Swathe Services to Represent CEE HydroSystems

Hydrographic survey singlebeam echosounder manufacturer CEE HydroSystems, with offices in Sydney, Australia, and San Diego, USA, has entered into a new 2016 distributor agreement with UK-based Swathe Services. Swathe Services is to represent CEE HydroSystems in the UK and Ireland. CEE HydroSystems manufactures compact portable echosounders and all-in-one echosounder and GNSS systems for shallow water surveying, including the CEESCOPE RTK GNSS hydrographic survey system. This appointment is the latest in a series of new agency agreements with the goal of further promoting the new CEE echosounder systems for marine and freshwater survey environments. James Williams, managing director of Swathe Services,... (read more)
2016-04-11 08:30:05

RoxAnn GD-A

Sonavision have launched the RoxAnn GD-A Seabed Classification system: a radical re-design of the RoxAnn system, containing a number of improvements. The most noticeable difference is the size of the system. At 200x110x60mm and 600g, it is considerably smaller and lighter than the older version. This is a consequence of using the latest surface mount components in the design. RoxAnn GD-A is also small on power consumption and can be powered using the USB connection from the computer, although a 5VDC laptop style supply is also included. RoxAnn GD-A is supplied with an installation CD that allows the user to... (read more)
2006-02-28 12:00:00

Kongsberg and Simrad to Supply the ‘The Full Picture’ to Newbuild Spanish Research Vessels

Demonstrating the scope of the 'Full Picture', Simrad Spain SL has announced the signing of the public tender contract with M. Cies Shipyards in Vigo for the supply of navigation and hydroacoustic equipment for two new fishery research vessels. The contract was signed on behalf of the Secretaria General de Pesca, for vessels belonging to the Spanish Fishery Ministry, and will assist in the creation of a bigger, more modern fleet for the Spanish Research Institution. The largest vessel of the two will be a 70m multipurpose vessel due for delivery at the end of 2006. It will conduct full... (read more)
2005-09-15 12:00:00

Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) for Ecosystem Research

The US Naval Research Laboratory has purchased an Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) autonomous echosounder to conduct observations of small zooplankton for ecosystem research. The internally powered scientific echosounder will store acoustic backscatter data. It will be mounted to an apparatus that will move the instrument up and down the water column in order to observe the dynamic behaviour of zooplankton. The technology employed by this echosounder uses multiple high frequencies to ensonify the small particle sizes of the zooplankton. The Navy will use the instrument to support ongoing research in coupled, ecosystem-circulation modelling, underwater optics and remote sensing.   (read more)
2017-10-20 11:28:02

Teledyne RESON from Mid-ocean to Full-ocean Depth

Back in 2014 Teledyne RESON acquired the business from ATLAS HYDROGRAPHIC GmbH. Since then Teledyne RESON has integrated the acquired ATLAS Hydrographic business and its multibeam echosounders into the Teledyne RESON business and our suite of deepwater echosounders. The brands, HydroSweep and ParaSound are now being developed, manufactured and serviced out of the Teledyne RESON business entities. The products are marketed and sold under the Teledyne RESON brand name. Teledyne RESON’s high-performance deep-water hydrographic survey offerings are available in a number of different configurations ranging from mid-ocean depth to full-ocean depth performance. The industry brands are: HydroSweep Multibeam Echosounders: Key... (read more)
2016-08-08 01:18:37

MacArtney Fits Out Brand-new Multipurpose Vessel

A complete multibeam echosounder system and high-speed winch designed and engineered for optimal durability compose the scope supplied, installed and set to work by MacArtney’s French subsidiary. The newly built rescue vessel 'Sirius', operated by VLOOT dab, is 45m long, almost 11m wide and can reach a speed of 13 knots. Being intended for combating disasters at sea, 'Sirius' was designed with maximum attention to sustainability aspects. In consequence, superior-quality equipment was required in order for the vessel to fulfil the demands made on its functionality. The scope of supply for Sirius features a multibeam echosounder system comprising the following products:... (read more)
2017-05-31 10:32:49

Kongsberg Refits <i>B.I.O. Hesperides</i>

Kongsberg Maritime has completed the mid-life refit of the hydrographic survey equipment onboard the (Oceanographic Research Vessel) B.I.O Hesperides. The vessel, originally commissioned in 1991 and based in the Antarctic seas for 6 months a year, was one of the first large survey equipment installations for Kongsberg. Likewise, this is the first full mid-life refit of survey equipment carried out by the company. The survey package supplied and installed by Kongsberg Maritime was based on the EM120 1°x2° multibeam echosounder. The EM120 is a tried and tested multibeam sounder for deep water mapping with the 12 kHz operating frequency being... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00

Canadian Coast Guard Expands Northern Mapping Capability

The Canadian Coast Guard has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to provide high-resolution EM 712 multibeam echosounders to the Canadian Coast Guard’s medium icebreakers, CCGS Pierre Radisson and the CCGS Des Groseilliers. Gathering critical hydrographic data can be a challenge in the Canadian Arctic. The retractable design of the EM 712 echo sounder systems optimises performance of the sounder when deployed and protects it when the vessel is breaking ice. When deployed, the high-resolution EM 712 collects navigational and scientific data from otherwise inaccessible parts of the planet and is capable of mapping a swath of the seabed up to 3,000 metres... (read more)
2017-08-15 10:06:05

Drone for Aquatic Habitat Surveys

BioSonics and The Oceanscience Group (USA) have released a portable, remotely operated habitat-mapping survey boat, the Z-Boat 1800MX. A combination of Oceanscience's remote hydrographic survey boat and BioSonics' MX echosounder, the Z-Boat 1800MX allows researchers to obtain quantitative measurements of aquatic vegetation and substrate distribution without the expense and effort of launching a manned boat. With the Z-Boat's position displayed on navigation software on the shore acquisition computer in real time, guiding the boat along planned survey lines is aided by on-board GPS. Simultaneously, BioSonics Visual Acquisition 6 software provides the operator with instant bathymetry and vegetation data courtesy of... (read more)
2014-02-12 09:55:49

BioSonics and Ping DSP Sonar Technologies Combine for Seagrass Surveys

Two sonar manufacturers from the Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada) have joined forces in a cooperative effort aimed at improving efficiencies in aquatic habitat mapping. Seattle-based BioSonics and Ping DSP, from Victoria, BC, recently conducted trials to evaluate the effectiveness of a Ping DSP 3D sidescan sonar combined with a BioSonics MX single-beam echosounder as a means for locating and quantifying seagrass beds. The Ping DSP 3DSS-DX-450 provides wide-swath bathymetry data with full-water-column 3-dimensional backscatter imagery, while the BioSonics MX echosounder uses a focused, relatively narrow beam (90) capable of penetrating the vegetation canopy and accurately locating the bottom beneath... (read more)
2015-01-21 09:52:13
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