The international seminar on

“Innovative technologies of lidar (laser scanning) bathymetry”

October 23th, 2012, Netanya, Israel


      Airborne Hydrography, Sweden
     Terrasolid, Finland 
        EDT Marine Construction, Israel
      Drakkar, Israel 

Airborne HydrographyThe world leader in airborne bathymetrical and terrestrial lidar manufacturing
TerrasoliodThe world leader in airborne and terrestrial lidar data modeling software. 
EDT Marine ConstructionCyprus based EDT Marine Construction, part of the EDT Group of companies, is the leading contractor for marine operations in the Eastern Mediterranean basin. The company provides worldwide services from the conceptual design state right through to engineering, procurement, installation and operation.
DrakkarInnovative engineering company working in Israel and globally. Lidar, aerial photography and infra-red data fusion in topography applications, engineering survey, power lines inspection, mine survey and cultural heritage works.     

Preliminary program:

9:00 - 9:15Welcome speech
9:15 - 10:45Anders Ekelund, Airborne Hydrography"LIDAR bathymetry - technology and applications"
10:45 - 11:15Mika Salolahti, Terrasolid"Terrasolid bathymetric technologies in use"
11:15 - 11:30Evgeny Medvedev, Drakkar"Experience of bathymetrical and lidar coastal line survey in the Dead Sea"
11:30 - 13:00Panel discussion

Materials to download (PDF):
1. The 2010 Taiwan Bathymetric Lidar Survey of Penghu and Dongsha Atoll
2. Chitoptera - Airborne topo- and bathymetric lidar from Airborne Hydrogrphy

Conference topics:

 - Making digital elevation models for both bathymetrical and terrestrial parts.
- Bathymetrical DTM processing: bare bed modeling, feature classification, TIN surface representation.


- The technological advantages of lidar bathymetry against sonar methods: delivering data from both land and sea floor, effective for shallow waters, efficiency does not depend on depth, no hazard for survey vehicles. 
- Final accuracy on the level of IHO Order 1 requirements. 

- Issues of calibration for non-standard condition (high saltiness, sediments).
- Combining with digital photo and multispectral images for feature recognition.    

Conference location:

EDT Marine Consulting Conference center
9, Pinkas David St.,
Northern Industrial Zone, Netanya