Welcome to Aquacoustics, Inc.
Aquacoustics provides consulting services in the field of fisheries acoustics. We have over 25 years of experience using sonar technology to assess the abundance and distribution of fish and to study their behavior and habitat.
When used appropriately, sonar provides reliable data in a cost-effective manner. It is a non-invasive method that can be used under conditions that are too dark or too turbid for video. Data can be collected at a fixed location to provide continuous coverage over time or from a mobile platform to cover large areas. Common applications are fish stock assessment, monitoring fish behavior at hydroelectric dams or other man-made structures, and mapping bathymetry and substrate type for habitat studies.
Our services include
assistance with project design
equipment choice, placement, installation, sampling protocol
assistance with acoustic data collection
ARIS and DIDSON imaging sonars
Simrad and BioSonics split-beam
EdgeTech side-scan sonar
fixed installations and mobile surveys
acoustic data processing and analysis
ARIS, DIDSON, Simrad, BioSonics, EdgeTech data
Echoview analyses: fish tracking, echo integration, automation,
bathymetric data analysis, substrate typing
spatial analysis, mapping and 3D visualization
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst
Simrad EK60 120 kHz and 200 kHz split-beam
EdgeTech 4125 600/1600kHz side-scan sonar
tailored to our client's application, via Skype screenshare (or similar) or on-site
We serve clients from private industry, government agencies, native organizations and universities. Our clients include fisheries biologists who are interested in using sonar technology but need training and technical support, and operators of hydroelectric stations that are required to monitor fish entrainment or the effectiveness of by-pass structures.