CSE’s research vessel, the RV Southern Echo, is used to obtain bathymetric data, sediment samples, and assist in various field research supporting our beach preservation efforts. The twin-engine craft is equipped with an enclosed cabin and spacious work area which allows for a wide range of services in most weather conditions. If you see the Southern Echo coming close to shore, we are typically obtaining beach profile (bathymetric) data which are used in conjunction with data collected on land to determine the volume of sand on the beach, and how it changes over time. See our Coastal Erosion and Solutions Primer for more information.
Safety is our primary concern, so we ask that if you see our boat approaching the shore, to stay a safe distance away. We will be in and out quickly and hope you enjoy the rest of your day on the beach.