Demonstration of automated bathymetric data collection by the SPYBOAT® GOOSE aquatic drone. The SPYBOAT® GOOSE was specially designed to collect data using a 500 kHz monobeam sounder and a winch to lower a velocimeter to correct the collected data. The drone is controlled manually or follows a predetermined path in automated mode.

Person in charge :  Olivier Le Meaux









Comex will demonstrate a diver-operated tool featuring its ORUS3D technology on the CIDCO “reference wall” to showcase the capabilities of its system for inspecting underwater structures. A diver will collect data for approximately twenty minutes, and the results will be presented on the dock in the form of dense data clouds.

Person in charge : Jonathan Morvan









R2Sonic is hosting on-water demonstrations of the Sonic 2026 Wideband Multibeam Echosounder on Wednesday, 10 May. The demonstrations will focus on the MultiSpectral capabilities of the Sonic 2026 as well highlight the 0.5 x 0.5 degree beamwidth capabilities of this high-resolution system. The 45 minute demonstrations will be from 09:00 to 16:00 onboard the vessel FJSaucier, leaving every hour on-the-hour from Marina. Advanced booking is recommended and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Person in charge : Mike Brissette




Since 2005, Microdrones is a world leader in developing unmanned aerial solutions, complete with flight planning software and workflow to achieve specific applications. During this demo, the mdMapper1000DG +LiDAR system will be presented. The mdMapper1000DG +LiDAR consists of a laser SICK LD-MRS, an Applanix APX15 GNSS-INS system and an RGB camera installed on a Microdrones md4-1000 drone.






Demonstration of Hydro-Québec’s Super Mohawk ROV capable of carrying out bathymetric surveys, visual inspections, and odd jobs. The Super Mohawk was specially developed by Forum Energy Technologies for Hydro-Québec’s needs. You will see the whole unit (ROV and pilothouse) during the demonstration.

Person in charge : Rudy Brochu







Abstract: With the recent escalation in development of small, portable, hydrographic systems sensors such as singlebeam and multibeam echosounders, sidescan sonars, and imaging sonar systems, a requirement has followed for the development of unmanned surface platforms capable of quickly and easily carrying out remote survey missions.  To date, these vehicles have been Remote Control (RC) only whereby the user manually steers the vehicle along pre-planned survey tracklines or, at a random pattern at the will of the operator.  This paper discusses the implementation of cost-effective auto pilot systems in these vehicles, the applications for ASV’s and the advantages of an autonomous solution versus a remote controlled vehicle.

Person in charge : John Tamplin









Mapping the inaccessible becomes now possible! The HydroBall® buoy is a fully-autonomous solution for bathymetric data acquisition. Its spherical design and robust shell casing have been engineered to make the HydroBall® buoy most effective in non-traditional environments (river, canyon, reservoir, very shallow water, remote area). The HydroBall® buoy measures 40cm diameter, weights less than 13kg and shows an autonomy of more than 24h. She it encloses: a GNSS L1/L2 receiver, a mini-IMU and a single echo-sounder.

Person in charge : Julien Desrochers