Streamline Surveys with SonarWiz

SonarWiz by Chesapeake Technology streamlines the survey process and simplifies the number of software programs you need to learn. It operates with almost all sonar manufacturers, so you won't need to re-familiarize yourself with different software. SonarWiz interfaces with nearly all brands of commercially available sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, magnetometers, echo sounders and bathymetric interferometers. Perpetual electronic licenses or hard dongles include one year of support. We rent and lease-to-own on a weekly and monthly basis.


Offshore Wind Farm
Golden Gate Bridge
New York City
USN MSC Pathfinder
Rio de Janeiro
1 Training Options
Get SonarWiz Training

- Workshops in person
- Onsite training at your office
- Remote training by Zoom
- Half day and full day options
- Tailored to your needs
- Use your data or our sample data
- Contact us today to schedule

7.12.2 Available

8.0.0 coming in March; Webinar in late February to showcase it
7.12.2 is a maintenance rel and the last of the 7x releases, includes:
- 10x faster opening of sidescan data in Waterfall
- Added Min & Max Beam angle fields to Output Device datagram config
- Mag Depth/ Altitude now converts feet to meters properly in 7.11
- Grid cross-section dialog no longer reverts to enabling all possible grids
- Grid cross-section tool works when drawing North-South profile lines
- Waterfall speed correction has correct along-track resolution
- SBP Edge Detection Bottom Tracking does not ignore blanking value
- Improved SSS actual sample import, files load much faster
- CSF to SEGY Export using Topo Correction was broken and now fixed

2 Sidescan
SonarWiz Sidescan

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and coverage reports, and many export options provide the tools needed for final product creation.

3 Sub bottom
SonarWiz Sub Bottom

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance images with gains and filters to produce a clear image of the sediment below the surface.

4 Bathy
SonarWiz Bathymetry

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and Performance Test, 3D views. Creation of Grids, contours, XYZ and other final products.

5 Mag
SonarWiz Magnetometry

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new sensor format import. Auto detection of anomalies. Export to XYZ, grid and contour.

6 Single beam
SonarWiz Single Beam

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test for system analysis provide the tools needed for completing the survey work. Export to XYZ, grid and contours, and more.

SW 8 ATR

SonarWiz will have
Automatic Target
Recognition (ATR)
- Uses an AI engine
- Library included
- Target training module optional

Q1 New Feature Highlight

SW 8 Project Explorer

SonarWiz 8 will come with some nice performance and functionality enhancements around the digitizer windows, contacts, and project management.
The new Project Explorer window is shown here.

SW8

Sub Bottom Multiple Reflector Suppression Filter - Before and After

10 Testimonials

"Great service, effective and efficient"
"Good service and knowledgeable"
"Quick response with good information"
"Great service, effective and efficient"
"Very fast response"
"Thanks - quick and helpful support"
"Exceptional service again - Thanks!"

"Patrick is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He is always happy to solve a problem and I have learnt so much about the software and data through him. Awesome service every time!"

Exceptional Support

11 Testimonials

The ExxonMobil Site Investigation team is impressed that Chesapeake was able to get SonarWiz training together for us in such a short time. We're also very impressed with Patrick Zynda. It was an outstanding course, he picked up all of our extra topics and questions with no problem. We appreciate his knowledge, technical expertise, and flexibility to work with us in an outdated software version. Thank you!

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Feb 20-22  Subsea Expo, P&J Live, Aberdeen
Feb 27-28   Remote Hydrography 2024, Dublin
Mar 12-14   Oceanology International 2024, London
Apr 3-5      SonarWiz Training, Acoustic Imaging, Perth
Apr 8-9     SonarWiz Training, Acoustic Imaging, Brisbane
Apr 12-14   BEAMS Symposium, College of Charleston
Apr 17    THSOA SE Chapter Crawfish Boil, Youngsville
May 6-10   GeoHab 2024, Sustainable Oceans, Norway
May 27-30  Canadian Hydro, St. Johns, NL Canada
May 29-31  IMX 2024, Inland Marine Expo, Nashville
June 24-27 WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo, Tampa
June 25-26 GEBCO, Center Coastal Ocean Mapping

8.0.0 coming in March; Webinar in late February to showcase it
7.12.2 is a maintenance rel and the last of the 7x releases, includes:  
- 10x faster opening of sidescan data in Waterfall
- Added Min & Max Beam angle fields to Output Device datagram config
- Mag Depth/ Altitude now converts feet to meters properly in 7.11
- Grid cross-section dialog no longer reverts to enabling all possible grids
- Grid cross-section tool works when drawing North-South profile lines
- Waterfall speed correction has correct along-track resolution
- SBP Edge Detection Bottom Tracking does not ignore blanking value
- Improved SSS actual sample import, files load much faster
- CSF to SEGY Export using Topo Correction was broken and now fixed


Introducing SonarWiz 8.0 - March 2024
Feb 28 Webinar: Intro to SonarWiz 8

We demonstrated some of the many new features in SonarWiz 7x series and in the upcoming 8.x releases:

  • AI-based SS Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)
  • Sub bottom multiples suppression
  • New File Import method
  • New look and feel for Project Explorer
  • Updated Windows UI for a modern fresh look
  • Performance improvements in drawing, windows etc

AI Automatic Target Recognition
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New Project Explorer
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Sub Bottom Multiples Suppression

Our Sub bottom multiple reflector suppression filter will detect the predicted multiple and remove it, leaving the surrounding data intact. 

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All-in-One Import Button

SonarWiz 8.0 will be released later this year and will have several new features and performance improvements. We highlight one of the many new features below, a new way to import data from multiple sensors.
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SonarWiz Processes EdgeTech eBOSS
EdgeTech eBOSS

SonarWiz imports and processes EdgeTech eBOSS ("Buried Object Sonar Systems") 3D SAS sub-bottom profiler. Intended for UXO, pipeline and cable survey... Read more...

SonarWiz Sidescan Mosaic

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and          Read More...

SonarWiz Sub bottom image

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance Read More...

SonarWiz multibeam bathymetry image

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and 
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SonarWiz single beam processing

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test 
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SonarWiz magnetometer processed image

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new 
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ABOUT US

Chesapeake Technology has been offering sonar mapping software and thought-leading consulting services to the marine geophysical and geological survey industry for over 20 years. SonarWiz provides leading-edge sonar data acquisition and processing software for sidescan, sub-bottom, swath bathymetry, single beam and magnetometer systems. It is being used by thousands of clients worldwide, including most of the world’s navies, NOAA, USGS, Fugro, Oceaneering, and leading academic institutions.  Learn more...

“With our one SSS acquisition project that’s been going on since February, I’m very pleased with how well SonarWiz 7.11 is working and the local PC processing flow we came up with. 150+ days of data and we are smooth sailing."

-Chris Freeman, Geodynamics 

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