Echoview Overview

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 define other reference lines. Create 3D digital terrain models of sea beds and 3D displays of map data. Perform basic quality control and conduct analyses on data then export the results for use elsewhere.

Live Viewing

Display echograms, cruise tracks and 3D curtains in real time from selected Simrad echosounders. 

Habitat Classification

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. Export data to QTC IMPACT and EchoIMPACT seabed classification products.




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

Media

Display videos or images synchronized with echogram data.

Automation

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, 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.

School Detection

Detect and analyze fish schools (shoals or aggregations) in single and split beam data.

Multibeam Fish Tracking

Detect, track and analyze individual fish targets in data from single beam, split beam and multibeam systems, including imaging sonars.

Multibeam School Detection

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

Echoview module diagram

The Echoview workflow

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

Explore

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

Calibrate

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

Clean

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

Detect

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

Classify

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

Characterize  

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

Automate

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