March, 2019
Surveyors: Loyalties and Points in Between

The March Issue of xyHt publication is dedicated in memory of Sarah Glaves. Thank you to Karl Woods RPLS for his photographic contribution in the article.  Click here to see the article Surveyors Loyalties and Points in Between

Feb, 2019
Jan 2019 MAPPS Award

“MAPPS would like to congratulate TerraSond on receiving the Geospatial Excellence Award for Members Choice! The award appropriately reflects your well-deserved success. We wish you unlimited success in the future”.

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Nov, 2018
Hydro 18 Conferenc

TerraSond presented advancements in seafloor mapping technologies at the HYDRO18 Conference in Sydney, Australia recently. With 21 years’ experience in charting including high-latitude areas, and with 4 years’ experience utilizing unmanned vessels, TerraSond leads the way..

Nov, 2018

TerraSond continues to contribute datasets to the GEBCO publicly available bathymetry of the world's oceans, and joins a new sub-committee to help improve GEBCO’s funding. Recently, TerraSond presented and sponsored the GEBCO Symposium that brings together international experts to discuss innovative technologies and approaches that are pushing the boundaries of ocean floor mapping.
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Oct, 2018
Houston Office Relocation

TerraSond’s Houston office has relocated from Portwest Drive further West to Houston’s Oil Corridor along I-10.
Our new address is 16420 Park Ten Place, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77084.

Feb, 2018
Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith, Survey Technician recently presented TerraSond’s successes in Shoreline Verification using our Unmanned Aerial Systems at the Alaska Coastal Mapping Summit. Prior to joining TerraSond in February last year, Tim worked eleven years at NOAA providing technical expertise in hydrographic surveying, engineering design and analysis, and oceanographic ship operations.

Feb, 2018
Andrew Orthmann

Andrew Orthmann CH, TerraSond’s Charting Program Manager presented by invitation only at NOAA’s Annual Field Procedures Workshop in Portland, OR this month. Andy’s detailed presentation was specifically on TerraSond successes in Shoreline Verification using TerraSond’s Unmanned Aerial Systems which was well received. Compared to traditional vessel-based investigations, our new Unmanned Aerial Systems provides increased data quality & efficiency, improved operational simplicity, and reduced safety risks. Contact us at on how we can help on your projects.

Feb, 2018
Karl Woods

Karl Woods, PLS, TerraSond’s Chief of Survey presented at the Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference this week to address industry concerns and preparations on National Spatial Reference System’s (NSRS) modernization to replace current NAD83 and NAVD88 datums by 2022. Awareness and importance of this modernization can further be studied by a presentation by Mr. Scott Lokken (Oct 2017), National Geodetic Survey, NOAA Mid Atlantic Regional Geodetic Advisor.

Feb, 2018
Lonessa Puckett

Lonesa Puckett, TerraSond’s Cartography & Drafting Manager attended the annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference this week. Lonesa served on a panel of experts on pros and cons on CADD and GIS integration.

Aug 15, 2017
Tom Newman elected as MAPPS treasurer

TerraSond continues to demonstrate improved economics in the use of unmanned surface vessels.

July 1, 2016
TerraSond Force Multiplying

TerraSond continues to demonstrate improved economics in the use of unmanned surface vessels.

April 25, 2016
TerraSond supporting Geomatics at Texas A&M University,

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) students accompanied their Hydrographic Surveying professor, Christopher McHugh…

Texas A & M
April 14, 2016
TerraSond Characterizing Offshore Sink Holes and Gas Seeps 

The data collected in conjunction with near surface seismic provides information for the impact assessment of sinkholes on the water supply of South Florida…

March 23, 2016
TerraSond qualified in HSE/Q for ExxonMobil

TerraSond is newly qualified as a Safety Approved Contractor for the US operations for ExxonMobil...

March 17, 2016
TerraSond TerraSond’s Christopher McHugh presents at NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel

TerraSond’s Christopher McHugh presented at NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey Hydrographic Services Review Panel...

NOAA Office of Coast Survey
March 7, 2016
TerraSond to characterize Alaska Fault Zone

TerraSond will help characterize Alaska’s Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system to constrain regional/trans-oceanic earthquakes...

Feb 10, 2016
TerraSond wins MAPPS awards competition in the Small Projects category

TerraSond performed an inspection of a diversion tunnel to a dam and power tunnel inlet in Homer, Alaska...

Jan 22, 2016
TerraSond featured in The Hydrographic Society of America’s eSeahorse Newsletter

Brian Busey, VP - the new (incoming) president of THSOA...

Dec 4, 2015
TerraSond Wins Multi-Year Surveying and Mapping Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awards TerraSond an A-E Hydrographic Survey and Mapping IDIQ contract for the USACE Walla Walla District in Washington State. “This is our second consecutiv…

Oct 13, 2015
TerraSond Truths Satellite Bathymetric Data for NOAA; Reconnaissance Surveying using Satellite-derived Bathymetry

False Pass, AK, USA, is the eastern-most passage through the Aleutian Islands between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean and provides a passage for small to mid-size vessels. The passage is consider…

Patrick Keown, Shackak Pe'eri, Michael Gonsalves
Sept 29, 2015
Teledyne Oceanscience Supplies Innovative rapidCAST to TerraSond for Major Hydrographic Project

CARLSBAD, Calif. – September 29, 2015 – Teledyne Oceanscience supplied world-leading geospatial company TerraSond Limited with rapidCAST, a new innovative automated underway profiling system. Accordin…

Teledyne Oceanscience
Aug 16, 2015
TerraSond Completes First NOAA U.S. Charting Survey Using an Autonomous Surface Vehicle

Palmer, Alaska – August 16, 2015 The first use of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) to perform bathymetry for updating the U.S. nautical charts for NOAA occurred in the Alaskan Arctic this summer…

Jun 8, 2015
NOAA Issues TerraSond a Charting Survey in Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska

In 2015, TerraSond was contracted by NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey to complete a modern hydrographic survey for the purpose of nautical chart updating in the vicinity of Cape Prince of Wales Shoal in …

NOAA Office of Coast Survey