Session #3: Marine Civil Engineering Solutions for Infrastructure Inspection

Konrad Mech, CD, P.Eng., PMP, BEng, BA, MBA Sales Director, Coasts, Ports and Inland Waterways /Kongsberg Maritime Canada Ltd.

The marine environment for civil engineers is challenging because infrastructure below the waterline is subject to hydraulic forces and environmental conditions. These can severely degrade the condition of the asset, yet the infrastructure is difficult to inspect
and assess. Konrad Mech describes how KONGSBERG has applied underwater acoustic technology for visual inspection of marine infrastructure to create high-resolution pictures underwater, using sound and how the sensor software can correct distortion to the sonar images by accounting for temperature, salinity, and pressure effects that affect the speed of sound in water.