Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)

An upward-looking sonar device, mounted on the ocean floor to accurately measure ice draft.

When you need to: 

Estimate ice forces for design and operational planning
Determine the extreme thickness of ice for pipeline installations
Examine in detail the underside of sea-ice
Understand the dynamics and thermodynamics of the sea ice regime for scientific research.
Climate change studies

You can count on the Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)™, for reliable accurate measurements of ice thickness and keel drafts.

Ice Profiling Sonar Specifications

Operating frequency 420 kHz
Half-beam width 0.9 degrees
Sampling rate up to 2 Hz
Range 175 m
Standard 8 GB Compact Flash
Optional up to 16 GB Compact Flash
0.17m diameter x 1.0m length

The Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) site locations

The IPS has been successfully deployed in ice-covered waters all around the world. Click on map to view an expanded map.

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ASL Environmental Sciences
#1-6703 Rajpur Place
Victoria, British Columbia
V8M 1Z5 Canada


Phone: +1 250-656-0177
Toll Free in North America:
Fax: +1 250-656-2162



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