Equipment, Facilities & Team

Research Vessel  Kalypso

offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska

The R/V Kalypso has been outfitted especially for geophysical data acquisition. She is a 47-foot x 15-foot aluminum hulled catamaran,  with a weight of 20-tons. She has a 10-foot hydraulically operated A-frame with two hydraulic winches to deploy and recover equipment. Basic equipment includes: two engines, two generators, built-in  compressor mounts, custom cabinetry to support survey operations and integrated multi-beam sonar mount. 
The R/V Kalypso's home port is Homer, Alaska.
WCI owns and operates the most comprehensive inventory of high-resolution marine geophysical equipment in Alaska. The equipment includes a large selection of sub-bottom sources, compressors, multiple streamers, high frequency subbottom profilers, intermediate seismic profilers, multiple sonars including the  Reson T20 multi beam. See photos below.
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
Multi-beam data acquisition on WCI vessel R/V Kalypso
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
Compressors and air storage for WCI Ultra-High-Resolution CDP Seismic System
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
Deployment of low-noise multic-channel solid state streamer
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska

WCI Warehouse

WCI has an Anchorage office where the majority of data processing and analysis are conducted. Plotters, computers and advanced mapping capabilities allow us to prepare charts and reports. We own and operate equipment including side scan sonars, subbottom profilers and multi-beam bathymetric sonar. The Anchorage facility has an electronics shop to build prototypes and repair equipment. 
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska

William D. Watson

William D. Watson has 35 years of field experience in the execution of geophysical, oceanographic and hydrographic programs in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic areas of Alaska, from the Beaufort Sea to the Gulf of Alaska. He has managed more than 100 projects since he started Watson Company in 1985; and is responsible for Watson Company field programs and assists clients with permitting. Mr. Watson's professional area of expertise is marine geophysical data acquisition and large scale project management. He has decades of experience with state of the art sonar, seismic systems, and image processing techniques. He also processes and interprets seismic data. Mr. Watson’s field and data integration experience has lead to the successful development of new technologies in marine geophysics, including the Watson Forward Looking Sonar (WFLS) and Watson Geophysical Mapping System (WGMS).

Glenn D. Aronwits

Glenn D. Aronwits has 31 years of experience working as a WCI supervisor for geophysical and hydrographic field operations, including: project coordination, management, mobilization, field logistics, and data acquisition. Mr. Aronwits is Watson Company Inc’s, data processing manager for geophysical and hydrographic data. He is responsible for all computer system development and integration, including: seismic data processing and  interpretation, seafloor data interpretation; production of seabed and hydrographic charts, and quality control of the data. Mr. Aronwits has been instrumental in the development of WCI software used in Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping for offshore hazard data. His experience with GIS includes database design, implementation, data conversion, quality control and the integration of geophysical data with client data sets.
offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping service in Alaska
Image of Glenn, Dave and the Subsea Deployment team providing offshore geophysical and seafloor mapping services in Alaska
Subsea Deployment Team during Upper Cook Inlet Acquisition Program
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