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The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has renewed Geodynamics LLC’s license to conduct hydrographic surveys in the State. Our surveys continue to be supervised by a hydrographer certified by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping / The Hydrographic Society of America, and are additionally supervised by a registered NC Professional Land Surveyor. Geodynamics is proud to be working with the NCBELS as the agency expands its supervision of GIS, aerial and hydrographic surveying.
With landfall of Hurricane Arthur predicted for Carteret County, Geodynamics staff is preparing the office for heavy rains and high winds. Our facility is built to the quality standards of an Essential Facility (like fire and emergency stations), to ensure that our equipment is protected during these events. To guard against data loss, our servers are further protected in an on-site cement bunker, in addition to off-site backups. Our team is on standby for rapid-response post-storm surveys as necessary, but we all hope for an uneventful storm and a happy 4th of July for all!
Geodynamics is prequalified by the NC Department of Transportation to provide hydrographic survey services as a private consultant. Our application has been reviewed and approved by the GIS Branch, the Highway Design Branch, and the State Port Authority. Geodynamics has provided hydrographic survey services to the NCDOT in the past, including rapid response surveys of the Pea Island Breach following Hurricane Irene and high-resolution multibeam sonar surveys of the Morehead City State Port. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the NCDOT and State Port Authority.
In May 2014, Geodynamics returned from completing multibeam and sidescan sonar surveys at Badin Lake in Stanly County, NC. This follows multibeam with acoustic backscatter, sidescan, and singlebeam surveys of the same site in 2011 and 2013. Badin Lake is the site of a lakebed remediation project adjacent to the Alcoa aluminum processing plant. Geodynamics’ surveys have covered 40 square acres of the lake and included classification of sediment type and identification of submerged objects.
Geodynamics assisted the NOAA survey response team during their AUV training missions at Cape Lookout, NC in early May. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey Development Lab is evaluating the use of AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) for identifying and mapping submerged features including wrecks and hazards to navigation. Completely un-tethered from a research vessel, the AUV is programmed to surface at a pre-programmed location for retrieval. On board Geodynamics’ R/V Benthos, the survey response team ran the VCT and Remus AUVs simultaneously for 3 days in the Cape Lookout Bight. Sidescan sonar data collected during the training operations will be reviewed by scientists at NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research for potential use in ongoing sea turtle or fisheries research.