Student Projects 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Innomar Student Project 2017 has finished successfully. Three students/institutions received direct support from Innomar which included our SES-2000 compact parametric sub-bottom profiler and on-site training. The surveys were well organized and performed by all participants. The data analysis and reports were of high quality and led to interesting results. We believe that all findings have contributed to the understanding of the specific scientific problems in the survey areas and will stimulate further research and investigations.


The winner is ...

After evaluation of the submitted project reports we would like to name and congratulate the winning student and his project:

Wojciech Szymczak, Polish Naval Academy, Poland:
"Parametric echosounder SES-2000 compact measurements of reflections from buried object sounding pulses – their recognizability and visualization"

Wojciech prepared an experimental setup in shallow waters with different targets, such as a diver bottle and a cable bundle. These were placed on the seabed and buried below. He acquired reflected signals of the SES-2000 compact system with a separate A/D unit and processed all data in Matlab. Results demonstrated the detection capability of the parametric system for small scaled targets buried at shallow depths below seabed. Extended processing methods were used to analyse the signal in time and frequency domain in order to obtain target properties.


The other supported projects

The other students presented scientifically relevant results as well.

The data collected by Nikos Georgiou (University of Patras) allowed for the first time to map the submerged paleo-landscape of Kynosoura Bay and Ampelakia Bay, which played an important role during the ancient naval battle of Salamis. Furthermore, about 400 buried targets were identified. Two significant features were processed in 3D and will be excavated soon.

Daniel Cunarro Otero (University of Malta) used the sub-bottom profiler to map the thickness of the Holocene sedimentary cover above the carbonate bedrock in the area of the Malta-Gozo-Channel. Several pockmark features and larger circular depressions were also identified.


What next?

The project results will be presented during our bi-annual user-conference "Seabed Acoustics" in Rostock/Germany in November 2017.

Thanks again to all participating students which submitted a project proposal and particularly to those which performed a geophysical survey and analysed the acquired data.

Our initiative to support the science community was a great success and we certainly will proceed with similar activities in near future


Student Projects 2017 – Supported Projects

Many thanks to all participants who applied for our student research project 2017. We received proposals to utilize our SES-2000 compact system from students all over Europe. The range of applications covered marine archaeology, hydrography, geology, tectonics and habitat detection of buried objects.

It was not an easy task to decide for just three proposals to be supported and we tried to pick projects with different science questions, scopes and environments:

  • "Fluid flow and escape in the Malta Plateau" Daniel Cunarro Otero, University of Malta, Malta
  • "SALAMIS Project: A momentous naval battle" Nikos Georgiou, University of Patras, Greece
  • "Parametric echosounder SES-2000 compact measurements of reflections from buried object sounding pulses – their recognizability and visualization" Wojciech Szymczak, Polish Naval Academy, Poland

We wish all applicants success in their research work and look forward to the results and presentation of the best project during Innomar's user conference "Seabed Acoustics 2017" in November.