Data & Hardware Support
As a result of close and ongoing collaboration with the fisheries acoustics community, Echoview supports data from:
- Single-beam echosounders, including:
- Single-beam, dual-beam and split-beam systems
- Wideband/broadband systems
- Multibeam echosounders and sonars (including data from imaging sonars/acoustic cameras)
- Omnisonars and scanning sonars
- Acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP)
- Video cameras
- External sensors
Echoview is compatible with the binary file formats logged by a wide range of hardware, and support is added for new formats as required. The complete and most recent list of supported formats is provided in the Echoview help file.
- ASL Environmental Sciences Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP)
- BioSonics model 102, DE4000, DE5000, DE6000, DT4000, DT5000, DT6000 and DTX series
- Furuno FQ80, ETR-30N and FCV-30
- HTI Models 241, 243 and 244
- Sonic KFC and KFS series
- Precision Acoustic Systems PAS-103
- SciFish 2100
- Simrad EK80 (including WBT, WBAT), ES80, EK70, EK60, EK15, ES70, ES60, EQ60, EY60, EK500
- Kongsberg EA500, EY500, EA600 and EA400
- SonarData EchoListener
- Simrad EK80
Multibeam echosounders and sonars
- Kongsberg EM series, M3
- Simrad SM2000, ME70, SH90 and SX90
- Sound Metrics ARIS and DIDSON
- BlueView 2D imaging sonars
- RESON SeaBat T20, 6K series, 7K series and 8K series
- WASSP WMB-3250
Omnisonar and scanning sonars
- RD Instruments Workhorse series
- Video logged to *.mov, *.avi, *.wmv, *.mpeg, *.mp4 or *.m4v file format
- Data from selected external sensors such as GPS units, motion reference units (MRUs) and trawl sensors that is recorded to supported file formats listed above
If your file format is not supported, but you would like it to be, please contact us.
Viewing and analyzing your data
Multiple data files and different types of data can be visualized and analyzed simultaneously in Echoview. This example shows imaging-sonar, echosounder, video, vessel-motion and GPS data collected from a vessel off the coast of Iceland.
Multibeam systems enable users to analyze hydroacoustic data in 4 dimensions, giving greater insight into fish and plankton aggregations, submerged aquatic vegetation and gas seeps.
Complex data-processing algorithms can be implemented in Echoview. This example shows the implementation of a published multifrequency algorithm (Jech & Michaels 2006) for species identification from echosounder data.
Imaging sonar data can be used to count fish and analyze fine-scale fish movement and behavior.
Acoustic bottom classification from single-beam echosounder data can be performed in Echoview. This example shows echosounder and video data collected in Sydney Harbour and a scatterplot of E1 vs. E2.
The Dataflow window provides a graphical representation of the raw information extracted from logged data files and the data-processing steps that you have specified.