The Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi received a donation of Fledermaus 3D visualization and software licenses from Interactive Visualization Systems (IVS 3D) for a third consecutive year.
The licenses, nearly a $200,000 value, are to be used by the university’s hydrographic science graduate degree program, one of a select group of internationally recognized accredited hydrographic training programs.
Students from several countries and leading hydrographic organizations, including the Naval Oceanographic office, the Fleet Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be trained using the Fledermaus Software Suite. As part of their fieldwork, students will learn how to use the data they have gathered using Fledermaus for visualization, processing and analysis.
“We truly appreciate the support we get from the team at IVS 3D,” said Maxim van Norden, coordinator and instructor for the hydrographic science program. “Our department feels strongly that it is a critical part of our curriculum that students have access to industry standards for analysis software.”
“Fledermaus is one of the most widely used analysis software in the hydrographic industry,” added van Norden. “Throughout the course, our students will gain practical knowledge and experience to analyze the data they gather.”
With offices in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom and a worldwide distribution network, IVS 3D was founded in 1995 as the developer of the Fledermaus 3D visualization and analysis software suite.
The Fledermaus software provides scientists and engineers with interactive and intuitive tools for processing, quality control and analysis of multibeam sonar and related data. Government, commercial and academic clients in all areas of ocean mapping use the software internationally.
Its use significantly improves efficiencies in areas such as nautical charting, geologic interpretation, the assessment of seabed habitats, planning routes for pipelines and cables and the identification of geohazards during engineering development.
“It has always been a part of IVS 3D’s mission and vision to support academic programs such as this,” said Lindsay Gee, general manager for IVS 3D. “This sponsorship is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Our continued commitment to innovation requires close contact with our users. As part of the graduate program, we will gain valuable insight from student and staff feedback on their use of Fledermaus. ”
For more information on the Southern Miss Department of Marine Science, online visit www.usm.edu/marine, or call 228.688.3177.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .