The Meritaito survey creates a fully integrated model of underwater and above water infrastructures. The integrated 3D model is precise in details.
Meritaito offers a wide range of hydrographic and coastal infrastructure engineering services. Survey results are 3D point clouds, which Meritaito experts build into an extremely accurate, fully integrated model of underwater and above the water infrastructures. Experts analyze the data and point out any changes in the structures. Typical issues found include quay wall damages, scouring that has led to slope deformation as well as foreign objects and other changes on sea bed.
High resolution multibeam echo sounder gives excellent point cloud data from sea bottom to find out objects with different size and shape. Meritaito uses multibeam echosounders and laser scanner together to get full point cloud data from waterfront structures. Underwater data fulfills information useful for city planning in waterfront areas. When extreme preciseness is needed, the survey results can be further enhanced with a scanning sonar survey, which is the most accurate underwater survey method available.
Survey results are 3D point clouds, which Meritaito experts build into an extremely accurate, fully integrated model of underwater and above the water infrastructures. Experts analyze the data and point out any changes in the structures. Typical issues found include quay wall damages, scouring that has led to slope deformation as well as foreign objects and other changes on sea bed.
Based on the 3D model analyses Meritaito experts can point out the critical underwater areas needing immediate closer examination. Furthermore, Meritaito can build a infra-model and long-term maintenance plan that helps customers to maintain their infrastructure in systematic and effective way.
Services are based on leading experience in demanding seabed charting surveys. Meritaito staff consists of internationally certified hydrographic surveyors and experts. Services are carried out with the latest survey technologies, including multi-beam, side scan sonar, sub bottom profiler, ROV, laser scanning and scanning sonar equipment.
The survey methodologies and technologies applied are always tailored to the specific needs of the customer. Survey data is provided in a format requested by the customer with the required post processing and analyses. This ensures that you receive the underwater and bottom information that exactly meet your requirements. Meritaito provides also data management services.
Meritaito has over 20 years of experience from modern digital hydrographic surveying. Underwater infrastructure surveys have been carried out e.g. for most of the major commercial ports in Finland as well as large number of bridges, channels and other underwater structures in Europe. Meritaito Mobile Survey Platform enables surveys in all over Europe and worldwide.
One of the buoy types to be tested in the Intelligent Sea project is the Sniffer buoy, in other words an intelligent seabuoy, that is capable of measuring the SOx (Sulphur dioxide) levels of air
The official kick-off event of the project was held on the 12.11.2019. Among the participants where the INEA, project partners Port of Naantali and Ports of Stockholm as well as Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Swedish Transport Administration.
Neste Corporation and Meritaito have entered into a service contract, the purpose of which is to create of a comprehensive operations model for the provision of Neste’s waterway maintenance services. Meritaito’s InSea service concept can also be applied to other Neste establishments in Finland.
Port of Helsinki has upgraded ten buoys into smart, modern navigational aids. The new buoys are part of Meritaito Ltd.’s InSea service concept.