FarSounder helps IHO improve cruise ship safety
FarSounder has become the first forward-looking sonar technology company to be registered as a trusted node for the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry database, hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The IHO’s Sonar Data Collection Programme has been extended to all FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000 users. Ships participating in this programme are supplied with an external USB drive, which records raw sonar data as they sail in remote regions of the world. If the user permits it, this data is shared with the IHO to help ships navigate waterways safely.