New Hammerhead Towed Profiling System
Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) announced the latest addition to its product range, the Hammerhead deep water towed profiling system.
The Hammerhead is designed for rapid surveys from small boats in estuaries, lakes, rivers and inshore coastal areas, and can easily be deployed by one person. The system allows users to obtain a vastly expanded dataset over a wider and more comprehensive survey area than would be obtained from traditional spatial profiling methods and can be programmed to collect data from a single depth/altitude above the seabed, or to follow an undulating pattern.
The simple body frame design is available in two size options to accommodate the mounting of a wide variety of third-party instruments, including side scan sonar, SV units, CTDs and multiparameter sensors. Data from the on-board instruments can be either included in the real-time output displayed on the Hammerhead touchscreen topside control box, or can be read separately into an independent software.