Echomaster Marine is pleased to announce the supply of what is the first deployment of the new SIMRAD EK80 Scientific Echo-sounder in the UK.
Funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), the upgrade of existing SIMRAD EK60 equipment owned by the Pelagic Ecology Research Group at the University of St. Andrews and the Scottish Oceans Institute will also be expanded to provide additional acoustic frequency coverage using the new SIMRAD EK80 wideband technology; giving continuous frequency information and superb range resolution.
Professor Andrew Brierley, of the Pelagic Ecology Research Group at the University of St Andrews comments: "this equipment will enable us to detect fish and plankton across the same frequency range that some marine mammals use to hunt for prey, and will give us a new insight in to predator-prey interactions in the open ocean"
Andrew Masson of Echomaster Marine comments: “Echomaster Marine are delighted to have been awarded this high value order and are confident that the new SIMRAD EK80 presents the Marine Science community with a significant leap in underwater capability for their chosen areas of research. We expect to deliver several new EK80 and EK60 to EK80 upgrade solutions over the next 12 to 24 months"