March 16, 2023

Focus on what matters to you when reviewing a spec sheet

Knowledge & Training

Multibeam echosounders are defined by technical features that are specific to acoustic devices. Some of the technical terms may not initially be intuitive even to surveyors.

The objective of this document is to define each technical term to help you understand the importance and implication of each of those concepts in the context of a hydrographic survey.

Spec Sheet Aid


March 19, 2023

MultiSpectral versus Multifrequency Backscatter: A Generational Advancement

Multibeam Backscatter is a tool used in seafloor characterization, and R2Sonic‘s recent MultiSpectral Backscatter advancement dramatically improves this process.  MultiSpectral Backscatter comprises two or more frequencies collected in one-pass using an…

Installation   Survey   


March 29, 2023

MBES can’t be IHO compliant and here is why

MBES and the IHO SP44 Standards for Hydrographic Surveys The International Hydrographic Organisation, based in Monaco, published the 5th edition of Special Publication No 44 Standards for Hydrographic…

coverage   iho   Survey   


March 29, 2023

1024 beams vs 1024 soundings, are they the same?

The difference lies in the data collection method: interpolated vs independent Three years ago, R2Sonic was the first MBES manufacturer to launch the “then new”…

coverage   surroundings   uhd