SSI performs hydrographic (bathymetric) mapping using single and/or multi-beam sonar. For projects such as rivers, channels and harbors, we are able to utilize Mobile LiDAR collected simultaneously with multi-beam or single beam sonar. This data fusion process provides a model of existing conditions above and below the water surface. Depending on site conditions, SSI can mount the SONAR equipment on several different vessels allowing access to almost any project site.
Hydrographic surveying provides the detailed information required to identify sediment buildup, classify sediments, develop bathymetric maps and navigational charts or aids, as well as locate utility cables and pipes. Hydrographic surveying also provides essential information for dredging operations and scour identification.