Marine surveying in atlantic canada
As engineers, Atlantic Canada is truly a unique place to be. Living on the East Coast provides us an opportunity to work in one of the most interesting aspects of our field – marine surveying. Similar to construction projects that require surveying to assess surface qualities and ownership boundaries, marine surveying is necessary when constructing projects in or near the marine environment.
The challenges presented by marine construction are substantial; salt water erodes building foundation, ocean floors change daily due to currents, and supplying power to structures requires special materials and astute planning. Determining a suitable construction location demands careful consideration of fishing areas, shipping routes, and spawning/migratory grounds for aquatic life. First and foremost, marine construction must be committed to environmental safety and awareness.
On the other hand, the finesse and difficulty involved in constructing marine projects makes the final product that much more rewarding. For a glimpse, there are some amazing projects, underway currently right here in Atlantic Canada!