Kongsberg EM 2042 Multibeam Echo Sounder
Kongsberg EM 2042 Multibeam Echo Sounder
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Kongsberg EM 2042 Multibeam Echo Sounder

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Introducing the EM 2042, the next generation of EM multibeam echo sounder that takes seabed mapping to new depths, by delivering unparalleled accuracy and resolution to your surveys. In the field of hydrography, offshore industry, dredging and marine science, the EM 2042 is the perfect tool for your underwater mapping needs. The ease of use and advanced features make it a must-have for professionals who demand the best data quality, reliability, and flexibility.



EM 2042 features a wideband frequency range from 150 kHz to 700 kHz, offering different modes for various applications:
• 300 kHz: Ideal for most mapping tasks, balancing range and resolution
• 400 kHz: Optimized for inspection work
• 600 kHz and 700 kHz: Enhance small object detection and 3D mapping
• 200 kHz: Extends the range down to 600 meters
• A new 150 kHz band complements EM® MultiFrequency mode, improving seabed classification in a single pass




Key features

  • 60% lighter than EM 2040
  • Advanced beam steering to meet stringent requirements for data density and resolution
  • Reduced power consumption
  • True Multi-frequency backscatter
  • Easy installation
  • Real/true yaw stabilisation
  • No need for export licences or other legacy considerations


Cable route surveys.

Habitat mapping.

General seabed mapping.

Multibeam survey.

High resolution mapping and inspection.

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