Swedish hydrographic organisation Clinton Marine Survey of Malmo reports successful completion of large-scale mapping of Finnish sectors of the Bay of Bothnia involving multibeam surveys covering 1,311 square km at depths of between 5.5m and 95m.

Completed on behalf of the Finnish Transport Agency, the €2m project resulted in acquisition of an estimated 5,500GB of raw data necessary for updating nautical charts and associated navigation publications.

Equipped with a Kongsberg EM 2040 dual head and swath system, Clinton’s survey vessel Northern Wind was used for operations. Its next assignment will be a major habitat mapping venture in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

By David Goodfellow