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SubChem Systems, Inc.

  • chemicals
  • ocean engineering consulting services
  • Vessels-Autonomous Underwater Vehicles



65 Pier Road
Narragansett RI 02882

SubChem Systems, Inc. is a Rhode Island small business, and contractor for the US Department of Defense. Our company offers specialized submersible chemical analyzers for nutrients, trace metals and other chemicals of interest.

The primary goal of our company is to develop and provide new and improved technology to the global environmental, oceanographic and defense markets - submersible chemical analyzers and oceanographic sensor systems for water quality monitoring and underwater surveillance.


National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP),

DOD SBIR and STTR Programs

Office of Naval Research (ONR),

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Navy Counter Narco Terrorism Program (CNTPO),

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC),

US-EPA, NOAA-IOOS, NOAA-NMFS, RI-EDC, RPS_Applied Science Associates

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Lockheed-Martin, Upstate Freshwater Institute,

North East Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Universities of Miami, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Hawaii, & Louisiana, Oregon Health & Science University, Mote Marine Lab

Xiamen University, 1st and 2nd Institutes of Oceanography, Hangzhou University

Moscow University, University Philippines (pending), Mozambique Fisheries Survey

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology,

Universidad Federal de Rio Grande (FURG) in Brazil,

Environment Canada, Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec

Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Shell Oil


SubChem Analyzers are designed to be adaptable for deployment on a wide variety of ocean observation platforms including: shipboard profiling or towed sensor arrays, fixed-depth or vertical profiling moorings, autonomous underwater vehicles and gliders.

We also provide environmental data collection and analysis software, environmental and ocean engineering consulting services, and technical support for water quality monitoring in freshwater, coastal and ocean observation programs.

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