With its broad scope and continued commitment to delivering cutting-edge capabilities, Echoview® has been widely adopted as the global industry standard by fisheries scientists, aquatic ecologists, and environmental managers who need to monitor, understand and manage marine and freshwater environments.
Stock assessments are critical for the management of marine and freshwater resources, and Echoview® was originally designed for this purpose in close collaboration with the world’s leading fisheries research institutes. Echoview® supports the most commonly used fisheries echosounder and sonar data formats and provides an unrivaled wealth of powerful yet easy-to-use tools, algorithms, and operators for quantitative acoustics.
With the paradigm shift to an ecosystem-based approach for managing aquatic environments, Echoview® provides robust behavioral and ecological metrics from echosounder and sonar data with unrivaled spatial and temporal information at the level of individuals (e.g. fish, krill), aggregations (e.g. schools, layers) and intervals (in space and/or time).
Echosounder backscatter measurements of the bottom (whether seabed, lake bottom, or riverbed) can provide information about the nature of that substrate (e.g. hard/soft, rough/smooth, sand/gravel, etc.) and its bathymetry. Whether this information is used independently (unsupervised classification) or coupled with other environmental variables (supervised classification), Echoview® provides a convenient yet powerful way to objectively describe the bottom and help to understand its role as habitat for aquatic organisms.
Hydroacoustic data files are getting larger over time and Echoexplore is designed to make cataloging large numbers of hydroacoustic files as simple and convenient as possible. Even if multiple vessels or systems are used, Echoexplore supports a wide range of data file formats and offers a suite of helpful tools for finding compatible echosounder and sonar data files in specified locations, extracting basic information, and creating a convenient catalog that allows easy browsing of the located data. Configurable filters allow users to scan, find, sort, and display data in a way that best suits each varying project’s requirements, providing detailed information in an easy-to-read format.