Thursday, September 13, 2007
3001, the geospatial company®, will provide technical support to the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX), including operation and maintenance for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office’s (NAVOCEANO) Compact Hydrographic Airborne Rapid Total Survey (CHARTS) system under a newly awarded contract issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. Issued as an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) to a single offeror, 3001 estimates the value of the five-year contract, beginning in 2007 and completed in 2012, at 30 million dollars ($30M).
3001 built a multi-faceted remote sensing and geospatial support team to provide the depth required to complete the contract. This team will provide technical support including operating and maintaining sensors, processing data, developing and implementing conceptual designs, conducting studies for executing an intensive nautical charting program for NAVOCEANO and the National Coastal Mapping Program for USACE, and other activities needed to execute worldwide operations and conduct research and development to expand JALBTCX capabilities.
3001 was selected based on their knowledge of land-based topographic surveying and mapping, in-depth knowledge of Navy nautical charts, sensor research and development experience, Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping (ALTM / Lidar) experience, and airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imagery experience. Jeff Lillycrop (USACE Mobile District) and Bob Pope (NAVOCEANO) both expressed they are looking forward to working with 3001 and integrating 3001’s broad range of corporate remote sensing capabilities and experience with the JALBTCX mission.
JABLTCX, located at Stennis International Airport (SIA), operates airborne mapping and charting survey operations using the CHARTS system and industry-based coastal mapping and charting systems. CHARTS is their in-house survey capability that includes an Optech, Inc. SHOALS-3000 lidar instrument integrated with an ITRES CASI-1500 hyperspectral imager. CHARTS collects either 20 kHz topographic lidar data or 3 kHz bathymetric lidar data, each concurrent with digital RGB and hyperspectral imagery. Survey operations support the USACE National Coastal Mapping Program and NAVOCEANO nautical charting missions.
JALBTCX’s mission is to perform operations, research, and development in airborne lidar, bathymetry, and complementary technologies to support the coastal mapping and charting requirements of USACE, the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). JALBTCX staff includes engineers, scientists, hydrographers, and technicians from the USACE Mobile District, NAVOCEANO, the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and the NOAA National Geodetic Survey (NGS).
3001 has an established reputation for providing high quality services and on-time delivery using a cost-efficient management approach. The company has a long history of meeting schedules when working with federal agencies and has often been re-selected for contracts because they consistently meet specifications, schedules, and budgetary constraints.
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