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April 1, 2014
Optech’s Dr. Park to Present Paper on Underwater Hazard Detection with the CZMIL Airborne System at OCEANS’14

Toronto, March 31, 2014—Optech, the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems and productivity-enhancing workflow software, is pleased to announce that Software Development Manager Dr. Joong Yong Park will present a paper at the OCEANS’14 conference being held in Taipei, Taiwan, on April 7-10 by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Agencies and organizations interested in environmental monitoring and submerged object detection should attend Dr. Park’s presentation on Using Lidar Waveforms to Detect Environmental Hazards through Visualization of the Water Column. In his presentation, Dr. Park will describe the techniques that the Optech CZMIL HydroFusion workflow software uses to interpret lidar bathymetry data from the airborne Optech Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL), including full-waveform data analysis and 3D voxelized image cube generation. These techniques enable CZMIL to map oil spills, detect underwater objects one-meter cubed and larger, and visualize submerged pipe leaks from the air, making it an invaluable tool for rapidly assessing environmental damage, searching for floating debris, and detecting navigation hazards.

About OCEANS’14

The OCEANS Conferences in Asia are a unique series of international conferences with the goals of bridging the distance between scientists and engineers and advancing the interdisciplinary fields of ocean science and technology. The conference theme of OCEANS REGENERATION speaks to the need to promote scientific methods and research to address environmental concerns about the preservation and betterment of our living Oceans.

About Optech

Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Accuracy and productivity matter!

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