Beautemps-Beaupre Returns from Nine Month Deployment

November 4 2019 (Google Translation) – Party of Brest January 14, 2019 the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) returned to its base in Brest on October 26, after nine months of mission that led the crew on many seas and oceans. The Navy and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (Shom) have the mission to explore underwater areas, 90% of which remain to be discovered. Once assembled, the collected data make it possible to establish nautical charts, essential to the safety of the navigation, and to improve…

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Beautemps-Beaupre Returning to Brest

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since February 2019, Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) is progressively returning to Brest. After his ascent of the Red Sea, he crossed the Suez Canal on September 17th. Beyond the various valued transits, including individual training, continuous bathymetric measurements using multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings, several hydro-oceanographic surveys were conducted in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea by both crews. of the building and their detachments of hydrographers. From February to the end of March, crew B…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Studying South Indian Ocean

October 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) , with the Shom detachment (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy), carried out numerous hydro-oceanographic works around Madagascar and the Scattered Islands in the Mozambique Channel. After the individual training of the B crew, embarked at the end of July, the activities included transits valued with permanent bathymetric measurements thanks to multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings. A technical stopover at Tamatave (Toamasina), one of Madagascar’s largest…

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Intense activity in the Indian Ocean for Beautemps-Beaupré

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In April, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) conducted a campaign in the heart of the Indian Ocean to benefit the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This campaign was part of the ship-sharing agreement between the French Navy, Ifremer (French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea) and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (Shom). The aim was to explore the Carlsberg Ridge, which runs along the North / North-West Indian Ocean, to better understand the evolution over time of…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Deploys to Indian Ocean

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – After testing its scientific equipment and completing its operational training, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) sailed on January 16th for deployment in the Indian Ocean. The expectations, for the defense and the scientific world, are very important. Focus on the stakes of this mission. Before this departure, Beautemps-Beaupré crisscrossed the Iroise Sea and the Bay of Biscay to allow crew B to recover its reflexes and Shom staff (Marine Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service) to test and calibrate the all scientific equipment before…

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Nearly 36,000 nautical miles traveled by Beautemps-Beaupré on a hydrographic mission

Google Translation Starting on January 15th in Brest, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) will soon be returning to its base port after a 9-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. At the end of this mission, the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building worked in the Arabian Gulf, in the Southern Indian Ocean and in the approaches of Djibouti and will have traveled nearly 66,000 kilometers. In total, 2 terabytes of data were collected by the Atlantic Hydrographic and Oceanographic Group. The work carried out has two main objectives: to improve…

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Indian Ocean: 9 months of operational mission for Beautemps-Beaupré

Google Translation February 9, 2017 – At the beginning of February, the hydrographic and oceanographic building (BHO) Beautemps-Beaupré crossed the Suez Canal, gateway to the Indian Ocean, for 9 months of a hydrographic mission in the service of the forces. Heavily loaded with the appliances and boats needed for such a long deployment , Beautemps-Beaupré sailed from Brest on 15 January. Throughout this transit, the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM) detachment has undertaken measures to improve ocean knowledge, including depth measurements and buoy drops for the benefit of the global scientific program ARGO, intended to know…

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