6th Workshop "Seabed Acoustics" 2013
The 6th user workshop "Seabed Acoustics" took place November 14/15, 2013 in "Hotel Neptun" in Rostock-Warnemünde (Germany).
Thanks to all of the more than 100 attendees from 14 countries for coming and to the speakers for giving very interesting presentations on a wide range of applications. During the breaks and the traditional dinner we had a lot of nice discussions and everybody enjoyed these opportunities to exchange experiences and for networking.
At the second day there was a live demo of different survey eqipment on a river boat.
For pictures on the euipment demonstration see below.
On the first day of the workshop there were presentations given on a wide range of applications of underwater acoustic equipment:
- Thomas Dehling (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, BSH, Germany):Acoustic versus Optic – remote sensing in hydrography
- Michiel Künzel (deep bv, The Netherlands):Cable tracking using high resolution parametric echo sounders
- Christian Maushake (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Germany):How deep does an anchor penetrate the seafloor?
- Greg Sambrook Smith et al. (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom):Imaging river dune and bar deposits using a parametric echo sounder, examples from the Rio Parana and Rio Bermejo, Argentina
- Chloé Pennec (University of Perpignan, France): The use of high-resolution seismic reflection regarding coastal processes and engineering expertise
- Koen Geirnaert (dotOcean nv, Belgium):
Mud layers characterized by free fall penetrometers and a parametric echo sounder
- Stéphane Polteau et al. (Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research AS, Norway): Sub-bottom profiling for better seafloor seep sampling results in frontier basins around Greenland
- Faustino Manso (GEO, Denmark):Performance assessment of SBPs on Danish waters
- Michael Endler (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, IOW, Germany):Mapping water column structures using single beam echosounder
- Oleg Levchenko et al. (P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS Moscow, Russia):Efficiency of seismoacoustical methods during engineering exploration and mapping of bottom sediments
- Zyad Al-Hamdani (GEUS, Denmark):Mapping marine habitats. Overview & examples from shallow coastal areas in Denmark
- Jens Lowag (INNOMAR, Germany):Three student research projects with application of SES-2000 light plus – a combined sub-bottom profiler and side scan sonar system
- Alexandros Chronis (University of the Aegean, Greece):Relationship between gas-bearing (?) sediments and biogenic mounds in the Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos Island, Greece
- Heinz Brian Kreis, Sebastian Riegler (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria):Morphological investigation of the mass movement deposit of Gschliefgraben in Lake Traunsee, Austria
- Thomas Leipe et al. (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany):Sediment echosounding and gravity coring for investigation of Quarternary deposits in Skagerrak and Norwegian Trench area
- Thomas Buch (MATNAV e.V., Germany):Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle MESSIN
- David Gregory et al. (National Museum of Denmark, Denmark):Development of tools and techniques to Survey, Assess, Stabilise, Monitor and Preserve underwater archaeological sites: SASMAP
Survey Equipment Demo at Sea
During the second day equipment of different manufacturers was shown in operation on a river boat. All acoustic equipment (SBP and MBES) was operated simultaneously without any interference visible in the data sets.
- Innomar SES-2000 ROV parametric sub-bottom profiler (new generation 2013),
- Innomar SES-2000 light parametric sub-bottom profiler,
- Innomar SES-2000 quattro parametric multi-transducer sub-bottom profiler for high-resolution data acquisition and 3D visualization,
- Remotely operated Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) "MESSIN"
- Teledyne RESON SeaBat T20-P multibeam echosounder,
- Ship Motion Control (SMC) motion sensor IMU-008 (HRP sensor),
- FRAHM sediment sampler (ground truthing tool).
Thanks to all people who made this workshop a success!