Simrad ME70 Scientific multibeam echo sounder

Ifremer approved the first Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam echo sounder

In November 2006, following a series of extensive tests Ifremer (French Marine Institute) accepted and approved the Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam echo sounder onboard the research ship R/V Thalassa.

Functionality, accuracy, and stability were tested onboard R/V Thalassa under sometimes severe weather conditions off the coast of France. The ME70 system passed the final tests, and Ifremer formally accepted delivery of this revolutionary multibeam echo sounder. The information from the Simrad ME70 will be used to increase the accuracy of biomass assessments, therefore providing a better understanding of marine life.

Thalassa - Copyright Ifremer/A.Roe - Used with permission

Copyright Ifremer/A.Roe - Used with permission

Data from the Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam echo sounder system collected during the sea acceptance tests has already provided new and valuable information to Ifremer about the structure of fish schools and fish avoidance caused by the presence of the survey vessel.

The Simrad ME70 offers a quantum leap in technology and accuracy, and provides scientists with new and powerful tools for their work. Through this multibeam technology, which has been designed specifically for fishery research applications, the amount and behaviour of fish can be studied with far greater accuracy and detail than ever before.

Simrad ME70

Using a suitable post-processing application with data provided by the Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam systems, the scientist can observe both schools of fish as well as single fishes in 3D.

 
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