Devices & Sensors

Instrument Description

Echosounder, Bioacoustic

Echosounders are used to measure acoustic backscatter as a proxy for detecting zooplankton, fish, bubbles or other particles in the water-column. An echosounder has one or more transducers which emit acoustic pulses at a particular frequency. When the pulses strike animals or other objects in the water, echoes are produced, which can be detected and converted by the transducers back into electrical signals. Software is then used to determine distances, sizes, concentrations and movements of organisms and other objects in the water. A public forum (www.fisheriesacoustics.com) is available to connect researchers around the world working in hydroacoustic data analysis and research.

Specific Instruments

Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.

Name/Model/ID Current Location
ASL Acoustic Water Column Profiler 5016 Marine Technology Centre
ASL Acoustic Water Column Profiler 55036 Marine Technology Centre
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55006 Marine Technology Centre
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55016 Marine Technology Centre
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55027 Marine Technology Centre
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55036 Strait of Georgia East Node
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55121 Marine Technology Centre
ASL AZFP Echosounder 55167 Marine Technology Centre
ASL Zooplankton Acoustic Profiler 1006 Marine Technology Centre
ASL Zooplankton Acoustic Profiler 1007 Marine Technology Centre
ASL Zooplankton Acoustic Profiler 1008 Marine Technology Centre
ASL Zooplankton Acoustic Profiler 1009 Marine Technology Centre
BioSonics DT-Xu Scientific Echosounder Folger Passage
Kongsberg Simrad EK60 Falkor 01 Ocean Networks Canada Offices
Kongsberg Simrad EK60 Sikuliaq 01 Ocean Networks Canada Offices

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Click the instrument categories below for descriptions and lists of instruments belonging to that category.

3D Camera
Accelerometer
Acoustic Receiver
Acoustic Release
Acoustic Transmitter
Adapter
ADCP 1 MHz
ADCP 1200 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 2 MHz
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 400 kHz
ADCP 55 kHz
ADCP 600 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Air Bleeding System
Air Temperature and Humidity Sensor
Altimeter
Anti-Biofouling Device
Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Data Source
Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Interface
Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Receiver
Barometric Pressure Sensor
BARS
Beacon
Benthic Biogeochemical Experiment System
Benthic Chamber
BH Temperature Logger
Biofuel Cell
Borehole Measurements
BPR
Branching Unit
Broadband Seismometer
Cabled Observatory Reciprocal Acoustic Scintillation
Camera Lights
Camera Lights
Camera System
Campbell Scientific Datalogger
CHEMINI
CO2 Sensor
CORK
COVIS
CSEM
CTD
Current Meter
Datalogger
Differential Pressure Gauge
Digital Optical Module
Dive Computer
Drifter Buoy
Earthquake Early Warning System Aggregator
Echosounder, Bioacoustic
Echosounder, Hydrographic Multibeam
Echosounder, Hydrographic Single Beam
Flow meter
Fluorometer
Fluorometer CDOM
Fluorometer Crude Oil
Fluorometer FLNTU
Fluorometer Refined Fuels
Gas Tension Device
Gravimeter
Hydrophone
Ice Buoy
Ice Profiler
Imaging Rotary Sonar
In-situ Calibrator
Internal Device Monitor
Junction Box
Meteorological Station
Methane Sensor
Microbial Incubator
Microbial Sensor
Modem
Moving Vessel Profiler
Multibeam Non-rotating Sonar
Multibeam Rotary Sonar
Navigation
Network Aggregator
Nitrate sensor
Node
Oceanographic Radar System
Orientation
Oxygen Sensor
Pan Tilt Lights
Particle Analyzer
pH Sensor
Piezometer
Plankton Camera System
Plankton Sampler
Platform
Power Supply
Precipitation Gauge
Precise Point Positioning - Float
Precise Point Positioning - Integer
Precise Point Positioning - Orbits
Precision Optical Calibration Module
Pressure Gauge
Profiling Sonar
Profiling Winch
PTP Can
Pump and Valve Control System
Pyranometer
Pyrgeometer
Radiometer
ROV Camera
Sediment Micro-Profiler
Sediment Trap
Server
Short Period Seismometer
Sound Source
Sound Speed Sensor
Still Camera
Sub-bottom Profiler
Suspended Sediment Profiler
Temperature and Depth Logger
Temperature Array
Temperature Sensor
Tempo-Mini Controller
Thermosalinograph
Tiltmeter
Transmissometer
Turbidity Meter
Turbidity, Chlorophyll and Fluorescence
Underwater Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy
Underwater Ultraviolet Raman Spectrometer
Underwater Voltammetric System
Vertical Profiler Instrument Package
Vertical Profiler System Base
Video Camera
Video Server
Wally
Water Quality Monitor
Water sampler
Wave Buoy
Wind Monitoring System