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The Common Data Set collection has been coordinated by Netsurvey Ltd. The Royal Navy Hydrography and Meteorological School supplied a survey launch pre-fitted with a motion sensor and positioning systems to ensure that each of the systems tested have shared the same platform. Thus the bathymetric data can be considered as truly common. There will also be data available using a number of different motion sensors with one swathe system. Ground truthing is also planned with assistance from the University of Plymouth. This section gives you examples of the Shallow Survey 2005 Common Dataset, and the following files are included for your preview.

Static Pictures

Inshore area with EM 3002 data and current UKHO chart

WW2 obstruction as seen by the SEA Swathplus

Installing the GeoSwath multibeam on to SMB Owen

8125 data of Barn Pool

Sub-bottom section of Plymouth Sound collected by Innomar SES-96

Offshore area south of the breakwater showing the Klein 3000 data

1. Inshore area
2. Outer area
3. Sub-bottom data

For further information on interpreting the files, please contact Duncan Mallace at Netsurvey Ltd at [email protected] or www.netsurvey.co.uk

How to buy the Common Dataset
For organisations wishing to purchase the Common Dataset for their own use, the conference joint organiser, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, are making it available as a portable disk drive. The data will be burned on to the disk drive and posted by airmail or rapid inland post for quick delivery.

Disk Drive Specification
Maxtor 80GB OneTouch USB 2.0 drive (no firewire).The portable hard disks can accept AC100-240V and 50/60 Hz and the power cable can easily be wired on to plugs from any country.

Further details can be found at :

Total cost including postage and packaging is:

UK £120
North America and Europe £135
Rest of the World £160

To place your order and arrange payment, contact:
Anne Sutherland
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bay2/29 Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8032 9204
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8032 9146
Email: [email protected]