore to ocean seabed mapping capability for marine and coastal surveys.

Blom operates the Hawk Eye II system, a technology unique in its ability to capture both land and seabed data. Working to depths of 50m, it is increasingly the platform of choice for rapid coastal survey acquisition. Gardline has an extensive fleet of deep water and coastal multi-role survey vessels, established global providers in the seismic industry and also in operating extensively in the area of oceanography and marine biology. The agreement between the two will enable a more comprehensive, efficient and flexible service in these and other developing industry sectors.

We believe this co-operation will prove really valuable to organisations looking for better integration of services and more efficient surveying solutions in shallow waters and the transition zone,” says Paul Evans, Managing Director, Blom UK.

Between them Blom and Gardline have more than 80 years experience in global marine surveying, bringing together not just innovative technologies but a clear understanding of best practice, safety and efficiency. This agreement will strengthen both companies’ ability to provide fully integrated survey service to clients,”” says Cliff Whatrup, Marketing Manager, Gardline Geosurvey Ltd (Hydro Division). 

For further information please contact: 

Håkon Jacobsen, COO Blom ASA
Tel: +47 22 13 19 33

About Gardline Marine Sciences Ltd
Gardline Marine Sciences is the world's largest independently owned survey group providing geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical survey packages. The range of services is extensive including exploration, seismic data acquisition and interpretation, cable and pipeline route surveys and burial assessments, EEZ regional surveys, seabed sampling, cone penetrometer investigations, environmental surveys and investigations, current and tidal data acquisition and modeling, oceanography and marine biology. GMSL offers a strong portfolio of marine services (survey capability extends across the full range of environments from river to deep-ocean) and remains the largest independently owned survey company in the world.
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