Side Scan Sonar – Level I

Side Scan Sonar – Level I



Have you ever wanted to learn how the professionals do an underwater search for a ship, aircraft or other lost items? This course is intended to give the student an introduction to concepts and techniques of using side scan sonar equipment.

Instructor:  Ken McMillan, President of McQuest Marine, holds a PHD Sciences with over 30 years of experience in marine and land surveys across the globe.  Ken is a graduate of University of Waterloo.

Topics taught include:

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1) Basics of Sonar Principles

2) Types of Side Scan Sonar

3) Basic Underwater Acoustics

4) Interpretation of Side scan Sonar Records

5) Navigation and Search Patterns

6) Research & Licensing

7) Question & Answer Period


Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will have introductory information to:

 Understand what type of equipment is best suited for your search

 Understand how the sonar image is created when doing target detection

 Plan a search and search area

 How to research a project and obtain licensing for a search


For more information on this course please contact Walther Irie

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