Swathe Services have recently announced that they will be running their annual HYPACK and HYSWEEP multi-beam sonar training course from Monday, 19th September, to Friday, 23rd September 2016. This course is open to surveyors that would like to receive comprehensive training in installation, calibration, data acquisition and post-processing.

Delegates will spend time learning practical skills on board the MV Tiger Lily, which will be based at Mylor Yacht Harbour. They will learn how to use the R2Sonic 2022 MBES with Truepix™ and UHR 700 kHz, SBG Systems APOGEE-U, Valeport MiniSVS and SWiFT SVP. There will also be a period of time in a classroom environment, so that delegates can become proficient with HYPACK and HYSWEEP. Joe Burnett from HYPACK will be travelling to the UK to run the training with James Williams from Swathe Services. Joe has over 15 years of experience with multi-beam systems. He will share tips on best practice and discuss common pitfalls. By the end of the training, delegates will be proficient with offsets, patch test routines, interfacing, calibration and online QC.

The course costs £1950 excluding VAT. Lunch and a variety of refreshments will be provided. Previous feedback has indicated that delegates really value the opportunity to chat to others and share experiences. Therefore, Swathe Services has planned three social events to enable delegates to get together outside of the formal learning environment.

  1. There will be a trip to a hidden supper club in St Ives. This trip has been kindly sponsored by Valeport.
  2. There will also be a tour of Skinners Brewery which will include samples of Cornish ale and pasties for all. This event has been sponsored by MSDS Marine.
  3. Finally, there will be an evening out in the cathedral city of Truro with a three course meal at Bustopher’s restaurant.

Please contact Rebecca at +44 (1872) 275642 or rebecca.tidy@swathe-services.com if you would like to book a spot or find out more about the course.