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TerraSond adopts the Qinsy to Qimera workflow with stunning results

TerraSond (an Acteon Company) are experts in hydrographic, geospatial, and geophysical survey and have grown to become one of the preeminent companies serving a variety of offshore industries, including: government charting; oil and gas; marine construction; marine engineering; and alternative energy, among others. Recently, TerraSond has partnered with electric company Dominion Energy and global wind leader Ørsted Energy of Denmark in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project that will provide 2,600-megawatts of clean wind energy to thousands of customers. TerraSond is now conducting the geophysical surveys needed to support the planning and construction of these and other installations.

One of the ways TerraSond stays on top is to constantly seek the most innovative solutions, in order to deliver the best possible results for their clients. A longtime Qinsy user for survey data acquisition and navigation, TerraSond has recently adopted Qimera into their workflow as the data processing solution, in order to take advantage of the integration between the products for a smoother, more seamless workflow. The integrated tools such as TU Delft Sound Speed Inversion greatly increase the efficiency in producing high quality data products.


The M/V Sarah Bordelon, one of the TerraSond vessels mobilized for the geophysical surveys in support of the Coastal Virginia Wind Offshore project.

Since making the switch to the integrated Qinsy to Qimera to FMGT workflow, TerraSond is processing data 20% faster than they were before, while also they’ve reduced their data volumes by 50%, as reported by Offshore Wind Farm Technical Manager Chris McHugh. These numbers are very significant, and their importance is only heightened considering the very high production environment TerraSond is working within—this year they expect 600 TB of data to be collected and processed through this workflow. So, the efficiency gains are likewise that much greater.

QPS is very pleased to be working with clients engaged in such highly visible, leading-edge projects, including such operations in support of clean and renewable energy. We look forward to the continuing partnership with TerraSond moving forward.

To learn more about CVOW, read the news release here.

To learn more about TerraSond, please visit the website.

Shipwreck on the US East Coast meshed and modeled in Fledermaus 8. Data was collected in Qinsy and processed in Qimera.
Multi-vessel 0.5 x 0.5 m gridded bathymetry surface collected in Qinsy and processed in Qimera and FMGT.
Multi-vessel 0.5 x 0.5 m gridded bathymetry surface collected in Qinsy and processed in Qimera, displayed in FM8.
Gridded bathymetry surface and Seismic data displayed in FM8 to aid in interpretation and QC.
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