Underwater Laser Scanners Help to Salvage Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia was successfully righted this week using an ingenious engineering salvage plan that involved the use of underwater laser scanners to monitor progress. This is one of the largest marine salvage operations ever attempted.

2G Robotics, which is based in Waterloo, Ontario, was summoned on to provide the underwater-capable instruments to create a picture of the stricken ship’s hull and the lay of the sea bed on which it came to rest. They are now in the process of laser scanning the exposed hull in the damaged areas.

Congratulations to all in getting to this phase of the project.


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