SONARWIZ IN THE CLASSROOM

In this section we have provided a partial list of our over 100 academic customers using CTI software for classroom instruction and research. We are pleased that so many universities are using SonarWiz to teach sonar mapping.

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Please scroll down to see Case Studies that universities have graciously shared with us. These feature images and reports created with the help of SonarWiz.

If you have samples that you’d like to share, feel free to send them to us at [email protected]! Please be sure to include your contact information, any helpful background or description of the materials you submitted, and if we have permission to post your results to this page.

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Colleges and Universities

International
United States
Alfred-Wegener Institute Germany
Bedford Institute of Oceanography Canada
Curtin University Western Australia
Federal University of Rio Grande Brazil
FINATEC Brazil
Fundacao Ceciliano Abel de Almeida Brazil
Fundacao Norte rio Grandense de Pesquisa Brazil
Harokopian University Greece
Israel Oceanographic Limnological Research Israel
National Central University Taiwan ROC
Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology Norway
Plymouth University UK
Shanghai Ocean University China
Stockholm University Sweden
Tokai University School Marine Science and Tech Japan
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Mexico
Universidad de las Palmas Grand Canary
Universidade de Sao Paolo Brazil
Universite Laval Canada
Universiteit Gent/Ghent University Belgium
University of the Aegean Greece
University of Birmingham United Kingdon
University of British Colombia Canada
University of Copenhagen Denmark
University of Exeter UK
University of Gdansk Poland
University of Kiel Germany
University of Quebec Canada
University of Queensland Australia
University of Southampton UK
University of Tasmania Australia
University of Toronto at Scarborough Canada
University of Western Australia Australia
Brookhaven College USA
Cape Fear Community College USA
College of Charleston USA
East Carolina University USA
Eckerd College USA
Florida Institute of Technology USA
Florida State University USA
Johns Hopkins University APL USA
Louisiana State University USA
Michigan Technical University USA
Middlebury College USA
Monmouth University USA
Richard Stockton College USA
Rutgers University USA
Salem State University USA
Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD USA
Southern Maine Community College USA
Stony Brook University USA
Syracuse University USA
Texas A&M University USA
University of California San Diego USA
University of Cincinnati USA
University of Delaware USA
University of Massachusetts Amherst USA
University of Michigan USA
University of New Hampshire USA
University of New Orleans USA
University of Rhode Island USA
University of Southern Mississippi USA
University of Texas Austin USA
University of Texas Brownville USA
University of Toledo USA
University of West Florida USA
Virginia Institute of Marine Science USA
Washington College USA
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute USA

Case Studies

Our Customers Want to Share Their Results


Sonar maps and images created with our software as well as academic papers used with permission. Share your results here.

A Novel Approach to Surveying Sturgeon Using Side-Scan Sonar and Occupancy Modeling

“An EdgeTech 4125-P sidescan sonar was used with SonarWiz software to survey six coastal rivers in North Carolina and South Carolina, to determine site occupany rates for Atlantic sturgeon.”


Submitted by: Jared Flowers, North Carolina State University

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Underwater Surveys of Lake Champlain Vermont

“This 2004 paper describes a sonar mapping project, using both sub-bottom and sidescan sonar, to chart historical artifacts, bottom bathymetry, and underwater slumps. Klein 3000 digital sidecan sonar and an Edgetech 3100 system with SB-216 sub-bottom CHIRP profiler at 2-16khz were used. This CHIRP unit gets 80m penetration in clay!”


Submitted by: Middlebury College

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Estuarial mapping with SonarWiz 5 in Charleston, South Carolina

“Coastal shelf surfaces and sediments of coarse shelly sand, fine sand, and mud were explored using Klein and Edgetech sidescan and sub-bottom sonar, recorded and post-processed with SonarWiz 5.”


Submitted by: Dr. Scott Harris, College of Charleston

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Drift B, Lake Champlain – Prime Location for a Paleoclimate Study

“Ms. Weeks’ 2012 research report investigates the age of Drift B in Lake Champlain, and its importance in paleoclimate study of the Champlain Basin. Seismic reflection was collected using an Edgetech model SB216 swept frequency CHIRP sonar, and processed with SonarWiz.”


Submitted by: Flora Weeks, Department of Geology, Middlebury College, VT

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Analysis of the Four Brothers Slump, Lake Champlain – Identifying “At Risk” Locations

“This 2012 research paper investigates the composition and age of the Four Brothers Slump in Lake Champlain…. Research was conducted using the Edgetech model SB216 swept frequency CHIRP, and the seismic profiles processed and key reflectors digitized using SonarWiz.”


Submitted by: Supriti Jaya Ghosh, Department of Geology, Middlebury College, VT

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Meridian Pipeline Survey – Massachusetts Bay, Boston, MA

“This open water survey collected sonar imagery over a 10 mile stretch of LNG pipelines in order to find any exposed areas of these pipelines. Chesapeake’s SonarWiz software was the enabling technology that was utilized to render the high-resolution sonar images acquired during the missions.”


Submitted by: Keith Mackenzie, UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center, MA

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Solving the Mystery Wreck with SonarWiz 5

“In 2010, graduate students from the University of Delaware’s Coastal Sediment Hydrodynamics and Engineering Lab imaged a wreck off Delaware’s Cape Henlopen.”


Submitted by: Carter DuVal, University of Delaware

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Evaluation of Wind Energy Areas along the Mid-Atlantic Bight with SonarWiz 5

“A significant aspect of planning for wind energy is determining appropriate sites to place turbines and foundation designs best suited for the conditions in those areas.”


Submitted by: Trevor Metz, University of Delaware

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At The Crossroads: Maritime Systems in Transition and the Elizabeth City Ships’ Graveyard, North Carolina

“Dr. Nathan Richards and Lindsay S. Smith studied abandonment behavior patterns and site formation processes in an urban setting in order to illuminate historic trends in marine technological adaptation…. They used SonarWiz Map for post processing and target reporting.”

Submitted by: Dr. Nathan Richards, East Carolina University

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SonarWiz 5 used in mapping shoreline seafloor in Misquamicut, Rhode Island

“Seafloor deposition boundaries invisible from the surface are revealed using Edgetech 272 sidescan sonar recorded using SonarWiz 5.”


Submitted by: Bryan A. Oakley and Jon C. Boothroyd, University of Rhode Island

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Near-shore depositional platform sand sheets profiled in Matunuck, Rhode Island

“Off-shore sites were surveyed with Edgetech 216 sidescan sonar to locate optional areas to deposit dredging materials, using SonarWiz 5.”


Submitted by: Bryan A. Oakley and Jon C. Boothroyd, University of Rhode Island

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Would You Like To Share Your Results?

If you have samples that you’d like to share, feel free to send them to us at [email protected]! Please be sure to include your contact information, any helpful background or description of the materials you submitted, and if we have permission to post your results to this page.

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A Tale of Two Fish: 2011 Scuppernong River Side Scan Survey Report

“Daniel Brown and Dr. Nathan Richards used SonarWiz Map to answer the question of how Columbia, Tyrrell County, and the Scuppernong River’s functioned as a microcosm of economic and cultural forces active in the maritime trade system of the eastern seaboard between the 18th and 20th centuries.”


Submitted by: Dr. Nathan Richards, East Carolina University

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Hard Times for Small Craft: An Archaeological Survey of the Wright’s Creek Abandoned Vessel Complex

“Dr. Nathan Richards and Jacqueline Marcotte conducted an archaeological study of vessel abandonment attempts to understand economic, social, and technological changes in small communities and provide a model for explaining the evolution of local maritime history and vernacular shipbuilding. They used SonarWiz Map for post processing and target reporting.”


Submitted by: Dr. Nathan Richards, East Carolina University”

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Copicut Reservoir Sidescan Sonar

“Underwater acoustic images of the shoreline and dam subsurface of the Copicut Reservoir were collected. Chesapeake’s SonarWiz5 software was the enabling technology that was utilized to generate high-resolution imagery of the bottom features of the reservoir. These detailed pictures provided a comprehensive idea of the integrity of the reservoir’s shoreline, as well the structural characteristics of the Copicut Reservoir Dam.”


Submitted by: Keith Mackenzie, UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center, MA

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