Promoting Marine Habitat Awareness Using Latest Advances in Sonar Technology

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NORBIT iWBMS STX has been recently used by Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland, for multi-spectral habitat mapping.

Multibeam echosounder dataset, from the valuable nearshore environment of the southern Baltic Sea (Rowy area), has been collected using two frequencies: 150 kHz and 400 kHz. The survey area is characterized by diverse habitat conditions and the presence of red algae, unique on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea. The approach consisted of the extraction of 70 secondary features of bathymetric and backscatter data, including statistic and textural attributes of different scales.

To learn more about the study please refer to the publication on UG: website