- On 7th July 2020
- In Project Management, Water Management
- By Izaak
Earlier this month Exo returned to the water, carrying out a Bathymetry survey, in Brightlingsea harbour. Following earlier dredging work in March 2020, Exo were hired to measure the new water depth of the harbour.
Check out our video documenting the return:
The survey took place over two separate days. Whilst these surveys usually require two people on board the Exo surveyor, manning the bathymetric equipment and driving the boat, this time we had two people on separate boats.
This was part of our ongoing precautions and measures put in place to observe social distancing, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Extra measures were also taken, including PPE, disinfecting surfaces, face coverings when speaking to clients and an Emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), to help locate our sole surveyor in case of emergency.
This work forms part of a long standing relationship with Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners (BHC), dating back to 2015. Brightlingsea is a busy harbour with large vessels frequently visiting, thus it is very important to understand the degree of sediment accumulation and water depth to safely deliver large vessels to port. This forms a vital economic link to the local area, allowing goods to be exchanged. By using the data we collect BHC can make informed decisions about dredging timetables and target specific locations of local sediment build-up- saving time and resources.