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Advances in underwater acoustic technology is rapidly changing the way that the marine environment is being explored in order to map, manage and defend that environment. Shallow water multibeam surveys are part of that technology involved in projects that range from dredging to habitat mapping.  R2Sonic’s unique innovation in multibeam echosounder technology provides valuable survey tools that not only provide exceptionally cleanraw data but also ultra-high resolution (UHR) capabilities.  R2Sonic’s technology also provides the backscatter capabilities that are not found elsewhere with TruePix™ that is so valuable in habitat mapping and environmental studies.  R2Sonic MBES technology increases productivity and efficiency to get projects completed on time.

Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology provides exceptionally clean raw data for your projects that can increase your business’s productivity and profitability.



Knowing the terrain and bottom characteristics of the seafloor, river bed or lake bottom is essential for the safety of navigation and also to be able to predict changes, over time, that provides  the necessary knowledge to manage marine activities. Hydrographic survey data is used to guide economic development, security and defense, scientific research and environmental protection.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next hydrographic project.


Offshore hydrographic surveys are a necessary precursor for oil and gas and renewable energy seafloor installations.  Once installed, the installations, which range from pipelines to wind turbines, have to be accurately mapped to produce as laid or as installed position information.  Many of the latter surveys are undertaken by Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).  The compact size, low power draw and ease of interfacing that are part of R2Sonic technological advancements make it the ideal survey tool for ROV surveys.  The use of R2Sonic’s UHR (700kHz) capabilities provides the highest possible detail of all undersea structures that is invaluable for initial and maintenance surveys.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next offshore project.


Hydrographic surveys are used to collect bathymetric data in navigable water to ensure safety of navigation.  Dredging projects maintain that safety of navigation and require not only accurate data, but data that can be processed immediately during on-going dredging.  R2Sonic MBES technologic innovations, such as FPGA processing, provides clean data fast that can be analyzed quickly to keep dredging projects on schedule and profitable. Volumes can be computed faster and easier and the information can be transmitted to the dredger in a very timely manner.  The R2Sonic ROBO™ mode, which manages sonar operation automatically, is of special benefit to the dredging community in those instances when less experienced personnel are called on to perform timely surveys.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next dredging project.


Hydrographic data is critical to resource management, infrastructure planning, environmental monitoring, fisheries management and disaster mitigation.  R2Sonic’s family of multibeam echosounders provide accurate, high quality and high resolution, data that makes the tasks involved, in the above mentioned areas, easier to address and manage.  The small size and small power draw means that there is an R2Sonic system that can be fitted to the smallest of vehicles, including jet skis and small skiffs.  This is particularly useful to be able to get into those areas were a larger vessel could not nor should not go.

After tropical typhoons, when offshore structures are damaged or downed, safety of navigation is endangered; all R2Sonic MBES can be operated in Forward Looking (FLS) to map ahead of the vessel.  This allows the same system used for bathymetric surveys to be used in FLS mode to determine the location and degree of damage of downed structures well ahead of the vessel.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next environmental project.


The Defense industry requires a portfolio of capabilities and technologies that ensure the safety and security of their citizens. R2Sonic products have the capacity to deliver data on traditional surveillance projects such as the monitoring of harbors and ports, but also more innovative surveillance like the ability to detect divers, submarines, mines and mine like objects (Mine Counter Measure), and mapping of iceberg keels. The small form factor, low power consumption and high ping rate makes R2Sonic MBES ideal gap fillers for platforms requiring such aids.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next defense-related project.


Research and scientific objectives are unique in nature and are best served by the unique tools provided by R2Sonic’s family of MBES.  Small form size and low power draw are on one side of the tool box; on the other is the UHR capabilities, TruePix™ and the new MultiSpectral Mode™ feature.  The MultiSpectral development allows the sonar to sequentially transmit at different frequencies.  This new innovation has brought great excitement in academia in regards to the backscatter products that provide temporal, multi-frequency, data of the seafloor.  The unique design of the R2sonic MBES system means that developments such as Multispectral capability can be developed rapidly and incorporated through firmware. It will be of interest to researchers that the multispectral concept of operation originated in the academic world, but it was R2Sonic that brought it rapidly to the marketplace.  Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology can help with your next research project.