The study of the seabed (oceanography)


исследование рельефа морского дна

The study of the seabed, mapping the seabed, including 3D- production layouts of underwater objects. Mapping the terrain for geographic communities, shipping and pilotage companies, research laboratories, oil companies, as well as for military purposes and for individuals.

Vessel equipment enables you to take pictures of the seabed at a depth of up to 900 meters with a help of multibeam echosounder ( sonar ). Sonar “Reson Seabat 7125 ” by using 512 directional beams scans the seabed topography in the variable width of the sector of 45 ° to 140 ° perpendicularly to the movement of the ship. Received information is processed and stored on digital media, and can also be derived in real time on the monitor screens installed for the control of sonar.

Complex research surveys of the seabed includes the following kinds of studies:

  • Analog geophysical survey to explore the seabed, its surface features and engineering- geological structure of bottom sediments;
  • Seismic survey of the upper section for a detailed study of the section to a depth of 600m to identify potential hazards to install the rig platform;
  • Engineering, hydrological and ecological surveys;

Study of the shelf relief is paramount task for scientific and applied research in the field of geology, geomorphology, geophysics, during searching and exploration, including the laying of pipelines , and the creation of geo-acoustic and hydro-acoustic models.