Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of ocean floors, lake floors and reservoirs. Bathymetric surveys allow us to measure the depth of a water body as well as map the underwater features of a water body.
Bathymetric charts are typically produced to support safety of surface or sub-surface navigation, and usually show subsurface floor relief or terrain as contour lines (called depth contours or isobaths) and selected depths (soundings).
Bathymetric surveys can provide clients with valuable data that will assist them in making informed decisions.
• Water volume computation
• Pollution control
• Mining pits
• Tailing ponds
• Sewage treatment plants
• Environmentally sensitive areas
• Construction and Inspection zones
• Dams and reservoirs
• Lakes, harbours, rivers
• Flood zones
Bathymetric maps (a more general term where navigational safety is not a concern) may also use a Digital Terrain Model and artificial illumination techniques to illustrate the depths being portrayed.
AquaVision Canada Inc. deploys a highly technical, yet simplified and safe process to obtain bottom profile data. Click below to see our process:
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