New Wave Media

April 14, 2016

TerraSond Characterizing Offshore Sinkholes and Gas Seeps

Image: TerraSond

Image: TerraSond

TerraSond announced it has been awarded a contract to map offshore sinkholes and identify potential gas seeps.

The data collected in conjunction with near surface seismic provides information for the impact assessment of sinkholes on the water supply of South Florida.
Using a unique underwater mass spectrometer for in-situ chemical analysis eliminates the traditional issues of handling, transportation, storage and analysis of samples typically performed in a laboratory.
Given the depths and currents at this location, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will support the seafloor mapping and seep detection. 
“We are pleased to provide this technically innovative solution to help characterize South Florida’s water supply; we enjoy the challenges of introducing new technologies,” said Scott Cholmondeley, General Manager of TerraSond’s Gulf of Mexico region.
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