Leidschendam, 09 Jun 2011 - Fugro has successfully completed acceptance trials of the new LADS Mk 3 Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) system and has been awarded a project by the New South Wales Government, Office of Environment and Heritage.

With its new laser airborne depth sounder mk 3 ALB-system Fugro will survey along parts of the NSW central and north coasts including the coastline between Swansea and The Entrance, Terrigal and Umina Beach and over Byron Bay, from the back of the beach to depths exceeding 30 metres offshore.

This survey will demonstrate the application of ALB for the management of sensitive coastal zone regions in NSW. This is the fourth survey of this type in Australia, with similar projects successfully completed by Fugro in Victoria and Western Australia.

The information collected is used for environmental management, climate change adaption and modelling the effects of storm surges and tsunamis. This survey in New South Wales will be the first to benefit from the increased efficiency of the new LADS Mk 3 system installed in a Cessna 441 aircraft.

More information on Fugro's Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry: Fugro Lads and Fugro Pelagos.

This press release was originally published on the Fugro website.