CEE HydroSystems, the Australian manufacturer of RTK GNSS-enabled precision shallow water hydrographic echo sounders, has opened an office in San Diego. The new office will position the company to maximize growth in the U.S. and Canada.

CEE HydroSystems products are aimed at surveyors conducting shallow water bathymetric surveys.

“For inshore hydrographic surveys of water bodies such as canals, lakes, rivers or industrial water impoundments, survey firms inexperienced in hydrographic methods often have to resort to conventional and laborious processes using sounding lines, range poles or basic sonar equipment,” says Peter Garforth, CEE HydroSystems managing director. “Our CEESCOPE survey system puts a RTK GNSS solution and precision echo sounder into a compact single package, allowing surveyors to vastly improve productivity on these surveys.”

The CEE range of echo sounders with GPS was first developed to offer surveyors a one-box solution to reduce hardware setup time and the need for interconnecting components. The company’s CEEDUCER was the first truly portable integrated survey-grade echo sounder with GPS. Future developments will continue to enhance the user experience.

“While GNSS suppliers, for example, are continuously improving their user interface for improved efficiency and usability, single beam echo sounders are largely still operating as they were 20 or 30 years ago. Our goal is to innovate to a more modern user experience when surveying with our equipment,” Garforth says.

About CEE HydroSystems

From its factory in Sydney. Australia, CEE HydroSystems manufactures survey-grade echo sounders with integrated GNSS solutions, designed for maximum portability, convenience and ruggedness. Products include the CEESCOPE, CEE ECHO, CEEPULSE 100, CEETIDE and CEE-LINE.