The KONGSBERG 2017 Bathymetric Image Contest is now open for entries. All users of Kongsberg Maritime’s bathymetric systems, including the EM® family of single and multibeam echo sounders, the M3 sonar® and GeoSwath solutions are invited to submit their best images captured on these, and other current KONGSBERG systems.

The provider of the winning image will receive a GoPro camera while the providers of the 2nd and 3rdplace images will receive a set of Bose speakers. Additionally, the 12 best contributions will be included in the now much sought after, official KONGSBERG 2018 Underwater Mapping calendar.

The KONGSBERG Bathymetric Image Contest was established to showcase what is possible using its extensive range of hydroacoustic equipment and with a professional global user base in the thousands, KONGSBERG bathymetric systems are behind the capture of a wealth truly stunning underwater pictures. The contest has proven incredibly popular, with over a hundred high quality images covering diverse subject matter submitted since it started in 2014.

“Based on the incredible quality of the entries we have received in the past, we’re expecting another hard-fought competition for 2017,” said Katharina H. Nygaard, Marketing Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. “The prizes and chance to be featured on our calendar are of course a major attraction, but we feel that it is also important to highlight the fantastic work that our customers are doing with KONGSBERG instruments and the contest is a great way to achieve that.”

The closing date for the competition is Saturday 30 September 2017. The entry form, file upload facility, T&Cs and the top 12 images from 2016 can all be found on the competition homepage, which is live now.

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