Side-Scan Sonar Bethos 1624, Towing system

Field of research: Observation

Institution: Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Institute of Geosciences, Marine Geosciences and Paleontology
Contact: Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Schwarzer
Location: Gerätepool marin & Hydroakustik Labor, Neufeldtstra§e 10, Bldg. 23

Technical Data/Features

High resolution image of the acoustic backscatter of the seafloor

  • Dual Frequency /100/400 kHz
  • Weight in air: 36 kg
  • Range: 25 Ð 500 m


  • Coastal and shelf environment
  • Mapping of sediment distribution on the seafloor
  • Habitat mapping
  • Survey for targets
  • Operating depth: up to 1750 m


Hydroacoustic, Remote sensing, Marine Geology