Sea Technology magazine | UAV-Borne Bathymetry

SPH Engineering
August 10, 2022

Article by Alexey Dobrovolskiy

Flying drones, or uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), can facilitate remote bathymetry. Currently, there are at least three technologies commercially available for remote bathymetry using UAVs: green-wavelength bathymetric LiDAR; low-frequency, ground-penetrating radar (GPR); and classic single-beam echosounders on ropes. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks.

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