Bathymetric Mapping Services

C&P specializes in collecting multibeam and singlebeam sonar data in all types of hydrologic regimes, including surveys in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, tidal slough channels, inlets, bays, and offshore through the surf zone. We take pride in the vessel fleet at our disposal: With in-house vessels ranging from remote-controlled singlebeam boats, to fully capable offshore geophysical survey vessels, we are prepared to perform surveys in bodies of water ranging from small ponds to open ocean. All of our equipment is professionally maintained to ensure proper equipment function, reliability and safety.

For projects with extremely shallow water, with highly homogenous / flat bottoms, or with shoestring budgets, we provide top quality bathymetric surveys with singlebeam sonars. We employ highly accurate singlebeam echosounders that capture the entire echogram from each sonar ping, allowing for detailed analysis during processing. From the sonar bathymetry, we generate three-dimensional digital terrain models of the seafloor for the client, as well as any project-specific deliverables.

For projects that require high resolution, full coverage models of the seafloor, we offer high-end multibeam sonar surveys. Our modern survey vessels, mobilized with industry-leading multibeam echosounders coupled with the highest quality inertial motion units, acquire accurate, clear images of the bottom terrain’s bathymetry, including backscatter imagery and full water column data.

Using the highest-grade equipment in the industry operated by experienced, knowledgeable personnel is vital to delivering top quality data to our clients. Out staff includes Licensed Land Surveyors, Certified Hydrographers and Certified AutoCAD and ESRI Technicians. Just as important, our Hydrographers have extensive experience in all types of water bodies – and experience in the science of Hydrography is absolutely critical.  We are committed to quality control and quality assurance procedures throughout our project life cycles resulting in our surveys adhering to US Army Corps Standards as well as International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards.

We can also integrate this bathymetry, whether from singlebeam or multibeam surveys, with topographic data we acquire above the waterline utilizing vessel-based laser scanners or terrestrial based land surveying. Thus, we can provide a model of the project site from the bottom of the seafloor up above the waterline in a seamless, integrated dataset.