Innomar's parametric sub-bottom profilers offer advantages for many applications, such as offshore wind farms, route surveys, inshore and coastal surveys, dredging and harbours, pipeline and cable detection, marine archaeology, UXO surveys and more.

Although keeping the name, all Innomar SBP models are continiously improved. There have been different names for the Innomar SBP product line, like "SES-96", "SES-2000" or "Innomar SES". In 2021 the term "SES-xxx" has been removed completely.


Shallow-Water Solutions

  • When portability matters.
  • Usable from less than one meter down to 500 meters.

A unique feature of Innomar's parametric SBPs is the possibility to work in extremely shallow waters, even less than one metre. Devices can be mobilized on vessels of opportunity or autonomous platforms at various scales.

  Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar compact parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar light parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar standard parametric sub-bottom profiler
  smart compact light standard
Water Depth 0.5 – 100m 0.5 – 400m 0.5 – 400m 0.5 – 500m
Penetration up to 20m up to 40m up to 40m up to 50m
Frequencies 10kHz 4 – 15kHz 4 – 15kHz 4 – 15kHz
H / R / P comp. ✓ / – / – ✓ / – / – ✓ / – / – ✓ / ✓ / –

For the Innomar compact SBP there is also a Sidescan Extension available (1 – 30m).

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High-Power Solutions

  • When penetration is a key requirement.
  • For shallow and deep-water applications down to full ocean depth.

Innomar's high-power models have larger transducers with increased source levels and operate with lower frequencies. Nevertheless, they provide narrow and focussed sound beams of less than 4 degrees which are electronically stabilised. The medium-100 is available as a portable device for small boats and USV installations, whereas the other high-power models are typically hull mounted.

  Innomar medium-100 parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar medium-70 parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar deep-36 parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar deep-15 parametric sub-bottom profiler
  medium-100 medium-70 deep-36 deep-15
Water Depth 2 – 2,000m 2 – 2,500m 5 – 6,000m 10 – 11,000m
Penetration up to 70m up to 100m up to 150m up to 250m
Frequencies 4 – 15kHz 3 – 12kHz 2 – 7kHz 1 – 4kHz
H / R / P comp. ✓ / ✓ / – ✓ / ✓ / (✓) ✓ / ✓ / (✓) ✓ / ✓ / ✓

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Remotely Operated Solutions

  • When the focus is on autonomy.
  • Prepared for USV/ASV integration at all scales.

Innomar offers a wide range of sediment echosounders from which some models are especially designed for integration within remote-controlled or autonomous vehicles like USV, ASV, ROV or crawler.

  Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar standard-usv parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar medium-usv parametric sub-bottom profiler Innomar standard-rov parametric sub-bottom profiler
  smart standard-usv medium-usv standard-rov
Water Depth 0.5 – 100m 0.5 – 500m 2 – 2,000m 1 – 400m
Penetration up to 20m up to 50m up to 70m up to 40m
Frequencies 10kHz 4 – 15kHz 4 – 15kHz 5 – 15kHz
H / R / P comp. ✓ / – / – ✓ / ✓ / – ✓ / ✓ / – ✓ / – / ✓
Innomar autonomous ASV with parametric sub-bottom profiler

We also offer a small inflatable ASV with integrated smart SBP and a deep-sea telemetry system:

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Multi-Transducer Solutions

  • When 3D sub-seabed data can give additional answers.
  • For buried structures, archaeology, pipeline, cable and boulder detection.
Innomar Squattro parametric sub-bottom profiler

Innomar also offers two SBP models, which feature more than one transducer to easily get data at high point densities for 3D visualisation.

Devices can be mobilized on vessels of opportunity or autonomous platforms at various scales.

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Innomar Software

IInnomar SESWIN data acquisition and control software (screenshot)

All Innomar parametric sub-bottom profilers come with a software package for online data acquisition and converting the SES data into other data formats. For post-processing we recommmend our ISE post-processing software, but you can also use third-party software.


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Related Documents and Publications

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Other Publications:

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Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.