Brand new SonarWiz software for Pulsar Side Scan Sonar

We’re pleased to report that together with Chesapeake Technology, we have created a new topside application for the Pulsar sidescan sonar. Called SonarWiz Sidescan Field for Pulsar (a.k.a. Pulsar Server), the new software is designed as an alternative for the MS1000 currently in use and features a direct connection to the sonar for the operation and collection of data. 

Pulsar Server will provide the operator full control of the sonar and better visualisation of the data during survey operations. It is easy to use, and with Chesapeake’s online help and support staff, it doesn’t take long to be up and running.

The new system is based on the SonarWiz software solution, a standard for work in the Geophysical spectrum, and backed by more than two decades of innovation and work in sonar systems by Chesapeake Technology.

Together with Chesapeake Technology, GeoAcoustics Ltd is committed to providing this new solution at a low cost. Chesapeake Technology has guides and training materials on its website, designed to get you started quickly. Remote Zoom training, webinars and in-person workshops are also available.

Please contact sales@chesapeaketech.com or sales@geoacoustics.com for quotes and further information.

 

Pulsar Server for sonar control
Sidescan data collection in SonarWiz

 


Funding secured for new acoustic product development

We’re delighted to report that we have received partial funding towards our development of a new generation hydroacoustic product, which we expect to launch during 2023.

The funding was provided by an initiative to support innovative growing businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk called the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Fund (LEP) Growth Through Innovation Fund, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

“The new funding supports our ability to continually develop innovative new products and technologies that help our customers to acquire better quality data, more efficiently,” said Richard Dowdeswell, General manager, GeoAcoustics Ltd.


GeoAcoustics Company Day 2022

The sun was shining for the GeoAcoustics Company Day 2022 which took place on the 11th of August.

The mix of briefings, team exercises and training followed by an afternoon of fun and relaxation for staff and their families proved to be a great success.

The morning included update presentations on strategy and activity as well as reporting on a busy and successful year. We also had a team-building exercise to make the tallest tower capable of supporting an egg out of 25 sheets of A4 paper, 1 x A3 paper and some Sellotape. Great to see the teamwork on show and well done to everybody who took part. This was followed by some external fire safety training which involved putting out fires using water and CO2 fire extinguishers.

The afternoon saw us open the site to family members where we had a circus skills workshop provided by Cosmo and his family from Foolhardy Circus (www.foolhardycircus.org), entertainment from local group the TestostaTones (www.en-gb.facebook.com/testostatones) and fantastic food provided by the Smokin’ Grill Guy (www.smokingrillguy.co.uk/).

The lovely summer weather and of course our brilliant team helped make for a great afternoon for everyone. Most staff brought their families along and it was a good opportunity to let them see what their husbands, wives, mums and dads do all day at work here at GeoAcoustics!


Electronic design consultancy partners

GeoAcoustics is requesting proposals from electronic design consultancies with extensive experience in sonar systems to produce a prototype sub-bottom profiler based upon an existing preliminary design.

Please contact sales@geoacoustics.com for further information.


Close up of solar panels

Solar PV system and battery storage tenders invited

GeoAcoustics Ltd has identified several opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce the carbon footprint of the business and realise cost savings. As such, GeoAcoustics Ltd invites tenders for the installation of a solar PV system and battery storage at our site in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

This Tender is being run in conjunction with a grant application to the Eastern New Energy (ENE) Programme. A contractor will be appointed subject to a grant being awarded by ENE. To register your interest in this tender please contact Martin Murrell by emailing sales@geoacoustics.com and the tender documents will be sent to you.

Please note the closing date for registering your expression of interest is 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2022. The deadline for tender submissions is 5pm Friday 5th August 2022, no submissions after this date will be accepted.

Image credit: Markus Spiske, Unsplash


Marine Measurement Forum 64 - A successful return

Thank you to the Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) and RS Aqua Ltd for hosting MMF64 yesterday (6th June 2022) at Port Solent Marina.

The laser-focused 1-day conference has had a break for past two years so it was great to be back. The day was split into four rounds, Ocean Science, The Seabed, Large-Scale Projects, and Optimising Science & Exploration.

GeoAcoustics General Manager Richard Dowdeswell (pictured) was among the speakers in Round 2 - The Seabed, and his presentation on AI-powered marine data processing was well received by delegates.

Further, the technology he highlighted forms the foundation of innovative new functionality that will be coming as a free update for GeoSwath 4 soon.

Watch this space!


Calling all Electronics Engineers… GeoAcoustics is hiring!

How would you like to apply your electronics expertise to precision technical solutions designed to unlock the secrets of the deep?

At GeoAcoustics, we develop hydroacoustic technologies that are just as at home enabling researchers to uncover archaeological marvels long lost to the sea as they are mapping out the geophysical nature of the ocean floor to enable the safe development of new offshore wind farms.

We have been in the business of underwater and offshore technology for more than 40 years. Our brand is highly regarded by professional users, and from cutting-edge #ai data-processing to novel new deployment solutions, we continue to innovate every single day.

We also continue to expand and currently have a position vacant for an experienced Electronics Engineer. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a close-knit team working in our modern manufacturing facility that is already on the road to net zero.

Apply in writing with your CV to Linda Dowdeswell: linda.dowdeswell@geoacoustics.com


New article in Sea Technology magazine

If you haven't already seen it we suggest taking a few minutes to read this article about the future of hydrographic survey and ai, written by GeoAcoustics' Francisco Javier Gutierrez Royo and Danny Websdale in this month's Sea Technology magazine


Modern Professional We Are Hiring LinkedIn Post

Calling all Electronics Test Engineers… GeoAcoustics is hiring!

How would you like to apply your electronics expertise to precision technical solutions designed to unlock the secrets of the deep?

At GeoAcoustics, we develop hydroacoustic technologies that are just as at home enabling researchers to uncover archaeological marvels long lost to the sea as they are mapping out the geophysical nature of the ocean floor to enable the safe development of new offshor ewind farms.

We have been in the business of underwater and offshore technology for more than 40 years. Our brand is highly regarded by professional users, and from cutting-edge #AI data-processing to novel new deployment solutions, we continue to innovate every single day.

We also continue to expand and currently have a position vacant for an experienced Electronics Test Engineer. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a close-knit team working in our modern manufacturing facility that is already on the road to #netzero

Full job details on LinkedIn


For new employees at GeoAcoustics

Introducing four new team members

We are delighted to report that GeoAcoustics is expanding, and we have recently welcomed four new people to the team at our headquarters in Great Yarmouth. All have been selected for demonstrating the skills, experience and enthusiasm needed to ensure the quality that our customers expect, and we are looking forward to welcoming them as part of the GeoAcoustics team over the coming months.

Four new employees in a lone behind GeoAcoustics logo
From left to right:- Chris Challiss, Kevin Wickham, Andy Saunders and Peter Knight.

Chris Challiss – Production scheduler
As Production Scheduler, Chris’ main responsibility is to ensure that production of all GeoAcoustics products – off-the-shelf and customised – goes according to plan. Chris has spent more than a decade working in various areas of production at Cefas Technology Limited, including five years as a Production Team Leader, so we are confident that his skills and experience will help to optimise our workflows and ensure that we continue our strong on-time delivery track record for customers all over the world.

Peter Knight – Electronics Engineer
Peter joins GeoAcoustics as an Electronics Engineer, a field that he has worked in for 25 years. His most recent experience includes design of all hardware and supporting software for a machine vision platform that performed real time species recognition on the sea bed using high resolution sonar (10Mbyte/second raw data), in a power constrained real time environment, which alongside with decades of developing electronic systems and embedded software positions him as an ideal candidate to join the development team here at GeoAcoustics.

Andy Saunders – HSEQ Officer (H&S Lead)
Having spent 2006 to 2018 as an Aircraft Technician and Aircraft Engineering Supervisor in the Royal Air Force, and subsequently the last four years as a HSEQ Advisor at Seajacks UK with focus on delivering quality in offshore safety practices, Andy was the natural person for the role of HSEQ Officer and Health & Safety Lead at GeoAcoustics. A fully trained and qualified HSEQ professional, and a member of Institute of Safety and Health since 2019, Andy will help us to ensure a safe environment with processes and workflows adhering to the most stringent checks and balances.

Kevin Wickham – Production Technician
Kevin is a seasoned electronics technician with 45 years working in diverse positions including as Supervisor and Team Leader across industries such as television, audio and video, offshore and most recently accelerometer and instrumentation manufacturing. His vast experience as an electronics technician makes him the perfect fit for GeoAcoustics and we are confident that his skills will prove a massive asset to the production team in Great Yarmouth.

Calling all Electronics Test Engineers!
Are you, or do you know an experienced Electronics Test Engineer who is seeking a new challenge? We are looking for one right now! Please apply via CV and covering letter to:
Linda Dowdeswell: linda.dowdeswell@geoacoustics.com