Sensing Oceans and Lakes

TCarta showcased remote sensing bathymetry data capabilities at GEOINT 2018

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After Hurricane Irma hit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017, TCarta noticed something that could have long-term repercussions.

“We found some pretty significant results in terms of shifting sea beds and changes to shipping channels and harbors,” said Ross Smith, a geospatial data specialist at TCarta.

‘Bathymetry,’ the study of the depth of water in the ocean or lakes, is a capability the company showcased at GEOINT 2018.

Smith said TCarta—which was founded in 2008 and has offices in Denver, Colorado, and Bristol, UK—specializes in remote sensing bathymetry data, and can provide the geospatial data for missions ranging from disaster relief to military operations.

“We definitely stay on the forefront of new technologies,” Smith said. “We work very closely with some global leaders. We’re very flexible and we’re very willing to work with specific entities and their exact specifications for a project.”

Both Smith and the company’s president and director of products, Kyle Goodrich, were on hand to showcase the company’s work in the exhibit hall, including its recent award-winning efforts following Hurricane Irma.

Headline Image: The Antigua Topographic Bathymetry Model, produced in support of Hurricane Irma disaster relief and environmental monitoring, comprised of 2-meter resolution, satellite-derived bathymetry and 50-centimeter Vricon point cloud data. 

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