In 2015 IXSURVEY Australia undertook an offshore and coastal survey of Doubtless Bay and Rangaunu Bay, located southeast of Auckland in the Bay of Plenty region, for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The areas hadn’t been surveyed since the 1970s, so they were due for an update to improve navigational safety and to meet modern standards.
In late 2014, Land Information New Zealand awarded IXSURVEY a contract to undertake a multi beam echo sounder survey of the East coast of the Auckland Islands, located 220 nautical miles south of Stewart Island on the Campbell Plateau. The Auckland Islands lie in the Sub Antarctic, are world heritage listed and managed by the NZ Department of Conservation.
IXSURVEY, in partnership with Geoscience Australia and the Royal Australian Navy, undertook the complex challenge of surveying the approaches to Casey Station, one of Australia’s Antarctic bases.
In late 2010 IXSURVEY Australia undertook a survey of the Chatham Islands for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The Chatham Islands are a rugged, remote group of small islands that lie 250nm east of NZ.
A key facet of IXSURVEY’s operations has been high accuracy survey in complex Port Environments. IXSURVEY has undertaken multiple surveys in the Port of Darwin since 2010, for the Darwin Port Corporation, the Royal Australian Navy; and as part of a cooperative program involving the Northern Territory Government, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Geoscience Australia.
IXSURVEY completed the hydrographic surveying of Chalky & Preservation Inlets for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in 2014. Both inlets are located in the pristine Fiordland National Park located in SW New Zealand and it was a beautiful area to work in. Interestingly we discovered something previously uncharted.