Sea Surveyor, Inc
SINCE 1985



Precision marine surveys for the engineering community



Ft. Myers, Florida



Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District

Year: 2011

Contract Value: $57K

MiniVC & Zodiac2

Mini-Vibracore in Ft. Myers.


In June 2011 Sea Surveyor shipped our 10’ mini-vibracore, air compressor, and inflatable survey boat FIREFLY in a sea container to Ft. Myers, Florida and collected 27 vibracore sediment samples for the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers.  The mini-vibracore collected 3.5”-diameter sediment cores of 10’-length in the shoaled areas of the Ft. Myers’ Federal Navigation Channel.  Sediment collected in the vibracore samples was contained in butyrate liners and used for pre-dredge laboratory analyses to determine the dredged sediment’s acceptability as beach nourishment material.  Sea Surveyor’s inflatable ZODIAC survey boat, FIREFLY conducted a detailed hydrographic survey around each coring location so that the vibracore sample was collected at the shallowest spot in that part of the Navigation Channel.  The crane, barge, tug, and crew used to deploy the vibracore are provided by a local (Ft. Myers) subcontractor.




FIREFLY maps shoal areas prior to vibracoring.






Mini-Vibracore is raised from deck of crane barge.