Seafloor Mapping

SRSL use cutting edge-science and technology to survey and map the topography of the seafloor.

Multibeam and Sidescan Surveys

Characterisation of the offshore and coastal geological setting is necessary to assess project feasibility and identify potential locations for marine renewable energy developments; including activities ranging from pile-driving and cable-laying to device installation and maintenance. Seafloor topography also influences near and far-field hydrodynamics, which is critical to understanding how a wave or tidal project might modify parameters such as tidal flow or sediment dispersal at a site. Bathymetric data is also essential for modelling complex inter- and intra-array relationships in larger developments. Bathymetric surveys can also be used to produce seabed classification and habitat maps.

Seafloor Mapping from SRSL

SRSL delivers a number of hydrographic survey services, primarily using side scan and multibeam sonars, mounted on different platforms. Our vessel RV Calanus is fitted with multibeam sonar enabling shallow water and deep water surveys. The vessel also has the capacity for side-scan sonar surveys and sediment sampling from a variety of corers and grabs.

SRSL employ qualified hydrographers with expertise in designing robust survey plans, using industry-standard methodologies to gain regulatory approval. If required our bathymetric surveys can be conducted to IHO standards.

Our service packages include full survey planning and management, data-acquisition, processing and data- presentation in a variety of mapping formats.

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