BioSonics offers training for all levels of user experience. You can choose to attend one of our Hydroacoustic Assessment Workshops, or we can bring the training to your location – either in the classroom or on the job. If you’re interested in advanced training for a particular hydroacoustic application, please contact us.

Your purchase of a BioSonics echosounder system, entitles you to attend one of our regularly scheduled Hydroacoustic Assessment Workshops for free!

Our workshops are held at our company headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The course content includes a review of hydroacoustic theory as well as practical training and tips for echosounder operation, field calibration and transducer mounting. Combining lecture, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and a mobile survey on Lake Washington, our workshops provide an overview of the latest techniques for hydroacoustic data collection and processing.


Upcoming Training Workshops!

Automated Monitoring Workshop

Featuring operation, deployment and data acquisition using the DT-X Extreme Autonomous Portable Scientific Echosounder for fixed location projects on rivers, dams, marine environments and water intake structures!

  • upstream and downstream fish counts
  • cooling water intake fish and marine life entrainment
  • fish and marine life behavior at marine hydrokinetic sites, artificial reefs, dams and reservoirs
  • debris and vegetation monitoring

Learn how to setup data processing and reporting to automatically send hourly or daily counts, or real-time alerts and alarms to your Internet connected device!


Aquatic Habitat Mapping Workshop

  • Echosounder Operation and Data Collection
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV), Bottom Classification and Bathymetry Assessment and Mapping
  • Survey Design
  • Data Processing, Analysis and Reporting Techniques
  • Demonstration of MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder for ASVs

Workshop Dates & Fees

Aquatic Habitat Mapping Workshop

  • November 13 – 14, 2018
Automated Monitoring Workshop
  • September 18 – 19, 2018

Enrollment Fee:  $400.00 USD

Registration: Registration and payment of the enrollment fee reserves your space in the class. The enrollment fee includes tuition and all course materials.

Register today as space is limited. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund is made if you notify us at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations made after that date and not later than five (5) working days prior to the course are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. If the registered participant is unable to attend, we will admit a substitute. If you cancel or reschedule on any of the five working days prior to class, on or after the first day of class, or do not attend the class, the class fee is non-refundable.

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A list of nearby hotels will be provided with your registration packet.

Consulting and Technical Services

We’re committed to your success in using hydroacoustics and we offer a variety of flexible approaches to providing consulting and technical services. Our Technical Services staff is uniquely qualified and have conducted many hydroacoustic projects throughout the world in lake, riverine, estuarine and marine environments. We take the time to listen to our clients and we strive to meet the unique criteria of each project’s goals through our services, which include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Study Design and Site Assessment
  • Equipment Installation
  • Data Collection and Project Operation
  • Automated Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Unmanned Project Operation through Remote Access & Control
  • System Design, Research and Development