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graphic survey projects in the world. Meri­taito Ltd signed the contract for the surveying work on 16th March, 2016. ”Our part in the Mareano project is just on the starting line,” Mr. Jukka Suon­ vieri noted in April. He is the Vice President of Meritaito Ltd. The first phase of the operation will con­ sist of general surveying of the ocean bottom, with the aim of mapping the depth, gather­ INDUSTRY MARINE BUSINESS ing hydrographic and topographic data, plus recording details on underwater vegetation. ”Based on this data, geologists and envi­ ronment authorities will focus their own sur­ veys and sample-taking on specific areas of photo: MERITAITO OY A shipwreck underwater. ”There are a lot of uncharted waters, both in Arctic regions and in Finland. We still have a lot of work to do,” says the Vice President of Meritaito Ltd, Mr. Jukka Suonvieri. seatec 2/2016 17