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Thank you for being so interested in WEDA's webinar, "Demystifying Acoustical Sensors: What to use for what application". A special thanks to Brian Abbott at Abbott Underwater Acoustics, LLC, for presenting this highly informative and educational webinar and Kathryn Thomas for facilitating. 


The links to view the webinar online and the webpage are below. 

When occurred: 
Friday, January 27, 2023, 
Noon EST


Owner, Abbott Underwater Acoustics, LLC

Zoom Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, Vice President, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.

General Webinar Overview:  

This webinar provides a high-level overview of acoustical sensors. It includes an introduction to Single beam Fathometers, Side-scan, Multibeam Imaging, profiling systems, DAS, and Scanning Sonar, focusing on understanding which acoustical sensor is appropriate for different applications. The webinar is targeted at professionals working in the marine infrastructure and dredging sectors and is intended to provide a high-level overview of these technologies and systems.

PDH Credit:

A certificate for one (1) professional development hour will be available for all participants who attend this webinar or view the recorded webinar online. 



Owner, Abbott Underwater Acoustics, LLC

Mr. Abbott has over 25 years of project management, underwater engineering inspections, hydrographic surveys, and acoustic imaging experience.  Brian is the owner of Abbott Underwater Acoustics L.L.C., which works in the area of underwater inspection of marine structures. Mr. Abbott is employed part-time by Kongsberg-Mesotech for special projects. This work includes, but is not limited to, training on Kongsberg-Mesotech equipment; testing of new prototype equipment; homeland security projects; bridge, port, and harbor inspections; archaeological surveys and includes educational courses on acoustic systems.


~ WEDA Education Commission