Bathymetric (Hydrographic) Survey

Have an in-depth view of any water body from above without getting deep into it.

The future of coastal and inland water mapping is nowhere more evident than in the palm-sized device clutched between your fingers. It’s the most cost-efficient, 10x faster way to capture bathymetry data for any situation.

The bathymetry drone sensor provides an affordable and efficient way to acquire coastal or inland water data. The UAVs work with an echo sounder, which can access hard-to-reach areas that other means, such as survey boats, can’t reach. Also learn about Aerial Survey

Why GIS Drones for Bathymetric (Hydrographic) Survey

For underwater surveys, deploying a drone is faster and more cost effective than using a ship, boat, or unmanned surface vehicle (USV). GIS Drones use some of the most advanced technologies like Echosounder and low-frequency GPR to map water depths and sediments much faster and at an affordable cost.

Key Benefits

  • 10X faster data acquisition
  • 2X more cost-effective
  • Depth penetration up to 200 m
  • Can access hard-to-reach locations
  • Resistant to external electromagnetic interference
  • High accuracy data due to constant speed and low altitude

Industry-standard integration

A drone equipped with an Echo Sounder or GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) is part of an integrated bathymetry system.

Adding the onboard computer to the system ensures full integration. We include an altimeter in the system to precisely follow terrain depending on the altimeter’s data. The onboard computer plans and controls the drone’s flight.

Extensive reach and coverage

Our drones are ideal for difficult-to-reach places, including steep beaches, mining shafts, shallow seas, and topographical difficulties. There is no requirement for a large water entryway to deploy or recover.

Operate in harsh conditions

People should not be allowed to work in unsafe and potentially hazardous environments, especially near contaminated water bodies. And bathymetric drones can be the best solution for it. A bathymetric drone doesn’t come into direct contact with water. So it’s possible to see contaminants and fast-moving currents in lakes and rivers without exposing humans to hazardous conditions. 

Our Deliverables

  • Underwater Topography Report
  • Analysis of the bathymetric changes
  • Sonar system data accumulation report
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