Retrieving Data...

Site visits, research, reporting and charting

Desktop Studies (DTSs) are an integral component of potential offshore construction projects, and have become an industry-standard practice.  Our team at Geo-Marine Technology, Inc. is exceptional at evaluating and synthesizing relevant information, and at efficiently compiling that information into clear and comprehensive reports.  Our DTSs can save your company time and money by giving you the opportunity to evaluate our recommendations before heading into extensive installation projects.

Geo-Marine Technology’s experienced personnel have performed site visits in many countries – including Colombia, Panama, Japan, Trinidad and others – to assess the feasibility and associated hazards of potential landfall locations.

At first order, our DTS research assesses the potential natural and anthropogenic hazards within a given study area by gathering and synthesizing all available data addressing the following concerns:

  • Bathymetry
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Archaeology
  • Human Impacts
  • Permitting
  • Geology
  • Climatology

Each proposed offshore construction project is unique, so the format of our DTSs is highly adaptive in order to best meet the needs of our clients.  Every report we produce therefore provides route-specific recommendations to our clients based on the salient aspects of our analyses and research of the study area.  Detailed figures and charts summarize such considerations, which commonly include:

  • Storm Frequency
  • Slope Steepness
  • Local Fishing Practice
  • Shipping Lanes
  • Existingcable/pipelines
  • Sea surfaces temperatures
  • Seafloor Temperatures
  • Wind and Swell Vectors
  • Protected areas
  • Maritime Boundaries

Geo-Marine Technology News

Desktop Studies

June 2017

- Sound and Sea Technology - Completed a DTS for a proposed submarine installation in the Southern California Bight.

July 2015

- IT International Telecom - Completed a DTS for the ORVAL fiber optic cable project between Algeria and Spain.

December 2014

- IT International Telecom - Completed a DTS for the GBOOC fiber optic cable project on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada.

December 2011

- Williamson & Associates and Dragon Prince ltd. - Completed a DTS for the TPKM-3 fiber optical cable, offshore Taiwan.

November 2011

- Woolpert, Inc. - Completed a DTS for the Haiti segment of the FIBRALINK submarine cable system.

Summer 2011

- IT International Telecom - Completed DTSs for the UFINET fiber optic cable projects in the Central and South American countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, Honduras, and Panama.

- IT International Telecom - Completed a DTS for the Maple fiber optic cable project in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. 

- IT International Telecom - Completed DTSs for fiber optic cables in the Caribbean Sea; one within the U.S. Virgin Islands and the other off the western shores of Haiti

Winter 2010-2011

- Geomatics Data Solutions - Completed a DTS for the AdOCS-2 cables in the Dutch Antilles.

Summer 2010

- Williamson and Associates - Completed a DTS for the RSN project off the coast of Oregon and Washington to the Juan de Fuca Ridge.


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