Aquares is a sub-bottom profiling system that uses resistivity techniques modified from traditional land based systems to provide high resolution quantitative and qualitative data of consolidated and unconsolidated sub-bottom strata. Quantitative data (commonly acquired from Acoustic reflection systems) relates to depth and thicknesses of sub-bottom layers or structures. Qualitative data relates to the quality of the observed structures or layers (e.g. sand, silt or clay in the case of sediments and rock quality, fresh or weathered in the case of rocks). The unique ability of Aquares to provide qualitative data is extremely useful for dredge, construction and trenching operations. This system has brought resistivity to the forefront of fluvial and marine sub-bottom investigations. Aquares is the basis of our Integrated Digital Ground Model (IDGM) and critically allows 4 Dimensional visualisation of the sub-bottom and borehole targeting.
Utilising Aquares results engineers have a complete picture of the existing sub-bottom environment. Dredging and construction costs for projects are greatly reduced due to project design being able to take into account existing sub-bottom structures. Deployment methods have also been refined to allow Aquares to be deployed as a standalone system or in concert with other geophysical systems.
The Aquares Resistivity System is available in three variants:
- On land
- Shallow water (0-20m)
- Deep water (15 to 180m)