EdgeTech has introduced their 4125-P Portable Search & Recovery Side Scan System. The 4125-P is a digital single or dual frequency 400/1250 kHz system that produces very high resolution imagery. Designed with Search and Recovery and Harbor Security in mind, the system can quickly be deployed by one person within minutes from a very small boat and a 12-24 VDC power source.
The 4125-P comes standard with a lightweight towfish in a rugged portable carrying case, portable waterproof topside processor with laptop computer and 50 metres of tow cable.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.