Ice Profiler ™


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

When you need to:

  • Estimate ice forces for design of offshore platforms 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 Profiler™, for reliable accurate measurements of ice thickness and keel drafts.

Ice Profiler ™

Printable Brochure
Ice Profiler Toolbox
Technical Papers

Deployment Options

Bottom Mooring
Taut line Mooring
Diagram of deployment possibilities

Ice Draft Calculations

Equations and schematic


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