Land & Sea Surveying Concepts is a full-service land and hydrographic surveying firm providing multi-disciplined surveying services since 1992. Our expert staff has is experienced in providing conventional, hydrographic, and GPS (static and RTK) surveying.
We are located on the central East coast of Florida, but have surveyed as far away as Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. Our crews and equipment can be mobilized to your site, no matter where it is. Our team prides itself on our attention to detail and customer service while providing accurate and efficient products.
COMPANY HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Since our inception, we have completed thousands of surveys and worked for numerous private industry clients as well as many governmental entities including the Sebastian Inlet District, the Jupiter Inlet District, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the St. Augustine Port, Waterway & Beach District, the Canaveral Port Authority, the City of Ft. Pierce, the City of Miami, and the City of Gulfport. The principal, Tim Carlile, holds Professional Surveyor licenses in five states (Florida, Geogia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and is a registered Land Surveyor in the US Virgin Islands. He holds a USCG 50-ton Captain's license with his ACSM Hydrographer certification pending.
Our experience covers, but is not limited to, upland and submerged land lease boundaries, topographic surveys, hydrographic, bathymetric, and as-built surveys. We are also experienced on remote operated vessels (ROV), Ultra Short Base Line (USBL) diver positioning and tracking systems, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) sensors, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), wave meters and tide gauges. Land & Sea Surveying prides itself on its commitment to maintaning a complete knowledge of the practice of surveying and the new technology as it emerges and implementing this knowledge to provide the highest level of service to our clients.
Land & Sea Surveying now uses a wireless and baseless RTK GPS surveying system for all GPS surveying applications, upland and onboard our hydrographic surveying vessels. The system uses reference stations all over the state of Florida as well as the Southeast United States. Having the RTK GPS tied to the hydrographic survey system provides vertical positioning as well as horizontal, to subcentimeter accuracies. This eliminates the need to rely on tide stations while providing a greater level of accuracy in areas of extreme tidal variations.
Above image of Land & Sea Surveying's 20-foot SeaArk taken with Sebastian Inlet Webcams
Incorporated in the State of Florida in December 1992
Registered Professional Surveying Firm since March 1993
Principal licensed as Professional Surveyor and Mapper since February 1993
Personnel experience totaling over 100 years
Meets Federal and State requirements for Small Business
Certified Small Business with South Florida Water Management District
Continuing Service contract with Sebastian Inlet District since 2004
Registered vendor with William Gas Pipeline, Gulfstream Natural Gas Pipeline, City of Cocoa, Brevard County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, City of Ft. Pierce, City of St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Suwannee River Water Managment District, South Florida Water Management District, Florida Power & Light
Additional Project Experience
Sebastian Inlet, Tide Pool and Dredged Material Management Area - May 2011
In May 2011, we completed a project with the Sebastian Inlet District that consisted of maintenance dredging of the tide pool area and constructing a Dredged Material Management Area (DMMA). We have worked with the District from the beginning of this project establishing a lease parcel boundary of the proposed area and conducting a topographic survey with wetland and tree location for design of the DMMA. We provided construction staking for the installation of silt fencing, of the contours for dredging, for the construction of the DMMA berm and drainage structures, and location of the transformer pad. Final as-built surveys were completed for the tide pool area and the DMMA with all submittals being accepted by the permitting agencies.
Jupiter Inlet, Channel and Inlet Dredge Survey and South Beachside Fill - March 2011
Land & Sea completed this project in Jupiter for the Jupiter Inlet District. The project consisted of dredging the inlet channel and sand trap area and placing fill on the beach south of the inlet. This was a two phase project with Phase I completed in early 2010 and Phase II completed in March 2011. Land & Sea Surveying provided stake-out for the beach fill area as well as hydrographic surveys of the dredge areas. Surveys were completed for pre-construction conditions, interim and post-construction conditions with cross-sections and material quantities.
Gulf of Mexico - HYPACK Navigation and Environmental Sampling - Sept. 2010 -Nov. 2011
For 18 months, Land & Sea Surveying worked on a project in the Gulf of Mexico which involved using HYPACK to navigate 165 to 210 foot vessels. The project also involved collecting environmental samples, operating an ROV with HD video and soil sampling equipment, acquiring water column data with CTD Sensors, and mapping with single and multi-beam hydrographic systems.
St. Lucie Inlet, Martin County - USACE Project ICWW/OWW Maintenance Dredging
From November 2009 to March 2010, Land & Sea Surveying worked on the USACE project ICWW/OWW Maintenance Dredging, Cross-Roads, Martin County. We provided staking of the proposed dredge area as well as hydrographic surveys for pre-constuction conditions, interim surveys for completed sections, and as-built surveys with quantity calculations at each stage. Surveys were also performed of the spoil area.
Land & Sea Surveying worked with FIT students and professors to set up wave meters at the north side of Sebastian Inlet
Shoreside deployment of communication cable
FIT divers securing cable with Land & Sea Surveying vessel support from Mako
Land & Sea Surveying personnel assisting divers with wave meters
Land & Sea Surveying "The Beast" standing by for diver support
January & March, 2012: Land & Sea Surveying worked with Florida Institute of Technology on Coastal Engineering Projects using the SeaArk Survey/Research Vessel
Land & Sea Surveying provided a vessel and support for FIT students and professors on two projects recently.
The first project was the retreival of two acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP) that had been deployed off the coast of the Melbourne Beach to Sebastian.
Tim Carlile and crew assisting in pulling ADCP on to the rear dive platform of "The Beast"