June 7, 2021

Seabed Velodyne 400x275Velodyne Lidar has announced that Seabed B.V., which develops equipment for offshore surveying and dredging, has selected Velodyne’s Puck sensors for its lidar mobile mapping system. The Seabed system is a mobile lidar solution for hydrographic surveys that can support sustainable planning to protect sensitive historic and marine environments.

Equipped with a Puck sensor, the Seabed system provides complete above-water point-cloud data, and can operate in harsh maritime systems, Velodyne said. The system conducts 3D data capture of intricate measurements of inshore, nearshore and inland waterways from up to 100 meters away. The system is designed to mobilize without the need for specialized training or qualifications, delivering results that can save time and money.

In addition, the system can be combined with a bathymetric multi-beam echo-sounder to provide a complete, 3D, geo-referenced image above and below water, Velodyne added. The data can be used to inspect structural integrity of bridges, dams, and piers, as well as be a resource for preservation and sustainability planning. Regular inspections of bridges and waterways also aim to improve navigation safety, especially in high-traffic areas with shallow depth.

“We selected Velodyne’s Puck because it produces the high quality, consistent data our customers need,” said Elice Collewijn, general manager of Seabed, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “The Puck has demonstrated outstanding reliability and power efficiency while operating in severe offshore situations. The sensor allows us to capture vital, high-resolution data to accurately measure and analyze marine environments.”

Velodyne said the Puck compact sensors can deliver high-resolution images to measure and analyze a variety of environments. The sensors can provide a full 360-degree environmental view to deliver real-time 3D Data, along with power efficiency, advancing the travel range and sustainability of applications.

For more details on the Puck, visit the Velodyne website.