Water bottom survey

By placing measuring equipment in or behind a survey boat, the water bottom can be surveyed in order to identify foreign objects and sediment layers.

Possible applications of geophysical techniques in water bottom investigation are:

  • detection of objects like Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), cables and pipelines on or under the water bottom,
  • mapping of the thickness of sediment layers,
  • investigating sediment erosion, for example underneath bridges

Read more about combined (UXO, archaeological and environmental) waterbottom research