The Simrad EK60 Scientific Echo Sounder system is a fishery research instrument designed to be permanently installed onboard a research vessel that provides accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting functions. Useful in locating fish resources, measuring stock size and fish size distribution, the EK60, due to its simultaneous use of up to seven frequencies in assessment, can be used to separate and identify different species by their unique acoustic frequency response.
A real-time echo integrator with high dynamic range and target strength analysis in an unlimited number of layers provide a strong basis for data analysis in applications such as biomass assessment and fish behavior studies, and allows for third-party or proprietary software to be used for post-processing. The modular EK60 can be configured and calibrated by the user to operate with any combination of transceivers and transducers, according to specific research purposes. Settings of individual frequency channels can be adjusted independently, and low noise and a high ping rate enable clear and accurate readings.