Mar 31, 2015

Webinar: Saving Time and Resources in Global Dredging Activities

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM CEST – 01:00:00 PM CEST

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Dredging is a worldwide activity fueled by global trade, coastal defense, urban development, Energy and Tourism requirements. Primarily project driven, the Industry is experiencing significant growth generating associated revenues in 2013 of approximately €11.68 Bln (IADC). With this increased level of activity, comes a greater understanding on the corporate social responsibility associated with dredging including sustainability, environmental impact and safety. Very high resolution satellite information can effectively support the monitoring of some of these core issues during dredging activities for the installation of offshore infrastructure.

The use of traditional monitoring techniques (sampling at sea, measures, laboratory analysis) is certainly effective, but presents logistical and operational obstacles and long processing times, often incompatible with the need to obtain information in real-time. Furthermore, field observations and measurements, although frequent, are not able to provide a complete and exhaustive spatial answer to describe all the issues that could occur.

The proposed solution integrates traditional methods with daily collections of high-resolution satellite images over the area of interest. All the monitoring phases are accurately planned: the programming of the satellite acquisitions, the data collection, the ingestion and processing. Within a few hours, this method provides accurate and validated information, useful for measuring the quantitative and spatial information required in the dispersion of sediments during dredging operations.

Planetek Italia has developed standardized geospatial products, based on remotely sensed data, such as Worldview-2 and Worldview-3, designed in particular to support dredging operations. Currently different organizations worldwide have already adopted these solutions. In this webinar, we will present an overview of how these geospatial products can help Engineering and Oil & Gas Companies having full visibility on the impact of dredging operations.

Key Advantages:

  • Near real time overview of dredging impact
  • Flexibility in coordinating and scheduling monitoring activities and dredging activities
  • Fast setup in any remote area

Key Benefits:

  • Access – Leverage DigitalGlobe’s global archive of informationand acquire new data anywhere in the world to start the assessment of dredging activity in days, rather than weeks, or months.
  • Time – rapid dissemination of information providing you with an overview of dredging activity worldwide.
  • Relevant – Information provided is useful to monitor and coordinate dredging activity and its impact to stakeholder objectives.

Speaker Information

Sergio Samarelli
Chief Technical Officer
Head of Business-to-Business SBU

Sergio Samarelli has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Geomatics, Earth Observation and Systems Development. He had a role in the growth of Planetek Italia, dealing with technical and management activities as a Technical Director of the Company with responsibility of production activities. Today he is Chief Technical Officer and manager of the Business to Business SBU.

In his responsibilities is included the provision of services in the field of marine and land Earth Observation, infomobility, transportation and logistics, Oil&Gas, renewable energy and engineering.

He is author of several papers in the field of Earth Observation and remotely sensed data production and management, applied at land and marine monitoring, urban planning, infomobility, energy and engineering. He is also author of papers in the fields of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Data Infrastructures.

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