Tag Archives: sonar

Shannon Hoy on the bow of the RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer as she crossed through the Bransfield Strait in 2011. Photo by A. Margolin.

Epiphany on the Bow

Above: Shannon Hoy on the bow of the RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer as she crossed through the Bransfield Strait in 2011.  Photo by A. Margolin.  A student’s journey from marine biologist to ocean mapper. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to work in ocean sciences. From when I was a child splashing in the tidal...

This data was gathered in shallow water in and around Bristol docks, UK and processed with GeoSwath, an echosounder by Kongsberg Maritime.

Capturing More with Shallow-water Multibeam

Interferometric sonars are providing a new tool for the hydrographic surveyor in shallow to medium-depth water applications. As we begin to return to normalcy after the deepest recession of most of our lifetimes, many ports, coastal authorities, and inland waterways are starting to look at infrastructure projects that have been kept on hold, and they...

Finding Fish Hotspots

Marine scientists bring multiple technologies together to locate reef fish aggregations, working towards healthy reefs and island economies. The livelihoods of tropical island communities depend on the vitality of reef fishes, either directly through recreational and commercial fishing or indirectly through healthy coral reef ecosystems that support eco-tourism. Yet, over the last several decades, the...

Arctic Quests

Multiple agencies and technologies merge to map a historic region of the Canadian Arctic.   Adapted from the academic paper, “Arctic Charting and Mapping Pilot Project 2: Sharing Modern Technologies and Resources towards a Common Goal”, by Andrew Leyzack and summarized by Steven Keesee, with a history sidebar by Jeff Salmon.In April 2011, multiple organizations in...