Jacksonville OPAREA Bottom Mapping and Habitat Characterization

In 2010 Pickworth Cartography was contracted by Tetra Tech to assist with both data acquisition and processing for their bottom mapping and habitat characterization project for the Department of the Navy.  The primary multibeam echosounders used were the RESON SeaBat 7125-SV and the 7125-F.  Sub-bottom profiler data were acquired with an EdgeTech 2000-DSS.  Post-processing of the multibeam data was conducted using CARIS HIPS.  Sub-bottom data was post-processed using Chesapeake Technology’s SonarWiz.Map.  Quality control and analysis of all processed data was done using ESRI ArcGIS and Fledermaus.