A team from the National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection (INCDPM) in Romania is now fully up to date on getting the most from the GeoSwath 4 bathymetric sonar following an intensive training course that took place in Bucharest last week.

INCDPM is an established Research Center with a mission to efficiently and constructively integrate the scientific research process with the aim of delivering environmental protection studies and technology of excellent standards.

Bathymetric surveys using GeoSwath 4 are an essential part of the institute’s environmental protection, biodiversity and sustainable development work, making the training an important activity for the team tasked with acquiring the data that forms the basis of important studies.

Six INCDPM staff took the course with Mr. Gutierrez (pictured third from the left here).
Six INCDPM staff took the course with Mr. Gutierrez (pictured third from the left here).

The course, which focused on the team’s efforts to protect sturgeon in the river Danube, and included updates on the new Artificial Intelligence (AI) software we are releasing for GeoSwath 4 as a free upgrade soon, was delivered by Product Specialist Francisco J Gutierrez who has run similar training to end-users all over the world.

The AI aspects were well received, as the system fits seamlessly in the team’s workflow and is expected to significantly reduce processing time, allowing them to focus more on quality control. The new AI system produces user-independent, and therefore more consistent data in the monitoring time series, which will yield a better interpretation of the processes that happen in the Romanian Danube.

The high-quality data collected and processed for the students during the training.
The high-quality data collected and processed for the students during the training.

“The course went exceptionally well thanks to the enthusiasm, experience and professionalism of the INCDPM team. I am confident that the technical and application focused training will contribute to optimising data acquisition using GeoSwath 4 during marine surveys going forward, helping INCDPM to continue protecting of the sturgeon in in the Danube,” said GeoAcoustics Product Specialist, F.J. Gutierrez.

The photo on the left shows Mr. Gutierrez shaking hands with Deak Gyorgy, the institutes General Manager. The photo on the right shows him shaking hands with the institute’s Senior Scientist, Tudor Georgeta, who facilitated the smooth running of the training and took part in the course herself.
The photo on the left shows Mr. Gutierrez shaking hands with Deak Gyorgy, the institutes General Manager. The photo on the right shows him shaking hands with the institute’s Senior Scientist, Tudor Georgeta, who facilitated the smooth running of the training and took part in the course herself.