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QPS Client Spotlight: Deep B.V.

Deep B.V., combining enthusiasm and expertise

Deep B.V. is a survey company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, offering specialized services in hydrography, geophysics and oceanography since 1999. Their areas of operation include inshore waterways, harbors, coastal zones and offshore areas. 

Whether selecting personnel, purchasing equipment or software; capability of delivering reliable data lies at the core of Deep’s decisions. They use the very latest in survey techniques to offer high end customer specific solutions. Deep has been using QINSy to meet these needs since 2001 and became a Fledermaus client in 2010. Recently, they were selected by QPS to beta-test the latest addition to the QPS software family, Qimera, in order to experience the capabilities of the total QPS workflow, from acquisition to visualization.

A Deep B.V. surveyor states: 

“As an all-round surveyor, QINSy enables me to combine a wide range of survey techniques, and makes it possible to create out-of-the box customized solutions. A project I’ll always remember was the positioning of seven vessels during a cable beaching. The operation was very intense and complex. But I could master it, using a single dongle.”

Deep has contributed to many large projects including:

  • Offshore energy wind farms in the Netherlands: using multibeam (bathymetric and backscatter), sidescan sonar, subbottom profiler, magnetometer and multi-channel sparker
  • Angola wreck and debris removal: multibeam (bathymetric), sidescan sonar and magnetometer
  • Poti Georgia Breakwater Survey: combination with Skeye dual head tilted multibeam, photogrammetric survey
  • Luchterduinen: Trencher mounted dual head multibeam, USBL, DVL, INS, video, vessel mounted multibeam


Figure 1 shows the Caritas I SS shipwreck, which sank due to a collision in 1947. The data was acquired by Storm survey vessel which is equipped with R2Sonic 2024 and uses QINSy for data acquisition.

Figure 1. Multibeam data of Caritas I SS wreck from an area close to Vlissingen (The Netherlands), visualized in Fledermaus 

Figure 2 and 3 are related to Borssele wind farm, where the geophysical site investigation survey was conducted by Deep B.V., using two vessels. Deep B.V. conducted high resolution bathymetry, side scan sonar, magnetometer and seismic profiling surveys for the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Figure 2. Offshore multibeam survey with vessel Breaker

Figure 3. Simultaneous multibeam, sidescan and sub-buttom profile operation from onboard vessel Breaker

Thanks to Vincent Riekerk and Steven Pitka for providing the content.


QPS Client Spotlight: Deep B.V.



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