Fugro Innovations to be Recognised for Arctic Efforts

Organizers of the Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) have announced Fugro as the recipient of two 2014 'Spotlight on Arctic Technology' awards. Its integrated 3D iceberg mapping technique, which defines complex iceberg properties using high-precision subsea imaging systems and above-water imaging techniques, is one of the innovations. The other award is for Fugro’s GeoSAR sea-ice mapping system which is mounted on a Gulfstream II jet aircraft.

Iceberg mapping by Fugro

The approach and technology for the 3D ice mapping technique will be integral to future ice engineering, as well as ongoing ice management and risk mitigation measures for fixed and mobile platforms in Arctic settings.


Acquiring sea ice data over very large areas, the system produces sea ice mapping deliverables enabling the mitigation of high risk ice floes from fixed locations in the Arctic.
Edward Saade, Fugro’s regional survey director for the Americas, says that Fugro is committed to supporting safe and sustainable Arctic oil and gas operations. The technologies being highlighted by ATC reinforce that commitment, and Fugro’s ability to generate positive outcomes during offshore exploration, development, and production.
The Spotlight Awards will be presented at ATC on Monday 10 February 2014 during an evening reception at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Additional activities for Fugro at ATC, which will be held from 10 to 12 February in Houston, TX, USA, include participation in the “Arctic Past Projects” panel discussion on Tuesday, 11 February and a technical presentation entitled, “Precise GNSS Positioning in the Arctic Regions,” on Wednesday 12 February. Fugro staff will also be present at booth 317 in the exhibit hall throughout the conference to promote the company’s full range of geotechnical, survey, and subsea services.