Echoview® is a mature and trusted Windows-based software program that is unsurpassed in its scope, power and flexibility, making it the software of choice for hydroacoustic processing.  

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Echoview modules

Echoview's licensing offers access to a wide range of functionality via different modules, giving you the flexibility to only license what you need and to add more capability later if required.

Getting started with Echoview: These modules can be licensed with no pre-requisites.

Echoview Essentials    

Read data and display echograms from supported systems. Detect the bottom and surface, and define other reference lines. Create 3D digital terrain models of the seabed and 3D displays of map data. Perform quality control, conduct analyses on data, and export results for use elsewhere.

Live Viewing

Display and explore echograms, cruise tracks and 3D curtains in real time from selected Simrad, BioSonics, Sound Metrics and Kongsberg echosounders and sonars. Annotate echograms using regions, and export annotation logs.

Habitat Classification

Detect and analyze submerged aquatic vegetation in single and split beam data, then export results. Detect, analyze and classify the bottom substrate in single and split beam data for seabed characterization and habitat mapping purposes, then view and export classification results. 

Getting more out of Echoview: The Echoview Essentials module must be licensed to purchase any of these.


Display videos and images synchronized with echogram data.


Automate data processing using a language of your choice (COM interface supplied). 

Advanced Operators 

Manipulate your data by creating new echograms from existing ones using advanced operators and algorithms. Compare frequencies, apply quality controls, classify data, interpret and apply Python source files, and more.

Fish Tracking

Detect and analyze the tracks of individual fish and other targets in single and split beam data.
Count fish and examine their behavior over time.

School Detection

Detect and analyze fish schools or bubble aggregations in single and split beam data.

Multibeam Fish Tracking

Detect, track and analyze individual fish targets in data from multibeam systems, including imaging sonars.
Fish tracking in data from single beam and split beam systems is also included in this module.

Multibeam School Detection

Detect, track, and analyze fish schools or bubble aggregations in data from multibeam systems.

Echoview hydroacoustic data processing modules

The Echoview workflow

Use Echoview to process your hydroacoustic data according to a logical workflow:


Visualize and explore your acoustic and ancillary data in the form of echograms, maps, graphs, tables and 4D scenes


Convert your raw acoustic data into absolute measurements of backscatter that are correctly positioned in space and time


Identify and mitigate background noise, intermittent noise, missing data and other unwanted components


Define the bottom depth, detect aggregations (schools detection) and single targets (e.g. individual fish), track targets over multiple pings (fish tracking) and partition your data however you choose


Perform absolute and probabilistic single- and multi-frequency echo-trace classification


Calculate and export analyses for extensive data characterization and for further analysis of your acoustic data products with your choice of third-party software


Save your dataflow for application to other datasets. Write scripts (instructions for Echoview) in your preferred programming language

Maintenance and Technical Support

An Echoview Maintenance and Technical Support (MATS) subscription offers you a cost-effective way to keep up to date with the latest technology, with the added benefit of having direct access to exceptional technical support and advice.

Find out more about MATS here.