A joint venture ofÂ Woolpert and Magnolia RiverÂ Geospatial namedÂ WMR-532 has been awarded a $10 million contract to provideÂ coastal mapping and charting support for theÂ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Oceanographic Office.
Woolpert said Tuesday the contract requires the joint venture toÂ deliverÂ bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery data to theÂ Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center ofÂ Expertise through a one-year period.
â€œThe projects normally involve dataÂ acquisition of the shallow water littoral zone, encompassing approximately 1,000 meters offÂ shore and 500 meters on shore,â€ said John Gerhard, Woolpert project director and vice president.
Mark Brooks, Magnolia River Geospatial chief operating officer, said the data will workÂ to addressÂ beach erosion and coastal hazards management; help maintain coastal management, mapping and charting specifications and support hurricane surge modeling.
WMR-532’s efforts under the contract will also assist theÂ National Coastal Mapping Program’sÂ regional sediment management, construction operations andÂ regulatory functions in the coastal zone, Woolpert said.
TheÂ ventureÂ will begin to collectÂ bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery data later this month, Woolpert noted.