BioSonics offers training for all levels of user experience. You can choose to attend one of our Hydroacoustic Assessment Workshops, or we can bring the training to your location – either in the classroom or on the job. If you’re interested in advanced training for a particular hydroacoustic application, please contact us.

We're committed to your success as a BioSonics hydroacoustic user, so when you purchase a BioSonics echosounder system, you’re entitled to attend one of our regularly scheduled Hydroacoustic Assessment Workshops for free!

Our workshops are held at our company headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The course content includes a review of hydroacoustic theory as well as practical training and tips for echosounder operation, field calibration and transducer mounting. Combining lecture, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and a mobile survey on Lake Washington, our workshops provide an overview of the latest techniques for hydroacoustic data collection and processing.

Topics covered include:

  • Hydroacoustic Theory
  • Fisheries and Plankton Assessment
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Assessment
  • Bottom Classification and Bathymetry
  • Hydroacoustic Study Design
    • Mobile Survey Applications
    • Fixed Location Applications
  • Data Processing, Analysis and Reporting Techniques
    • Echo Counting
    • Echo Integration
    • Tracking and Behavior
  • Habitat Mapping
    • Bathymetry
    • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)
    • Bottom Classification
  • Echosounder Operation
  • Field Calibration

Workshop Dates & Fees

March 21-23, 2017

June 13-15, 2017

Enrollment Fee: US $550.00

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Registration: Registration and payment of the enrollment fee reserves your space in the class. The enrollment fee includes tuition and all course materials.
A 20% discount is available for university students and for groups of three or more from the same organization.

Register today as space is limited. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund is made if you notify us at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations made after that date and not later than five (5) working days prior to the course are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. If the registered participant is unable to attend, we will admit a substitute. If you cancel or reschedule on any of the five working days prior to class, on or after the first day of class, or do not attend the class, the class fee is non-refundable.

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A list of nearby hotels will be provided with your registration packet.

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