Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) are becoming the tool of choice to gather erosion vs. deposition data, slumping data, and gravitational failure data by marine coastal surveyors. Why? Because ASVs provide greater efficiency and automated precision compared to traditional crewed efforts.
Morgan & Eklund, Inc (M&E), a hydrographic survey company specializing in nearshore and specialized surveys for ports, harbors, and infrastructure, announced the successful deployment of its new Autonomous Survey Vessel (ASV) service to obtain high resolution multibeam bathymetric data to map and monitor sand and aggregate mining pits. Central Florida is home to vast resources of high-grade sand deposits that is used for beach nourishment and golf course operations throughout the state of Florida.