Side Scan Sonar
Side-scan sonar (also sometimes called side scan sonar, sidescan sonar, side imaging sonar, side-imaging sonar and bottom classification sonar) is a category of sonar system that is used to efficiently create an image of large areas of the sea floor. It may be used to conduct surveys for maritime archaeology; in conjunction with seafloor samples it is able to provide an understanding of the differences in material and texture type of the seabed. Side-scan sonar imagery is also a commonly used tool to detect debris items and other obstructions on the seafloor that may be hazardous to shipping or to seafloor installations by the oil and gas industry.
Zulu Marine Services has invested heavily in the very best side scan sonar equipment available today. We are considered an industry leader when it comes to implementing the latest technological advances in all areas of underwater discovery.
Zulu Marine Services has employed this technology for the purposes of deep water exploration, shipwreck discovery, natural disaster cleanup and oil spill cleanup. Please visit our Project Page to see samples of our work.
Here are some sample images from our side scan sonar projects completed for a variety of clients:
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