Attended the 56th Multibeam Sonar Training Course, hosted by Associated British Ports Southampton. This six-day, 36-lecture course is designed to provide a theoretical and practical background in marine swath survey technology and techniques for hydrographic surveys, and provides overviews of:
the technology and problems associated with shallow water multibeam surveys.
processing and visualization techniques designed to address the complexities of swath mapping.
constraints on using swath bathymetry to produce highest quality data.
The course is taught by professors from the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick, and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire. This is an excellent course, and cannot be recommended highly enough. Upcoming course details can be found on the Ocean Mapping Group website.