Our main product is a family of parametric sub-bottom profilers (SBP, sediment echosounder). There are models for a wide water-depth range available, starting at shallow-water with less than one meter water-depth to full-ocean depth (11,000m). Most models are vessel-based with transducers mounted over the side or at the vessel's hull, but there are also models for USV/ASV integration or to be used on remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Innomar also offers a small surface vehicle (ASV/USV) with integrated SBP.

All Innomar SBP models are continiously improved without changing the model name. In the past there have been different names for the Innomar SBP product line, like Innomar SES-96, Innomar SES-2000 or just Innomar SES. In future the term "SES-xx" will not be part of the model name. This may cause irritation with ongoing tenders, but we ensure all our customers that you will get the intended product with the same or improved performance. For instance, the first two models with the changed naming convention ("standard" and "medium-xx" models) feature a smaller topside unit and 24-bit data recording whereas the acoustic performance is the same as the respective previous model generation.

The Innomar SBP product line consists of high-quality sub-bottom profilers for a wide range of in- and offshore applications. Parametric acoustics gives you excellent resolution and good penetration into the seabed at low frequencies. The high frequency channel is used to determine the water depth with high accuracy, too. Please see our summary on user benefits and advantages of parametric SBPs.

Innomar standard SBP data example (SESWIN online visualisation)
"Innomar standard" parametric sediment echosounder data example as shown during data aquisition
(frequency: 8kHz; very shallow water about 4m deep; penetration more than 8m).


Parametric SBP for shallow waters

Innomar offers a wide range of sediment echosounders for shallow waters with water depths between less than one meter and up to 500 meters. A unique feature of all of these Innomar SBP models is the ability to work in extremely shallow waters with water depths less than one metre.

Some of these models can easily be integrated into uncrewed surface vehicles (USV / ASV):

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


Parametric SBP for deep waters

Beside the shallow-water models there are several Innomar parametric sediment sounders for deep waters up to full ocean depth.

Some of these models can easily be integrated into uncrewed surface vehicles (USV / ASV) or remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV / Crawler):

Please see also our deep-water data examples.


Innomar Vehicles and Accessories

Innomar also offers vehicles with integrated Innomar SBPs and accessesories related to the Innomar SBPs.


Innomar Software

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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