M/V Julian Alexander is a 24’ survey vessel that was initially constructed in 1997 as specified by Chustz Surving to provide Automated Single Beam DGPS Hydrographic Surveys, Overbank Surveys and other water work required. This boat has been used successfully over the years and has been indispensable in the Mississippi River due to its rugged construction (1/4 inch hull). In 2002, CSI developed the Hydro Beam System to assist in the acquisition of data beneath barges and docks. The Hydro Beam system was a good transition tool to the modern development of CSI’s Multibeam systems of today. The Hydro Beam System was then replaced with a more advanced system, combining Multibeam Bathymetry with Terrestrial Lidar. This boat with the new system allows CSI to optimize the total data collection package and illustrates the dedication to research and development. The Julian Alexander is named after owners, Jimmy and Tammy Chustz’s son, Julian Alexander Chustz.