Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds

  • Jacques Yves Guigné
  • Philippe Blondel

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Oceanography book series (BRIEFSOCEAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jacques Yves Guigné, Philippe Blondel
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jacques Yves Guigné, Philippe Blondel
    Pages 19-32
  4. Jacques Yves Guigné, Philippe Blondel
    Pages 33-63
  5. Jacques Yves Guigné, Philippe Blondel
    Pages 65-92
  6. Jacques Yves Guigné, Philippe Blondel
    Pages 93-106
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-108

About this book


Offshore drilling and constructions require exact knowledge of the geophysical properties of the seabed and sub-seabed, as unexpected objects can slow down or halt projects. This book presents the state-of-the-art in acoustic exploration of the seabed and sub-seabed, from initial designs in the 1980s to commercial contracting and operation of the Acoustic Corer™ in the last decade. The Acoustic Corer™ is a high-definition commercial acoustic sub-bottom imaging system, producing an “acoustic core” within which sub-seabed sedimentary characteristics and discrete buried objects larger than 0.5 m can be identified and mapped. It makes use of the innovative JYG-cross design, inspired by seismic reflection and uses Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) multi-angle scattering in and within the seabed to deliver unprecedented imagery. This book was written by the inventor of these concepts, a known specialist in seabed acoustics, with help from an experienced academic and author. It is intended first and foremost as a “how-to” guide for offshore industries looking at techniques to make the installation of different types of structures safe and efficient.


Acoustic Corer Acoustic Imaging Coring Geophysics Offshore Industry Sub-seabed

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacques Yves Guigné
    • 1
  • Philippe Blondel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Bath, Bath, Avon, United Kingdom and Acoustic Zoom Ltd, ParadiseCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom

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