Innomar's R&D is co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)



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

Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler

A unique feature of Innomar's parametric SBPs is the possibility to work in extremely shallow waters, even less than one metre.

Sub-bottom profiling in shallow waters is challenging for traditional systems and techniques due to wide-beam transducers, sidelobe patterns, ringing effects and high reverberation levels. The parametric technology used in our shallow-water models offers very narrow beams of less than 5 degrees with highly portable transducers and a high system bandwidth with sub-decimetre resolution.

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

Please see also our shallow-water and extremely shallow-water data examples.

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High-Power Solutions

Innomar medium-100 parametric sub-bottom profiler (top side unit and pole-mount transducer)

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. Thus these systems can be applied in shallow areas where high seabed penetration is required or in deep waters for applications, such as oil and gas, reconnaissance and route surveys, scientific programs, deep sea drilling campaigns and others.

The narrow beam and small acoustical footprint guarantees very high spatial resolution at greater depths and the beam stabilisation allows for operation even under harsh offshore conditions.

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.

Please see also our deep-water data examples.

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Remotely Operated Solutions

Innomar autonomous ASV with parametric sub-bottom profiler

Some of the Innomar SBP models can easily be integrated into uncrewed surface vehicles (USV / ASV) or other remotely operated vehicles (ROV).

We also offer a small inflatable ASV with integrated smart SBP.

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Multi-Transducer Solutions

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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Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.