A side scan sonar is used when high resolution information on specific seabed features is required (e.g. habitat mapping or wreck investigations). The unit is towed behind the vessel in close proximity to the seabed and transmits high frequency sound pulses that map the seabed on either side.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2017-11-29
Date dataset updated 2020-05-26
Dataset conforms to these standards See the referenced specification
Rights notes ['Consult license for use limitations', 'otherRestrictions', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-5.27233, 48.180187833],[-5.27233, 56.7], [-16.09085, 56.7], [-16.09085, 48.180187833], [-5.27233, 48.180187833]]]}
Provenance information Data supplied by Geological Survey Ireland.
Period of time covered (begin) 2017-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 9999-12-31

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