Orca Maritime Discusses AUV Data Processing at 2016 Esri Ocean GIS Forum

For the second year in a row, Nate Novak of Orca Maritime, Inc. was a designated speaker at Esri Headquarters during the 2016 Esri Ocean GIS Forum in Redlands, CA. The Esri Ocean GIS Forum is an international conference for professional scientists, engineers, and technologists within the ocean GIS community. As the final presenter in the Applied Marine GIS session, Novak provided a streamlined discussion of “Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Data Processing Workflows”. During the presentation, he introduced topics such as mission planning, hardware components and capabilities of the OceanServer IVER3, Post-Mission Analysis (PMA), imagery processing, navigational corrections, and enterprise geodatabase mosaic dataset management. The audience was given a sneak peak at how Orca processes thousands of environmental samples collected by an AUV at depth, as well as interpolation methods used to produce rasters within ArcGIS Pro. A case study showed that instead of recording mission information with notebooks, clipboards, and maps, Orca Maritime uses web- and mobile-based GIS apps on ruggedized tablets to reduce human error, and produce a quick turnaround of time-sensitive data. GIS experts at Orca Maritime integrate the best of government and industry capabilities into long-term solutions for a wide range of clients.



Orca Maritime is an active member of the Esri Partner Network and the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty.