Fast electromagnetic tracking of buried cables and efficient detection of buried metal objects

Introducing Argeo Whisper

Argeo Whisper is an active electro-magnetic system for detection of buried metal objects and cables in marine environments utilizing underwater vehicles.

Currently the system is fully integrated on Argeo’s AUV platforms which can operate down to 6000m water depth.

Argeo Whisper is perfect for tracking and detection of “dead” power line cables, detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and marine mineral exploration. Argeo Whisper emits electrical signals from the underwater vehicle and measures the response, detecting objects with conductive properties that stand out from their surroundings.

Save time on inspection with Argeo WHISPER’s groundbreaking electromagnetic system

Marine Minerals exploration

Tracking/burial depth of “dead” power line cables

Detection of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Benefits of Argeo Whisper

  • Positioning of cables and burial depth, as well as “dead” power line cables
  • Simultaneous data acquisition with other sensors
  • Faster project turnaround providing safer operations with lower HSE risk
  • High signal to noise ratio
  • Detection of buried objects
  • The system is modular and can be installed on a variety of underwater platforms

Experience the full potential of Argeo Whisper, where excellence in electromagnetic technology meets a range of invaluable advantages.

Up to 150 km

Of high productivity

3-3,5 knots



Data analysis during
field operations


Active EM system:
Detection of buried conductive objects

Detection of UXO

With Argeo Whisper one can identify and locate conductive objects, on or buried below the seafloor. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys are performed prior to seabed installations.  Argeo Whisper enables UXO surveys with AUV sailing 10-20 m above the seafloor with sailline distances 3-4 times sparser than conventional methods using a crewed surface vessel towing magnetometers at 1-2 m above the seafloor. 

Argeo Whisper is an electromagnetic source and sensor system for AUV and ROV that can be used for detecting, and positioning buried conductive objects.

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