DSM Sonar Software .

Weiß, Tim and Greinert, Jens (2020) DSM Sonar Software . Open Access DOI 10.3289/SW_2_2020.

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Post-processing of sonar data is a common task in ocean science. This includes the creation of bathymetric maps, the use of seafloor backscatter information to determine sediment types as well as the analysis of water column data, e.g. for the assessment of fish populations or the quantification of gas releases from the seafloor at methane seeps. Many commercial and free post processing tools for these tasks exist, but since there is a wide range of sonar manufactures with individual data formats not every format is supported by these applications. The DSM Sonar Software is a collection of software libraries and applications to facilitate access to sonar data of various formats and convert between different formats. The conversion of an unsupported format into a commonly supported one makes it possible to process sonar data with existing post processing tools. The target users for our converters are scientists and hydrographers. The different data format descriptions and sonar tool libraries are valuable for software developers in the field of automated sonar data analysis. The modular approach and structure of the DSM Sonar Software enables that developers pick only necessary components to include them in their own software project.

Document Type: Software
Additional Information: The code of the DSM Sonar Software is published as open source under the LGPL 2.1 license. More detailed information and a copy of the license can be found in the respective folder on GEOMARs GIT server.
Keywords: DeepSea Monitoring, sonar, software
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems > DeepSea Monitoring
Publisher: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 12:54
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 11:16
URI: https://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/50890

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