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WORLD HYDROGRAPHY DAY 2018

The ‘Hydrographic Society of South Africa’ invites you to join them on Thursday 21st June from 15h00 to celebrate World Hydrography Day and the key role Hydrography plays in our maritime lives.
The event is being held at the Tea Room in the Oceanography Department in the RW James Physics Building at UCT. There will be a short presentation on A Career in Hydrography, followed by refreshment and drinks. We will be inviting students to join us on the day for the meeting, the presentation and networking thereafter.

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MDC secure local Reseller Agency for NORBIT Subsea (13 March, 2018)

MDC secured the local reseller Agency for NORBIT Subsea Following discussions with Peter Eriksen (NORBIT Subsea, Business Unit Director) at Oceanology International, London (13-15 March 2018). MDC are very pleased to represent NORBIT, and we expect to market, sell and support these sonars to our local Clients and look forward to a long and productive business relationship with NORBIT in the future.

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MDC attend Oceanology International, London (13-15 March, 2018)

Gordon Rigg (MDC) attended OI. As always, a very productive Conference, with interesting talks, wet demo and exhibition stands. Noticeable amongst many of the exhibitors was the explosion of automated survey vehicles in the marketplace, and in particular Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV). ASV’s certainly are the future and the recent developments in this field is impressive.

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MDC Present the preliminary findings of our ultra-high resolution multibeam and seismic survey of the False Bay Yacht Club Marina (False Bay Yacht Club, 15 Feb, 2018)

Gordon Rigg presented the findings of MDC’s October 2017 hydrographic and geophysical survey of the False Bay Yacht Club Marina. A number of interesting seabed features and contacts were identified, which will assist the Marina with future plans for expansion of the marina berthing capabilities in the future. The presentation was well attended, with interests from yachties and professional surveyors alike.

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MDC sign Valeport Reseller Agency (28 February 2017)

MDC are pleased to announce that our Valeport reseller agency has been extended until 31 December 2017. MDC look forward to continue to sell, support and train our local Clients using quality Valeport products. Home     About MDC     Services  ...

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MDC Survey Staff receive EIVA Training in Cape Town

Four MDC Survey Staff received a 5-days NaviSuite Online (NaviPac, NaviScan) and 3-days Navisuite (NaviEdit, NaviModel, NaviPlot) Training Course at Monkey Valley, Cape Town (23 Feb – 03 Mar 2015). The course was enjoyed by all, with practical...

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MDC Takes Delivery of 25Ft Survey Catamaran

MDC took delivery of their survey catamaran "MaD Cat" on 11 April 2014. The vessel is purpose built, fitted for combined single beam, multibeam, side-scan, sub-bottom and dynamic laser scan surveys. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel...

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MDC attends Shallow Survey 2012

On 20 – 24 February 2012 MDC Managing Director, Gordon Rigg, attended the 6th International Conference on High-Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water , Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand. Shallow Survey 2012 was a huge success. It seems the common...

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MDC attends Hydro11 in Freemantle, Perth, Australia

Gordon Rigg represented MDC at Hydro 11 (7-10 Nov). Monday 7 included an interesting QPS IVS3D ESRI workshop hosted by Doug Bergersen, Acoustic Imaging. The 1-day workshop was well attended and much interest was generated with the news of the...

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MDC moves to new offices

MDC has taken occupation of new offices in Unit 1, Carlton Close, Sun Valley, Fish Hoek to accommodate for the recent growth of the business and associated increase in staff compliment. MDC says farewell to the convenience of Rioja Restaurant’s...

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New Appointment: MDC Senior Project Manager

Nick Herrington joins MDC as Senior Project Manager. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support     Contact    ...

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New Appointment: MDC Marine Surveyor

Andrew Birkett joins MDC as a Marine Surveyor. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support     Contact    ...

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New Appointment: MDC Hydrographic Surveyor

Andrew Schmidt joins MDC as a Hydrographic Surveyor. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support     Contact    ...

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New Appointment: MDC Marine Survey Technician

Jaco De Beer joins MDC as Senior Technician. We wish him a long and prosperous stay at MDC. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support     Contact    ...

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Multibeam survey, Tema, Ghana

MDC is to perform a RESON 8101 multibeam mobilisation, calibration and “Saltpond” site survey for Seabird Exploration in Tema, Ghana. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support    ...

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New MDC Client in Geoscience Australia

MDC has been awarded a contract to trouble-shoot Geoscience Australia Kongsberg EM3002 DH multibeam sonar hardware issues and assist with online SIS acquisition and data processing (CARIS HIPS and Fledermaus Pro) of multibeam data for their...

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MDC support for Netsurvey MCA hydrographic surveys

MDC provides continued support for Netsurvey’s multibeam data processing and reporting to Maritime and Coastal Agency (MCA) and UKHO. Home     About MDC     Services     Personnel     Hardware     Software     Project History     Support    ...

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