Swathe Services has recently provided Ecospan Environmental Ltd with a complete R2SONIC Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder package including TruePix and Raw Water Column options; HySweep data acquisition and post processing software; Valeport sound velocity equipment and SMC motion sensor.
Ecospan Environmental is an environmental consultancy specialising in the design and implementation of surveys in the near shore marine and estuarine environments. The principal services they offer are: ecological surveys, environmental impact assessments, diving surveys, ecotoxicology, hydrographic investigations, hydrodynamic modelling and sediment/water sampling.
Ecospan plan to improve current survey methods by utilising backscatter and raw water column capabilities to assist in the environmental impact assessment of dredging and other harbour development activities.
The SONIC 2020 is one of the latest Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder available from R2SONIC. It has narrow focused 2° x 2° beam widths and is ideal for small survey vessel, ROV or AUV operations.