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


Talking AI at GeoHab 2022

Conference presentation
Francisco (left) presented the first paper at GeoHab 2022 on Monday 16th May.

GeoAcoustics Product Specialist Francisco J Gutierrez has been in Venice at the GeoHab 2022 conference all week, where he was proud to kick off the proceedings on Monday morning, with a paper and practical demonstration highlighting the application of Artificial Intelligence in bathymetric data processing.

GEOHAB is an international association of marine scientists studying and mapping geophysical, biophysical, and geomorphic indicators of benthic communities, species diversity, and distribution.

A university building in Venice
For the first time, the GeoHab venue this year was Venice International University, San Servolo Island

In its 21st year, the annual conference brings together over 150 biologists, geologists, environmental scientists, spatial analysts, technologists, geophysicists, and environmental advisors from around the world and provides a unique multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that underpin sustainable ocean management.

Francisco's presentation at this year's GeoHab conference paves the way for some very exciting GeoSwath technology updates coming very soon... watch this space and make sure to follow us on LinkedIn for the latest technology news and announcements.


Electric Vehicle charging stations on wall of factory

GeoAcoustics is on the Road to Net Zero

We’re on the Road to Net Zero at our Great Yarmouth facility.

Recent projects include changing every single light bulb in our building to LED with the help of Cema Lighting, which reduces our power consumption by 30%.

We have also made it easier for our staff to choose more environmentally friendly transport to work, with completion of the installation of 10 x 22 KW Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. The chargers were installed by GRD Electrical as part of our journey on the Road to Net Zero.

Electric Vehicle charging stations on wall of factory

Reaching Net Zero at our Great Yarmouth plant is an ongoing process but we are committed to reducing energy consumption to ensure a sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructure that will support our work in developing high-performance bathymetric sonars, Side Scans Sonars and Sub-Bottom Profilers for decades to come.

Our new LED lights and EV charging station projects were part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Pulsar on the back deck of Nautical Explorer

The 2nd Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions

The 2nd Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions
Richard Dowdeswell details A.I. developments at the 2nd Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions

Our General Manager Richard Dowdeswell presented at the 2nd Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions this week. His focus was on the use of A.I. to unlock the power of real-time, high-quality data onboard. For many in the audience, the ability to get a live data stream during a survey was very positive news, and there was definitely real excitement after Richard had shown how GeoAcoustics' work with the University of East Anglia will result in A.I. data-processing capabilities for GeoSwath very soon.

Christening of the MANTAS T12 USV
Christening of the MANTAS T12 USV

A.I. and autonomy were very high on the agenda at the 2nd Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions, which was organised by marine survey company Nicola Offshore and several partners working in the offshore wind, technology, and services segments. A brand new USV called Autonomous Surveyor was christened by GeoAcoustics partner Subsea Europe Servicves and delegates also got the opportunity to see an innovative 'hovering AUV' from Singapore company BeeX in action.

Demonstrating Pulsar on the Nautical Explorer
Demonstrating Pulsar on the Nautical Explorer

We also took the opportunity to highlight the practically real-time data available from the GeoAcoustics Pulsar side scan sonar, which was installed on Nicola Offshore's Nautical Explorer survey vessel. The demo sessions went without a hitch, with Richard able to show delegates the quality and speed of detailed data produced by the Pulsar system, which was being towed two metres behind and easily showing accurate images of barges, moored vessels and dockside walls.


University of East Anglia Awards are coming soon

Joint A.I. project shortlisted for award

University of East Anglia Awards are coming soon
The Innovation and Impact Awards ceremony takes place on May 10th
We’re delighted to report that our collaboration project, ‘Commercial exploitation of artificial intelligence to enhance and automate seabed mapping’ with Dr. Wenjia Wang and Dr. Ben Milner (School of Computing Sciences) has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Commercialisation of Research’ category at the University of East Anglia 2022 Innovation and Impact Awards.

This on-going project was also shortlisted in the ‘Partnership of the Year’ category for the 2021 awards, so it looks like our use of A.I. to analyse subsea data is certainly being recognised in academic circles. The goal of our work with Dr. Wang and Dr. Milner is to accelerate data analysis within the GeoSwath 4 bathymetric sonar software to make real-time, high-quality data streams possible.

Through this, users can benefit from a more dynamic approach to their surveys by making decisions based on clean data as the operation continues. This can save time and money for the marine aspects of a survey and ensures that the cleanest possible data arrives on shore to significantly reduce post-processing requirements.

The annual Innovation and Impact Awards were established to recognise the outstanding research impact and spirit of innovation embodied by UEA’s staff, students and graduates, and the important role of our collaborators beyond the world of academia. This year’s awards ceremony takes place on 10th May. We’ll be rooting for Dr. Wang and Dr. Milner to win the prize and will let you know the outcome when we do!

More information and brochures for previous awards can be found here.


Check the Tech! Oi 2022 incoming...

The February 2022 edition of Ocean News & Technology features an update on GeoAcoustics Ltd, our bathymetric systems and sub-bottom profilers, as well as a look ahead at what we'll show on our stand at Oceanology International. Head over to the digital issue to Check the Tech...


Subsea Europe Service GmbH appointed as new GeoAcoustics Ltd partner

We are pleased to report that we recently signed a partnership agreement with hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Services GmbH, who will add the GeoPulse Sub Bottom Profiler technology to its subsea sales & rental portfolios.

The agreement with the Hamburg, Germany-based marine survey sensors, services, and solutions provider builds on the extensive worldwide partner network we have built since becoming an independent company.
GeoAcoustics Ltd now has approved representation in 70 countries from China and Singapore to the USA and Scandinavia.

“With experience and access to the North Sea coastal zone and offshore sectors, as well as reach into European inland waterways, we expect our partnership with Subsea Europe Services to meet existing demand while opening up new areas and applications for our products,” said Richard Dowdeswell, General Manager, GeoAcoustics Ltd.

Sören Themann, CEO, Subsea Europe Services GmbH
“The GeoAcoustics name is synonymous with reliability and effectiveness in the shallow water market, and we are pleased to bring the quality and functionality it represents into our portfolio for sales and rental customers,” said Sören Themann, CEO, Subsea Europe Services GmbH.

Find out more about Subsea Europe Services GmbH at https://www.subsea-europe.com.
Locate your nearest GeoAcoustic partner at https://geoacoustics.com/channel-partners.


Shallow water survey with GeoSwath

Polish survey company Echogram S.C. has produced a fine-looking video to visualise the data they collected with GeoSwath on the Węgorapa river in northeastern Poland. Have a look for yourself on their LinkedIn profile.


Chinese partner network expands with East Ocean appointment

EastOcean logo
We are excited to give our Chinese partner network a boost this week following the signing of a new partnership agreement with Nanjing East Ocean Technology Co.,LTD.

Already well established as a leading marine survey company and equipment provider in and around the Jiangsu Province, East Ocean is the 9th GeoAcoustics partner in China, which is a key market for the field-proven, cost-effective survey solutions we provide globally.

Commenting Daming Wang, General Manager of Nanjing East Ocean Technology Co.,LTD said: “We are very happy to cooperate with GeoAcoustics. The Products are very professional and welcome in China, so I expect a bright future for both of us.”

Richard Dowdeswell, General Manager at GeoAcoustics Ltd., added: “East Ocean has the survey and technical expertise to ensure that GeoPulse, GeoSwath and Pulsar end-users have a qualified partner to access the products and to provide support for their operation if required.”