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Kongsberg Maritime: Entries Invited for KONGSBERG 2017 Bathymetric Image Contest

Press Release   •   Jul 13, 2017 11:14 BST

The 2016 winning image captured using an EM 710: VRB Pipeline Survey Image – copyright Didik Rusmanto PT.EGS Indonesia
  • KONGSBERG to showcase the best bathymetric images captured in 2017
  • Top prizes and the chance to be featured in the official KONGSBERG 2018 Underwater Mapping calendar

Kongsberg, Norway, 13th July 2017 – The KONGSBERG 2017 Bathymetric Image Contest is now open for entries at 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 3rd place 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:


For further information, please contact:

Katharina H. Nygaard

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 3303 4100

Saul Trewern

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 20 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime systems for vessels cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV/Underwater Robotics, underwater navigation, communication and camera systems.

Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio.

In parallel with its extensive technology portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.

Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

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