Monitoring and surveys


Sonar offers a solution for underwater research. Sonar can provide information on as to the water depth, type of bottom sediment, aquatic plants and other structures. Waardenburg Ecology uses sonar for innovative projects that take place at sea and on inland waterways.

The underwater world is an extensive ecosystem. Sonar uses sound waves, and the reflected echoes, to visualise this otherise hidden domain.

3D imaging

The innovative technology of sonar is ideal for collecting information on water depth, substrate and the charachteristics of aquatic plants, objects and structures. Fish populations and artificial structures, such as retaining walls, can also be monitored with sonar.

Sonar provides a 3D picture of below the water's surface. Our specialists analyze and interpret these images, often using machine learning techniques. The data are converted into ready-to-use GIS data that can be used for the management of waterways.


We are developing more and more applications for using sonar for ecological research. This is being helped by advances and refinement of sonar technology as well as the development of our own scripts to process and interpret the data in a customized and efficient way.