Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Our Latest Exploration

 In order to map the world we need some really good measuring gear, as you can imagine. We like to measure with sonar, but we felt it was time for an upgrade to keep pace with changing technology. On the 21st of December we went to Attersee to test a multi-beam sonar by the brand WASSP. 

Instead of jumping into the deep end, we had an expert, Mr. Engel of the sales company FURUNO Germany, accompany us to show all the functions and features of the sonar.

So, we had a sonar to test, but what boat were we going to use? Thankfully, Mr. Heinz Campestrini of the water rescue at Attersee was our captain and took us out on the “Elisabeth“.

It was pretty cold and a little bit windy, but the landscape was incredibly beautiful; there was some fog and clouds which made the Attersee look like a lake in a horror movie. A little creepy, but a great scene to be exploring in.

Mr. Engel explained to us how the sonar worked and how we could use it to measure dive spots. The best way to learn is by doing, so we started somewhere in the lake and analyzed the recorded data. Then we went to the Schlierwand, a well-known dive site at Attersee which is also featured in our application Attersee Scuba Diving. 

After hours of measuring and testing the equipment, our exploration to Attersee was over and we went back to the office.

There, our developers and technicians took a look at the recorded measuring data and had a de-briefing with Mr. Engel to conclude if this is a potential tool for us to use in the future.

Our media guy and photographer accompanied the explorers on the expedition to capture the pictures which are featured in this blogpost!

We love keeping you up to date with new stuff here and look forward to our next exploration. In the meantime, check out our Attersee Scuba diving app with the top dive sites around the Attersee.

Download it in Google Play and App Store.  

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