Fisheries surveys provide critical information on the status and health of our fish stocks. The data collected is used to assist the sustainable management of our marine resources. XOCEAN’s USVs provide a proven multi-sensor platform that greatly enhances fisheries data capture.

Our Platform


  • Proven ability to provide high quality fisheries acoustic data.
  • Low background noise, minimal disturbance to biomass during measurement.
  • Realtime monitoring of data acquisition from single or multiple USVs from onshore control room.

Typical System Configuration


  • Simrad EK80, 38 & 200kHz transducers.
  • Echoview hydroacoustic software for onboard processing.
  • Real time transmission of data to shore via satellite.
Weather Station

Records meteorological conditions during survey

Satellite Broadband

Permits real-time data quality monitoring


Wave-piercing hulls provide stable sensor platform

Data Storage

8TB onboard capacity


High accuracy GPS/GNSS satellite positioning system

Motion Reference

Vessel movement compensation

Sonar Post

Flexible mounting for variety of fisheries echosounder heads

Quiet Running

Hybrid powertrain featuring twin electric thrusters with low noise signature


High performance industrial processor running data

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