EM3002 Image of a wreck gathered during the commissioning on the RV Corystes.
EM3002 Image of Maidens rock gathered on the RV Corystes.
EM 3002 SIS Image of seabed at 198m gathered on the RV Corystes.
Kongsberg Maritime recently delivered and commissioned an EM 3002 high performance
dual head multibeam system (now available as the more modern EM 2040) and Seapath 200 precise heading, attitude and positioning
sensor to the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute. The equipment will be used for
conducting benthic habitat mapping of the sea floor.
Established on 1st April 2006 the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is
an amalgamation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Science
Service and the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI). AFBI
is a DARD Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB).
AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical,
and diagnostic testing functions for DARD and other Government departments, public
bodies and commercial companies. It undertakes marine fisheries and environmental
research and monitoring in the Irish Sea and adjacent sea areas to acquire scientific
information to support the Department’s statutory and policy responsibilities for
fisheries, marine environmental management and aquaculture.
During commissioning trials on the AFBI vessel RV Corystes, the EM3002 & Seapath
200 systems logged water depths down to 200m with reasonable swath coverage. The
system was supplied to allow mobilisation on other vessels of opportunity as well
as the RV Corystes in the future.