Using a variety of sonar systems, hydrographic surveying quantifies and qualifies the seabed. Hydrographic surveying takes place in rivers, lakes, waterways, constricted water bodies and beaches. It occurs both inshore and offshore. And it ranges from the intertidal zone to the deep ocean floor. Hydrographic surveys are essential to keeping our coastal resources healthy, viable and safe.
Hydrographic surveyors provide the surveying and mapping tools necessary to monitor coastline erosion, measure and map navigable water bodies, monitor shorelines and beaches, provide data for hurricane recovery programs, measure depths and compute volumes for dredging projects, locate and map submerged obstructions, and prepare for underwater construction.
McKim & Creed’s extensive resources include trailerable survey vessels ranging from 10 to 27 feet, a remotely operated survey vessel (6-ft Z-boat) and support vessels. Our team includes ACSM certified hydrographers, USCG boat captains and hydrographic technicians. These highly skilled professionals utilize our technical resources to efficiently, accurately and safely respond to all your hydrographic surveying needs. Surveys performed by our team include single beam sonar, multibeam sonar, side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiling, bottom grabs and the use of z-boats.