Mapping and Sediment Classification using Side Scan Sonar Instrument at Balongan, Indramayu – West Java
Based on the detection results of seafloor using side scan sonar in imaging objects of seafloor is able to create many image variants which is used for objects of seafloor imaging, beside it is able to give any information of seashore development. The purposes of this research are visualization or seafloor mapping and sediment classification or object of seabed qualitatively, So its possible to know the condition of seafloor. Interpretation and side scan sonar acoustic data classification is done qualitatively using Sonar Pro software to see the geometric form and unique of an object. Sampling of sediment is done at six track of transect which is space among transects 0.5 km. Every transects has three sediment sample stations and total amount is eighteen samples of sediment. Based on the results of seafloor mapping at Balongan there are sediment disposal, trenching and sediment dredge, beside there are objects such as box, mooring, piece of pipe, rope, pole.