As part of a team-building activity and a training exercise, Affiliated Researchers crew navigated to, snorkeled and conducted side-scan surveying on an unidentified shipwreck in the Great Lakes.

Affiliated Researchers crew utilized its Klein 3500 Hydrochart system to collect side-scan data of the shipwreck. Klein systems incorporate Chirp technology and are considered “Best in Class” with specifications better-than that set forth by NOAA and the IHO. The Klein system collects more than 60,000 side-scan data points per second; and providing excellent ½ inch image resolution at a swath range of up to ¼ mile.

In addition to side-scan data obtained, the Klein 3500 system also collects co-registered multi-beam data simultaneously during the survey to produce a multi-beam survey. Multi-beam surveys are the preferred method of bathymetric surveying when complete coverage and high-resolution are required.

Affiliated Researchers is a certified HUBZone and a verified Service-disabled Veteran-owned small business. We have provided quality services for municipalities, public utilities, environmental-engineering firms, Fortune 500 companies, oil and gas corporations, mining companies, nuclear energy facilities, and State and Federal agencies to include the DOD, DHS, NOAA, USACE, USCG, USEPA and USFS.

Affiliated Researchers professional staff includes Aquatic Biologists, Botanist, Ecologists, Entomologist, Geologists, GIS-GPS Specialists, Hydrographer, Project Managers, Resource Managers, and Technicians.