Teledyne Reson joined students of The Hydrographic Academy at Plymouth University in their marine station on the historic waterside for a week to train them on the SeaBat T50-P multibeam echosounder and Teledyne PDS software.
This is part of the postgraduate diploma in hydrography course where students participate in various field activities to gain practical experience and understanding.
The students were taught how to operate and configure the SeaBat T50-P as well as the Teledyne PDS software programmes with all auxiliary sensors. These students then set out to perform a multibeam patch test and small survey in the Plymouth basin. The students got to experience and work with features like multi detect, configurable beam forming and saturation monitoring.
“The SeaBat T50-P multibeam is a fantastic evolution from the SeaBat 7125-SV2 and we really liked the improved data quality and the fact that known shortcomings have been properly addressed, such as backscatter. One recent student was delighted to work with this kit at sea in a practical way as his company is currently in the process of purchasing an example for his work,” said course leader, Brian Gamet.
About the Hydrographic Academy practical fieldwork Hydrographic course
The course has been designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate the practical skills necessary to conduct survey operations under the guidance of experienced surveyors and subject specialist academic staff.