Quantitative Monitoring of the Underwater Environment

Results of the International Marine Science and Technology Event MOQESM´14 in Brest, France

  • Benoît Zerr
  • Luc Jaulin
  • Vincent Creuze
  • Nathalie Debese
  • Isabelle Quidu
  • Benoît Clement
  • Annick Billon-Coat

Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hydrography: From Sensors to Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kees de Jong, Matthew Goode, Xianglin Liu, Mark Stone
      Pages 3-12
    3. Nicolas Seube, Sébastien Levilly, Kees de Jong
      Pages 13-23
    4. C. Noel, C. Viala, S. Marchetti, E. Bauer, J. M. Temmos
      Pages 25-30
    5. Jan-Bart Calewaert, Phil Weaver, Vikki Gunn, Patrick Gorringe, Antonio Novellino
      Pages 31-46
  3. Marine Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Christian Renner, Alexander Gabrecht, Benjamin Meyer, Christoph Osterloh, Erik Maehle
      Pages 59-65
    3. Eduardo Tusa, Neil M. Robertson, David M. Lane
      Pages 79-88
    4. Rui Yang, Irvin Probst, Ali Mansours, Ming Li, Benoit Clement
      Pages 89-106
    5. Myriam Chabah, Nicolas Burlet, Jean-Philippe Malkasse, Guy Le Bihan, Bruno Quellec
      Pages 107-118
    6. Silke Schmitt, Fabrice Le Bars, Luc Jaulin, Thomas Latzel
      Pages 119-131

About this book


This volume constitutes the results of the International Conference on Underwater Environment, MOQESM’14, held at “Le Quartz” Conference Center in Brest, France, on October 14-15, 2014, within the framework of the 9th Sea Tech Week, International Marine Science and Technology Event. The objective of MOQESM'14 was to bring together researchers from both academia and industry, interested in marine robotics and hydrography with application to the coastal environment mapping and underwater infrastructures surveys.

The common thread of the conference is the combination of technical control, perception, and localization, typically used in robotics, with the methods of mapping and bathymetry.

The papers presented in this book focus on two main topics.

Firstly, coastal and infrastructure mapping is addressed, focusing not only on hydrographic systems, but also on positioning systems, bathymetry, and remote sensing. The proposed methods rely on acoustic sensors such as side scan sonars, multibeam echo sounders, phase-measuring bathymetric sonars, as well as optical systems such as underwater laser scanners. Accurate underwater positioning is also addressed in the case of the use of a single acoustic beacon, and the latest advances in increasing the vertical precision of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) are also presented.

Most of the above mentioned works are closely related to autonomous marine vehicles. Consequently, the second part of the book describes some works concerning the methods associated with such type of vehicles. The selected papers focus on autonomous surface or underwater vehicles, detailing new approaches for localization, modeling, control, mapping, obstacle detection and avoidance, surfacing, and software development. Some of these works imply acoustics sensing as well as image processing. Set membership methods are also used in some papers.

The applications of the work presented in this book concern in particular oceanography, monitoring of oil and gas infrastructures, and military field.


AUV Bathymetric Sonars Calibration Embedded Systems GNSS Hydrographic Systems Localization and Mapping MOQESM’14 Marine Robotics Obstacle Detection Ocean Floor Monitoring Positioning Systems Remote Sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Benoît Zerr
    • 1
  • Luc Jaulin
    • 2
  • Vincent Creuze
    • 3
  • Nathalie Debese
    • 4
  • Isabelle Quidu
    • 5
  • Benoît Clement
    • 6
  • Annick Billon-Coat
    • 7
  1. 1.Ocean Sensing and MappingEnsta BretagneBrest Cedex 09France
  2. 2.ENSTA BretagneBrest Cedex 9France
  3. 3.Robotic DepartmentUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Ocean Sensing and MappingEnsta BretagneBrest Cedex 09France
  5. 5.Ocean Sensing and MappingEnsta BretagneBrest Cedex 09France
  6. 6.Ocean Sensing and MappingEnsta BretagneBrest Cedex 09France
  7. 7.Pôle STICENSTA BretagneBrest Cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32105-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32107-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-6396
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-640X
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