Woolpert staffs an innovative and agile team certified hydrographers, professional land surveyors, GIS professionals and technologists. With extensive experience in hydrography and surveying, we have the qualifications and real-world understanding to provide high-quality geospatial and mapping services to a diverse range of industries in both the public and private sectors. We specialize in project planning, data acquisition, processing, mapping and analysis using multiple technologies.
Our goal is to be trusted advisors to our partners by providing expert service and superior quality products that meet project requirements, deadlines and budgets.
We own and operate a full suite of the latest-generation equipment allowing for fast mobilizations and dependable operations. Our survey platforms include in-house designed remotely or autonomous portable craft, custom 21-foot to 44-foot aluminum boats located in the U.S. and Canada, as well as commercial survey platforms from trusted providers and locally sourced vessels of opportunity.
- Multibeam bathymetry, snippets and backscatter
- Side scan sonar
- Single-beam sonar
- Scanning sonar imagery and point clouds
- Vessel-based mobile lidar
- GNSS and conventional control surveys
- Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler surveys
- Reservoir and river surveys
- Structure condition surveys and inspection
- Cable and pipeline route surveys
- Tidal and river current surveys
- Dredging and marine construction support
- Tidal datum determination
Bathymetric mapping is a specialized industry: our professional staff holds advanced degrees, professional land survey licenses, CG Captains Licenses, CDL and DOT certifications, extensive training and certifications by the ACSM/THSOA. Our staff brings decades of professional experience acquiring multibeam, single-beam, side-scan and sub-bottom sonar data in the most challenging coastal environments. The hydrographic surveys performed by Woolpert adhere to IHO, USACE and NOS Hydrographic Survey Standards and are supervised by certified hydrographers and professional land surveyors.
Woolpert has completed large and small scale hydrographic survey projects for government and private clients across the U.S. and internationally. Our most common survey areas include California, Alaska, Hawaii and the Great Lakes region. Our gear is completely mobile, and we can travel and mobilize any vessel worldwide. Our products, analysis, thoroughness, expertise and prompt delivery have created regular repeat clients and multiple sequential awarded contracts through NOAA and USACE.
In addition to providing hydrographic survey support for dredge projects, we offer custom USACE dredge quality management-/silent inspector-compliant systems for dump scows, hopper dredges and other marine construction equipment. Woolpert provides the technology, equipment, documentation, reports and data forwarding necessary for contractors to meet their USACE contract obligations.
USACE Profiles Supported
• Tons dry solide
Environmental Protection Agency Vessel Monitoring
• Full sensor spread to meet third-party requirements
• Email alert system
• Secure FTP data upload
We have the tools and knowledge to comply with all your real-time vessel monitoring needs throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii as well as international locations.
Woolpert provides positioning services for a number of marine applications including commercial diving applications, bridge pier maintenance and pipeline stabilization. With the use of technologies such as MS-1000 side scanning sonar and Blueview 3D scanning sonar, we provide real-time positioning in challenging marine environments to support most any marine construction project. With USBL tracking beacons, we can track and position towed systems and sonar during survey operations. We also use USBL beacons to track diver positions while working on marine construction projects.
Our technology has been applied to a full range of machine control installations, from hydraulic cutter-suction dredges to hopper dredges with multiple sensors inputs and PC and PLC integration. We combine creativity and field-tested experience with fully-integrated circuit design, programming and construction capabilities to provide tailored solutions to our clients. We also provide wireless telemetry options to allow for remote viewing, training and bidirectional data access for increased safety and productivity.
Woolpert regularly provides services to oil and gas pipelines with ultra-high-density and high-resolution multibeam sonar data, side-scan, magnetometer and sub-bottom systems. We generate accurate pipeline alignments of exposed sections and depths and alignments for buried sections. With a single multibeam survey, pipeline alignments, spans, inflections, crossings, objects near the alignment, sediment classifications, and sandbag and/or mat locations can be defined and compiled in a geodatabase. Buried alignments and depths can be defined if a sub-bottom system is used during survey operations. If a survey is repeated quarterly or annually, we can complete in-depth analysis including recently completed stabilization efforts on spans, pipeline alignment movement, updated burial depths, object locations and significant sediment movement. Based on client preferences, deliverables include custom feature databases to identify tracked features in formats such as ArcGIS databases, custom CSVs, CAD plots and in-depth reports.
Woolpert has completed pipeline decommissioning surveys as well as route planning surveys using multibeam, sub-bottom and magnetometer sensors. We also provide emergency services for any possible leak or natural gas plume investigation by collecting and analyzing water column data concurrently with multibeam data.