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Global Side Scan Sonars Market by Type (Single-beam, Multi-beam, Side Scan Sonar), By Application (Commercial Application, Underwater Research, Defense & Security) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Side Scan Sonars Market by Type (Single-beam, Multi-beam, Side Scan Sonar), By Application (Commercial Application, Underwater Research, Defense & Security) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The Global Side Scan Sonars Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for commercial applications, underwater research, and defense & security applications of side scan sonars. The market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the global side scan sonars market is segmented into single-beam side scan sonar systems and multi-beam side scan sonar systems. Single-beam side scan sonar systems are used for imaging large areas in a short time frame as compared to multi-beam side scan sonar systems that image smaller areas but with greater detail than single beam systems. On account of this attribute, multi-beam SSSs are increasingly being adopted for commercial applications such as seabed mapping & surveying; search & rescue (SAR); port security; environmental assessment; archaeology; and oceanography among others. Multi-beam SSSs held around two thirds share of the global SSS market in 2017 and are expected to maintain their dominance during the forecast period as well owing to their growing adoption in various end user segments including commercial application segments mentioned earlier .

Global Side Scan Sonars Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Side scan sonars are a type of sonar that is used to create images of the seafloor or other underwater objects. They are often used to find sunken ships or other objects on the seafloor.


Single-beam is a term used for the beam that comes from one transducer in side scan sonar. It covers an arc of 360 degrees and can be used to cover maximum depth range. The beam width can vary between 2 meters to 30 meters depending on the transducer size and frequency.


Multi-beam is a technique used to generate an array of sound beams with the help of multiple transducers mounted over the same transducer mount. The advantage provided by this technique is that, it reduces or eliminates unwanted acoustic noise which occurs when using single beam. This technology finds its application in side scan sonars as well as fish finders and has been used for many years in these devices.

Application Insights:

The underwater research segment dominated the global side scan sonars market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The growth can be attributed to the increasing number of academic institutions and industrial participants involved in marine science and technology. For instance, according to NOAA, there are over 1,500 active Underwater Technology programs across the U.S., which train more than 40,000 students annually. These initiatives are aimed at developing a skilled workforce for under-sea exploration as well as enhancing research capabilities for ocean exploration activities globally.

Commercial application is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period owing to rising demand from oil & gas companies for surveying their offshore facilities or deep sea deposits with high accuracy levels using multi-beam systems with high processing speeds and enhanced resolution capability compared to single beam systems available in the market currently. Furthermore, side scan sonar is used extensively by defense agencies such as U.S.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific side scan sonar market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of XX% over the forecast period, owing to increasing marine transportation and offshore oil & gas exploration activities in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. In addition, rising demand for recreational diving in countries such as India is also anticipated to drive the regional market growth over the forecast period.

The North America region accounted for a significant share of revenue in 2017 due to technological advancements taking place within defense organizations that aid with better detection capabilities underwater using side scan sonar systems. The U.S.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for offshore oil and gas exploration and production is expected to drive the side scan sonars market growth over the forecast period.
  • Rising number of port development projects is also anticipated to fuel the side scan sonars market growth in near future.
  • Growing popularity of recreational boating is another key factor that would propel the side scan sonars market expansion during the forecast period.
  • Proliferation of maritime terrorism and illegal activities are some other factors that are expected to boost demand for side scan sonars over next few years.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Side Scan Sonars Market Research Report

By Type

Single-beam, Multi-beam, Side Scan Sonar

By Application

Commercial Application, Underwater Research, Defense & Security

By Companies

Klein Marine Systems, EdgeTech, Kongsberg Maritime, Marine Sonic, Imagenex Technology, JW Fishers, Syqwest, DeepVision, C-MAX, Hi-Target, Side Scan Sonar

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Side Scan Sonars Market Report Segments:

The global Side Scan Sonars market is segmented on the basis of:


Single-beam, Multi-beam, Side Scan Sonar

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Commercial Application, Underwater Research, Defense & Security

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Klein Marine Systems
  2. EdgeTech
  3. Kongsberg Maritime
  4. Marine Sonic
  5. Imagenex Technology
  6. JW Fishers
  7. Syqwest
  8. DeepVision
  9. C-MAX
  10. Hi-Target
  11. Side Scan Sonar

Global Side Scan Sonars Market Overview

Highlights of The Side Scan Sonars Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Single-beam
    2. Multi-beam
    3. Side Scan Sonar
  1. By Application:

    1. Commercial Application
    2. Underwater Research
    3. Defense & Security
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Side Scan Sonars Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Side scan sonars are a type of sonar that uses a rotating beam to create an image of the seafloor. They can be used to map the contours and features of the seafloor, as well as identify objects and organisms on or near the surface.

Some of the key players operating in the side scan sonars market are Klein Marine Systems, EdgeTech, Kongsberg Maritime, Marine Sonic, Imagenex Technology, JW Fishers, Syqwest, DeepVision, C-MAX, Hi-Target, Side Scan Sonar.

The side scan sonars market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Side Scan Sonars Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Side Scan Sonars Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Side Scan Sonars Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Side Scan Sonars Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Side Scan Sonars Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Single-beam
      5.3.2. Multi-beam
      5.3.3. Side Scan Sonar
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Commercial Application
      6.3.2. Underwater Research
      6.3.3. Defense & Security
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Side Scan Sonars Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Commercial Application
      9.4.2. Underwater Research
      9.4.3. Defense & Security
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Single-beam
      9.7.2. Multi-beam
      9.7.3. Side Scan Sonar
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Side Scan Sonars Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Commercial Application
      10.4.2. Underwater Research
      10.4.3. Defense & Security
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Single-beam
      10.7.2. Multi-beam
      10.7.3. Side Scan Sonar
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Side Scan Sonars Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Commercial Application
      11.4.2. Underwater Research
      11.4.3. Defense & Security
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Single-beam
      11.7.2. Multi-beam
      11.7.3. Side Scan Sonar
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Typ
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Side Scan Sonars Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Commercial Application
      12.4.2. Underwater Research
      12.4.3. Defense & Security
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Single-beam
      12.7.2. Multi-beam
      12.7.3. Side Scan Sonar
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Side Scan Sonars Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Side Scan Sonars Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Commercial Application
      13.4.2. Underwater Research
      13.4.3. Defense & Security
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Side Scan Sonars Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Single-beam
      13.7.2. Multi-beam
      13.7.3. Side Scan Sonar
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Side Scan Sonars Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Side Scan Sonars Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Side Scan Sonars Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Side Scan Sonars Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Klein Marine Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. EdgeTech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Kongsberg Maritime Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Marine Sonic Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Imagenex Technology Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. JW Fishers Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Syqwest Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. DeepVision Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. C-MAX Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Hi-Target Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Side Scan Sonar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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