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During Unprecedented Times

First and foremost, I hope you and your families are safe and well. The last few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us.

New-Sense Geophysics is focused on ensuring both the health and safety of our employees, customers, and associates, as well as our long term business continuity. We remain available to you 24 hours a day to aid in planning and budgeting for your future projects. Our team has also been able to extend its focus to a set of R&D initiatives and training objectives that we look forward to putting into practice through and after this exceptional period.

Over the coming weeks, New-Sense Geophysics will begin a new series of discussions and posts on its social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook) to not only share in our unique experience, but to spur the next set of innovations. We would be excited to have you join us in our community discussions.

New-Sense’s team will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 developments, and we remain watchful and ready to adjust our measures in response to the changing circumstances. I want you to know we are committed to providing the superior service and support that you have come to expect of New-Sense.

Warmest regards and stay safe,

Ted Urquhart
New-Sense Geophysics Ltd.

Block Base Station

In the right place

With our remote in block base station, real time measurements can be made before, during and after flights, facilitating more accurate diurnal corrections.  As well, the potential source of man-made signals near operational bases (cultural noise) can be minimized.

  1. Cultural anomalies
  2. Diurnal variations
  3. Magnetic storms and micropulsations
Remote Base Sations Conditions


A weather station and camera are included with our remote base stations. Observing real time block conditions is a powerful safety and cost management tool for the client, pilot and crew in planning survey operations.

– Trend monitoring (complete history)

– Wind and temperature measurements

– Visibility, fog and cloud conditions

– Eliminate check flights

Airborne Survey Acquisition


Safe airborne survey acquisition demands special dataset architecture with a host of features, including:

– Access to field databases and grids
– QA / QC through your project dashboard (
– Collaborative flight planning from client to pilot
– Secure and complete data archives throughtout survey
– Flight and field logs from crew



The Client Dashboard allows all parties to remain informed on the status of a multitude of survey operations as well as real-time monitoring.

The following are some of the available resources for both Client and NSG personnel on the dashboard:

– Emergency response plan and block-specific safety plans.
– Aircraft and crew location.
– Daily survey flight plans.
– Daily and weekly flight reports.
– Current survey coverage (flown and non-flown).
– Live magnetic base signal, remote weather station and camera feed
– Images of the grids surveyed, up to and including the previous day’s flights

New-Sense Geophysics


A fundamental part of any project safety plan is risk management. This is at the heart of New-Sense’s “Operator-less” IDAS system, a concept pioneered by Ted Urquhart.

The IDAS system uses sophisticated software to provide an autonomous “Operator-less” system resulting in a safer survey environment by removing the need for additional personnel on board the aircraft. New-Sense’s Pilot Indicator delivers all the navigation and control features necessary for the pilot to safely maintain the highest quality flight line specifications. An additional benefit to having less personnel onboard is the lower weight of the aircraft, improving the performance characteristics of the aircraft.

Although the pilot is without an equipment operator during the flight, they are not alone. New-Sense operators monitor the progress of the flight in real time and have direct communication abilities with the pilot if required through New-Sense’s Flight Following and Satellite phone system.

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