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Towed body magnetometer enhances subsea surveys
Verboom, N.; Morgan, M.; Dunning, J. (2001). Towed body magnetometer enhances subsea surveys. International ocean systems 5(2): 11-13
In: International Ocean Systems. Astrid Powell Associates: Twickenham. ISSN 1460-4892, more
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Author keywords
    Instrumentation; Survey; Vessel

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  • Verboom, N.
  • Morgan, M.
  • Dunning, J.

Abstract
    Before the Westerschelde between Antwerp and the North Sea could be dredged the positions of shipwrecks had to be determined. A survey using the dedicated survey vessel 'Lodycke' equipped with a multibeam sonar and a Klein sidescan sonar located wrecks on the seabed or partially covered by sediment, but was unable to locate buried wrecks. A SeaSpy magnetometer from Marine Magnetics Cooperation was selected for this task. The magnetometer was fitted to a Chelsea Instruments Nu-Shuttle. Using this assembly, the 'Lodycke' survey crew were able to locate all wrecks.

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