3D Forward Looking Sonars (FLS) for Critical Vessel Navigation & Situational Awareness

Forward-Looking Sonar and Community Contributions

FarSounder’s latest tech blog outlines how little humans know about the seafloor, and the ways individuals can use their forward-looking sonar to map it and share this valuable data Feature Article by FarSounder
Forward-Looking Sonar and Community Contributions
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FarSounder acknowledges the adage that humans know more about the surface of Mars than the seafloor and the depths of the ocean, striving for a better understanding of our world and how we can improve our knowledge. Read more >>

In this endeavor, crowdsourcing, data sharing, and citizen science initiatives are frequently used terms, but understanding how individuals and their vessels can contribute to these efforts is more complex.

In the full technology blog, FarSounder clarifies the options that the public has, explaining how to get involved using the company’s Argos forward looking obstacle avoidance sonar.

These sonars are designed as real-time sensors to look at the space underwater in front of a vessel, a navigation system that takes its cue from radar and camera systems which do the same above the water.

Though Argos sonars’ core value proposition is acting as a forward-looking sonar, they also have the ability to build a map of every where the vessel goes in a feature called Local History Map™ (aka LHM™ data). This information is not only valuable for the vessel operator, but also to the community as a whole. FarSounder goes on to outline:

  • Building the Map
  • Sharing Across the Fleet
  • A Deeper Look at Raw Data
  • Global Efforts to Map the Oceans
  • The IHO / NOAA
  • Seabed 2030

Read the full article, or visit the FarSounder website to find out more.

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