MAREE received funds thanks to the Brittany area ‘s INNO R&D mechanism. The project name is: “Innovative services for high resolution sub-surface mapping, detection and characterization of buried objects (designed for boat and AUV applications) “. The project began in March 2020 and will end in June 2021.
The first step is to demonstrate improved performance obtained thanks to MAREE Scampi processing and SIG France sparker devices. A sea trial has been conducted by Tsigane II, a TETIS ship. Chirp, sparker and boomer sources were towed at various depths, on a 35-40 m water depth area covered by coarse sand, west of Noirmoutier Island. Collected data are under process to produce maps of the first meter beneath the seafloor, to calibrate their first layer thanks to INSEA in-situ measurements and to compare them each other’s.