Orange Force Marine (OFM) offers a range of marine consulting services and survey solutions to its clients in industry, academia and government, as well as providing education and training services to reduce risk and enhance safety at sea. OFM recently brought to market an innovative approach which facilitates automatic data collection and transmission via the Mussel Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB) kit while data processing and distribution is performed via a cloud-based infrastructure.
This commercial initiative supports various industry, government and not for profit mapping efforts, and notably volunteer crowdsourced bathymetry activities. Championed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and supported by the IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB), Seabed 2030 endorses OFM’s unique solution of robust and non-intrusive CSB units which enable seamless data transfer, without the need for operator intervention. The vessel-to-shore communications - handled via Wi-Fi or cellular or satellite - automatically transfer data to the IHO’s crowdsourced bathymetry database for storage, visualization and analysis.