MTS/Stockton University Stay Connected Summer Series

June 3, 2020

Hosted by Stockton University, the New Jersey MTS Student Section and the MTS leadership, this program will be a student-centered series of presentations and discussion by industry professionals, academia researchers and software developers, on the tools, techniques, and applications for future hydrographers.  Each session will provide a Q&A period and a chance for students to engage with professionals in the field of hydrography.

#4) Sidescan Data – Making the Perfect Mosaic in SonarWiz
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)                         
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The session will focus on sidescan data, with the objective of mosaicking the data to create a perfect image.  We’ll go over some of the tools and features in SonarWiz, showing off the tools and different ways to enhance your sidescan data. We’ll finish the session by creating a 3D mosaic using a DTM model, and a way to create a surface using the altitude from the data. 


Harold Orlinsky of Chesapeake Technology, Inc.. The company is the maker of SonarWiz software, is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California. SonarWiz is used by thousands of users worldwide, representing clients from government and private industries, leading academic institutions, and many of the world’s navies.   

#5) Modern Hydrographic Workflow
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)                   
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The QPS presentation will focus on the full workflow, from survey planning through to final product delivery. We will focus on methods that the surveyor can use to help optimize operational efficiency and ensure good data quality. In doing so, we will cover the basic functionality of each the QPS packages–Qinsy for real-time data acquisition, processing, and gridding; Qimera for data cleaning and advanced analysis tools; and Fledermaus for product finalization and presentation, each of which are tools widely used in various offshore operations.


Evan Martzial is the Technical Business Development Manager for QPS at the Portsmouth, U.S. office. Prior to working for QPS, he worked with EdgeTech Marine as their Bathymetric Product Line and Technical Sales Manager and previously at QPS as a Product Specialist. He holds a BA in Cartography and GIS from Salem State University.

Matt Wilson is the Marketing and Sales Manager for QPS at the Portsmouth, U.S. office. Prior to joining QPS, he worked with NOAA as a Physical Scientist and served as a U.S. Naval Officer. He holds a MS in Ocean Mapping from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University

#6) Building Blocks for Hydrographic Surveys
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST) 
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This session will focus on the necessary building blocks to conduct a comprehensive hydrographic survey. The concepts to cover will include, understanding the technology and networking requirements, principles of geodetics and positioning, the basics of acoustics, and knowledge of hardware specifications. We will also cover data interpretation and how surveyors must use artistic principles to convey meaningful results to clients using the available third-party software suites.


Damon Wolfe

Mr. Damon Wolfe is the founder and Director of ECHO81, LLC. Damon began his career in the hydrographic industry with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Jacksonville, Florida. He served as the technical lead for a variety of surveying and remote sensing projects gaining expertise in hydrographic, topographic, and geodetic surveying and photogrammetry. Wolfe oversees all business aspects of ECHO81, providing exceptional and innovative solutions and services to the hydrographic community.

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