The Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) at the Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire has added FarSounder as a partner in their Industrial Associates Program. As the globally recognized experts in 3D Forward-looking Sonar technology, FarSounder gives the students a new layer of information for their studies.
In addition to providing students with the benefit of identifying obstacles ahead of the ship, FarSounder’s technology has a fascinating feature called Local History Mapping™ (LHM). This application draws a virtual 3D image of the ocean floor as a ship sails over. This bathymetric image is updated with every ping and can be displayed as an overlay on top of a chart.
Students in the CCOM program are working towards becoming experts in the field of ocean mapping. With the addition of FarSounder’s technology, the students have the opportunity of hands-on experience with this unique technology and the potential to apply the data collected to their research.