Okeanus Science and Technology (Okeanus) announced the addition of the POS MV Surfmaster (POS MV) by Applanix, a Trimble Company, to their portfolio of positioning equipment available for rent. The POS MV brings Okeanus clients georeferencing capabilities with acute accuracy in difficult conditions.

The POS MV produces accurate altitude, heading, heave, position, and velocity data of marine vessels and onboard sensors. Alongside compatibility with multibeam sonar systems, the POS MV offers georeferencing for both manned and unmanned platforms. The POS MV system provides accurate results in challenging settings for harbor mapping, seafloor mapping, dredging, wreck and salvage charting, and surface mapping. A full six degrees-of-freedom position and orientation is achieved through its combination of GNSS data with angular rate and acceleration data from an inertial measurement unit (IMU), and heading from GPS Azimuth Measurement System (GAMS).

The POS MV enhances the current positioning equipment offerings to track underwater assets with the highest level of precision. Equipment rental packages from Okeanus can be completed by integrating the POS MV with the Kongsberg M3 Multi-beam Sonar; USV sonar applications with RTK water level; vessel mount ADCP surveys; and vessels of opportunity, single beam and multi-beam. Okeanus’ portfolio available for rent includes metocean, water collection, geophysical, hydrographic, flotation, positioning, launch and recovery, and sediment sampling equipment.

"We are extremely excited to add this new POS MV system to our fleet of rental equipment,” said Benton LeBlanc, President and General Manager of Okeanus. “This system adds a new dimension to our growing line of marine positioning equipment, and it is a great compliment to some of our other remote sensing product offerings. Being able to provide all of the necessary components to our customers who are actively engaged in performing single beam and multi-beam surveys allows us to offer turnkey solutions in a rental capacity which gives our customers more flexibility in this economic climate by eliminating the need to invest valuable capital into the acquisition of these highly technical assets."

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