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Ocean News & Technology Profiles Autonomous Survey Vessel Using Velodyne Lidar
Nov 09, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Morgan & Eklund (M&E) has a 35-year history of providing accurate and reliable survey services in support of marine and coastal infrastructure projects, beach restoration and large-scale water management projects.

Autonomous surface vessel monitoring a nearshore artificial reef.
Autonomous surface vessel monitoring a nearshore artificial reef.

Ocean News & Technology posted a story on how M&E successfully completed a sonar survey to map and monitor an artificial reef offshore Fort Pierce along the Treasure Coast of eastern Florida. The survey was done with an autonomous surface vessel equipped with a Velodyne lidar sensor, which provided mapping features above the water surface.

The article quotes M&E director Rob Collaro saying:

“M&E has continually adapted to the latest innovations and field methodologies during its 35-year corporate history. Our Remote Vehicle Services Division represents the latest chapter in how we leverage breaking technology to meet the surveying needs of Florida waters, beaches, and beyond by providing high quality, unbiased data to our clients.”

Another media outlet to cover the M&E story was ECO Magazine.

To read the Ocean News & Technology article, please go to Morgan & Eklund Deploys Autonomous Survey Vessel on Reef Survey.

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Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance, delivery solutions, robotics, smart cities, security, and more. As the leading lidar provider, Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™, and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™. As a market leader, Velodyne has served more than 300 customers including nearly all of the leading global automotive original equipment manufacturers.

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