The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected eight companies to help the agency’s coast survey office update nautical charts for mariners under a potential five-year, $250 million contract.
Companies with positions on the Hydrographic Surveying Services contract will compete for task orders to perform work for the maps that are used by the shipping, fishing and boating communities and other marine users.
NOAA also intends to support map usage for marine ecology, climate change studies, emergency response, harbor security, energy and water resource management and archeology.
Awardees for the multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract include:
- C&C Technologies Survey Services
- David Evans and Associates
- Fugro World Wide
- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)
- Ocean Surveys
- Williams & Associates
Leidos announced its position on the HSS vehicle Thursday and said its team would work to use vertical beam echosounder, multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar, airborne bathymetric Lidar and airborne topographic Lidar technologies in order to help NOAA acquire hydrographic data.
The team will help collect that data to examine water levels, ellipsoidally referenced surveys, shoreline and feature acquisition, secchi depth readings and speed of sound through water measurements.