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1 Ocean Engineering, Surveying and Mapping Services

2 FUGRO PELAGOS, INC. Fugro collects and interprets data related to the earth s surface and the soils and rocks beneath. It provides advice based on the results, generally for purposes related to the oil and gas industry, mining and the construction of buildings or civil engineering structures. Fugro operates around the world at sea, on land and from the air, using professional, highly specialized staff and advanced technologies, data gathering equipment and systems many of which have been developed inhouse. Fugro was founded in 1962, has been listed on Euronext N.V. in Amsterdam since 1992 and has been included in the Amsterdam Midkap index since Fugro has over 250 offices, about 8,000 staff and a permanent presence in almost 60 countries. Fugro s organization is comprised of three divisions: Geotechnical Services, Marine Survey and Geoscience Services. As part of Fugro Group, Fugro Pelagos, Inc. with offices in San Diego, Anchorage, Honolulu and Stennis is the primary government services business in North America. It is a premier provider of high-resolution hydrographic and seabed mapping services. While continuing to serve industry, it is a major contractor to all levels of government including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Geological Survey and numerous state and local agencies including academia. Habitat ground truthing Co-registered bathymetry and acoustic backscatter mosaic

3 Fugro Pelagos integrates and enhances advanced technologies such as multibeam echo sounders (MBES), multibeam backscatter snippets imagery, hydrographic LIDAR, topographic LIDAR, photogrammetry and GIS to provide customers with innovative solutions that have redefined the manner and quality in which the seafloor can now be mapped and displayed. The company s multidisciplinary staff of hydrographic surveyors, remote sensing specialists, ocean engineers, geomatics engineers, engineering geologists, geophysicists, physical oceanographers, geographers and GIS specialists offer the technical expertise and operational experience to meet any customer s needs. It takes pride in its ability to provide customers with the personalized attention, innovation and rapid response of a small company while drawing on the resources of Fugro s global infrastructure of worldwide offices. Fugro Pelagos understands its customers needs because it works alongside them. Its project managers and their teams maintain full control of a project from beginning to end to ensure its technological and commercial success. Whether in the field or at the drawing board, customers can be confident they are receiving products and services that meet their specific needs. Integrated airborne LIDAR bathymetry and topography of harbor entrance Airborne LIDAR survey in Western Pacific Researchers at Fugro Pelagos invented the snippets process that provides the highest possible resolution for Reson-based multibeam backscatter imagery.

4 Seabed and Riverine Mapping Services Hydrographic Surveying and Charting, Coastal Zone, Riverine and Seafloor Habitat Mapping Fugro Pelagos offers a full range of expert services in high-resolution seabed / riverine mapping from project consultation, data analysis and interpretation to full project management, data integration and execution. The company has developed innovative and robust data acquisition and processing systems and methodologies that ensure the highest quality data and deliverables. For several years it has held the largest single hydrographic charting contract for NOAA and collected billions of soundings during this period. Most recently, it became the first company to integrate simultaneously acquired airborne LIDAR and vesselbased MBES bathymetry data under a contract to NOAA for nautical charting. The company can operate from its own fleet of vessels or mobilize systems and personnel on vessels of opportunity worldwide. It has successfully conducted offshore survey operations from platforms ranging from shallow-water skiffs to ocean-going survey vessels, in some cases supporting multiple survey launches. FPI Precise Timing is available to all users and has been recently adopted by NOAA for MBES acquisition methodology. It can also provide airborne LIDAR bathymetry services anywhere in the world on suitable aircraft of opportunity. These LIDAR-based applications include both coastal zone and riverine environments and can be conducted from either fixed or rotary wing survey platforms. Working with its strategic technology partners, Fugro Pelagos has developed systems and processes that enable it to rapidly and efficiently acquire the highest quality and resolution of seabed acoustic imagery available today. This imagery is obtained simultaneously with 100% bathymetric coverage from the same sensor. Because the two datasets are perfectly co-registered, superior data integration and visualization is now possible, making interpretation of fisheries and benthic habitats much clearer for resource managers, ecologists and the public. In addition, survey productivity is greatly improved as acquisition speeds and weather windows increase. The company is also able to combine these acoustic datasets with hydrographic and topographic LIDAR data, LIDAR- Integrated airborne LIDAR bathymetry and topography of a shallow river

5 based seabed imagery, hyperspectral imaging and digital airborne photography to produce comprehensive maps from the coastal zone and riverine environments to any required depth. The integrated data sets can then be delivered in GIS formats or via web server for wide and rapid geographic accessibility. Fugro Pelagos has pioneered the concept of dual-use data collection and has developed working partnerships with both NOAA and the USACE. By embracing NOAA s Ecosystems Approach to Management, the company has been very successful in coordinating marine survey programs of several government agencies with different interests such that one data set supports all participants missions. This is the concept behind the company s portable airborne LIDAR system that can function in both hydrographic and topographic modes, acquire digital airborne imagery and provide LIDAR-based seabed imagery from a single platform. Services include the following: Multispectral imaging of nearshore habitats Singlebeam and multibeam echosounder surveys Multibeam backscatter snippets imagery GIS and data management 3D modeling and visualization Sun-illuminated bathymetric renderings IHO- and NOAA-standard nautical charting An Ecosystem Approach to Management is management that is adaptive, specified geographically, takes into account ecosystem knowledge and uncertainties, considers multiple external influences, and strives to balance diverse social objectives. NOAA 2005 RTK and PPK GPS surveying Hydrographic LIDAR surveys Integrated coastal zone and riverine mapping Tidal zoning, analysis and monitoring Beach to full-ocean-depth surveys Shorelining Detached Position correlation Hyperspectral airborne imaging Seafloor habitat classification Rugosity calculation

6 Software Products and Systems Development The in-house software development group of Fugro Pelagos supports both internal users and the company s extensive external customer base. With marine survey and GIS expertise, its software engineers develop commercial applications and provide customized solutions. The company s marine survey experts specialize in real-time and off-line geomatics applications for acquisition, data processing and data management. Of particular importance was the 1994 development of its flagship product, WinFrog, now the integrated navigation software of choice for sophisticated marine positioning, underwater construction and underwater inspection projects. The company s GIS experts specialize in geospatial data management applications. As an ESRI Business Partner, it uses the ArcGIS TM platform and has developed two products for commercial use. The company has also developed internet-based data management, map serving and imagery services that are offered on a subscription basis. Current products include: WinFrog - Long Baseline (LBL) Acoustic Module - GPS Calculations Module - Multi-Vehicle Telemetry & Positioning Module - Controlled Remote Tug Telemetry Module WinFrog Remote WinFrog Marine Seismic WinFrog Land Seismic WinFrog Lite Ribbit Cable and Pipeline Cable Analyst C-MAP CM-93 Viewer DXF Page Exporter Fugro Pelagos software engineers have the proven expertise, resources and field knowhow to implement and deliver special purpose systems and solutions requiring unique software and hardware development, often in response to a customer s urgent need. In addition, to provide increased efficiencies and cost-savings, the company can provide turnkey systems including hardware, installation support, commissioning, training and maintenance. Fugro Pelagos continues to research and develop new and exciting software applications to complement its offshore engineering, survey and mapping services and provide added value for customers.

7 Other Marine Services Fugro Pelagos delivers long-established expertise in traditional marine services including oceanographic, geological and geophysical investigations supporting geologic hazards evaluations, environmental studies and EEZ UNCLOS mapping. The company assists ocean engineering and civil works such as underwater cables, pipelines, offshore structures, breakwaters, outfalls, piers and marine terminals. It also provides underwater inspection and ocean environmental data acquisition for coastal, beach, harbor and offshore projects and supports marine projects in their economic feasibility, engineering design, environmental planning and permitting phases. The company s navigation and positioning services provide positioning solutions that increase the overall efficiency and performance of an entire operation. Advanced navigation services include differential GPS (DGPS) for marine and land surveys, underwater acoustic positioning for both long and short baseline (LBL and USBL) and systems development and integration.

8 Fugro Pelagos management system has been certified as ISO 9001:2000 compliant for the provision of offshore survey and positioning services and development of global positioning software. ISO certification represents our company s commitment to meeting customer needs, understanding customer expectations and adding value with products and services, as well as continuously working to improve all aspects of the business. Fugro has worked for us on several occasions, we are very happy with their quality of work, which we feel is the best data quality available in the industry. High-resolution seabed imagery derived from airborne LIDAR bathymetry data I wish to commend (Fugro) and the Nearshore Team on one of the most thoroughly documented GIS datasets I have ever encountered... This effort has set a high bar for quality and quantity of nearshore marine resource applications. Integrated airborne LIDAR bathymetry, topography and multibeam echosounder data for hydrographic charting purposes Their performance on past contracts has been outstanding. They are consistent and have brought sub-contractors together to present us with a better solution. Orthorectified photomosaic draped over DEM of airborne LIDAR data Fugro Pelagos, Inc Ruffin Road San Diego California Tel: Fax: Fugro Pelagos reserves the right to vary the specification and details contained within this publication Issue no. QAF-415-R2

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