Zachary Jenkins

Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2015


Port Lafito, a new port under construction by Gilbert Bigio Group (GB Group), in Lafeatu, Haiti was surveyed using single beam sonar technology. The goal of the survey was to inform GB Group of their dredge progress in Phase 1 of their port construction project. This internship report outlines how the project was executed. First, the importance of ports and the history of how they are surveyed is discussed. The report then discusses what was done prior to leaving for the field, including installation and testing of the equipment to be used on site. Information on how the equipment was installed and tested on site is provided, followed by how the project data was collected and processed. Finally, the results of the survey and the certification of the newly constructed port are discussed along with limitations faced during the project and suggestions for modifications for future projects. This project has the potential for implementation, as I will continue working with the company and we will return to the project site for a second survey in the coming weeks.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: ECS

Location: Land and Sea Surveying Concepts, Inc.

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