Underwater Acoustics and Singlebeam

Target group

This course is intended for people who work directly or indirectly with hydrographic surveys at which acoustic systems are used. 


Prerequisite training No special is training required prior to taking this course.



This course provides a clearer insight into underwater acoustics in relation to hydrographic measurements. The main purpose of the course is to gain an insight into the (proper) working of acoustic systems. The main topics are sound, interaction between sound and medium, generating and receiving sound and applications of sound. Furthermore, further consideration will be given to the specific characteristics of various acoustic systems for gathering data as well as for positioning. 


Training Subjects

Sound parameters 

Interaction with the medium: Sound velocity, diffraction, weakening and interference 

Generating and receiving sound: Transducers 

Sound in acquisition systems: Echo sounder, Sub Bottom Profilers, Side Scan Sonar, Sector Scan Sonar, ADCP 

Sound at positioning: LBL, USBL, Doppler sonar 

Other systems: communication, acoustic camera, sound velocity meter 



2 instructor led online lessons of three hours (using Microsoft Teams) 



On request                                


Starting date 

On request 



Certificate of attendance 



If there is sufficient interest, the course can – on request for a quotation – be given at any desired location.   

Thinking of taking this training with us? Please contact us for enquiries.