Fledermaus training – Thanks Acoustic Imaging!

This week 4 members of the Geocoastal Research Group (Samantha Clarke, Elyssa De Carli, Melissa Fletcher, and Phyllis Yu), along with a number of industry professionals, completed the QPS Fledermaus Pro (3D visualisation) training course. The course was expertly run by Nicole Bergersen and Aaron Godwin from Acoustic Imaging and was hosted by the GRG at the University of Sydney.

The 4-day intensive course covered a number of different topics, such as the theoretical background behind global positional systems and survey techniques, hands-on practice with various software products (e.g. QINSY, Fledermaus, ArcGIS, POSPac), and training on bathymetric data acquisition, data processing methodology, and data analysis procedures.

Submarine landslides and canyons on the continental slope offshore the east coast of Australia

Submarine landslides and canyons on the continental slope offshore the east coast of Australia

Sample datasets gave us plenty of hands-on training with the software and we were also able to work on our own datasets from southeast Australia’s continental shelf and the Murray River in South Australia. Nicole and Aaron ran a fantastic course and provided a wealth of knowledge and expertise, helping us overcomes problems with our own data. A big thanks to Acoustic Imaging and looking forward to working with them in the future.

Samantha and Elyssa

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