Clinton Marine Survey acquires a new EM2040 dual head & dual swath

28 January 2021

Clinton will install their third EM2040D. The new system is a 0.4 x 0.7 degree dual head multibeam system and will be installed on their new geophysical vessel Northern Storm

The EM 2040 multibeam echo sounder is the first system to bring all the advanced features of deep water multibeams to the near bottom sounding environment. The basic EM 2040 has four units, a transmit transducer, a receive transducer, a processing unit, and a workstation.

For completeness, data input from a motion sensor and a positioning system is required, as is the sound speed profile of the water column between the transducers and the bottom. Sound speed at the transducer is an optional input. The transducers may be delivered mounted on a frame together with the motion sensor and a sound speed sensor, factory aligned for ease of mounting.

Typical applications for the EM 2040 Multibeam echosounder:
  • Mapping of harbours, inland waterways and shipping channels with critical keel clearance
  • Inspection of underwater infrastructure
  • Detection and mapping of debris and other underwater objects
  • Detailed surveys related to underwater construction work or dredging
  • Environmental seabed and habitat mapping
  • Mapping of biomass in the water column

The installation of the EM2040 dual head system will continue push towards our long-term goal and position Clinton as a provider of high quality surveys according to IHO STANDARDS FOR HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS (S-44) and ultra-high resolution surveys.
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Illustration of EM2040 Data
Detailss of the MV Northern Stom can be foud at M/V Northern Storm | Clinton Marine 

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