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AML Oceanographic

  • survey equipment
  • Navigation & Communication Systems-Remote Sensing
  • Instrumentation / Ship Systems-Electro-Optics


Sidney Canada

2071 Malaview Avenue West
Sidney British Columbia V8L 5X6

AML Oceanographic of British Columbia, Canada designs and manufactures oceanographic instrumentation and sensors. AML pioneered the design of field-swappable sensors, which minimize downtime and logistics costs, and maximize the utility of each instrument in a fleet. Beginning with Sound Velocity, our Xchange suite has grown to include Pressure, Temperature, Conductivity, and Turbidity. Data•Xchange brings Wi-Fi data transfer and GPS to X•Series survey profilers to greatly improve data collection workflow. UV biofouling control is available in Xchange format to enhance in-situ CTD performance, and independently as Cabled UV to prevent fouling on other subsea equipment, such as third party sensors, ADCPs, camera lenses, lights, hydrophones, and much more. Today, we are the instrument vendor of choice for a wide range of marine survey organizations and manufacturers of multi-beam sonar systems. AML continues to strengthen its X•Series product line, providing a full spectrum of instrument


X•Series Instruments: - Base•X - bathyMetrec•X - Metrec•X - Micro•X - Minos•X - Plus•X - Smart•X

Xchange Sensors: - C•Xchange (conductivity) - P•Xchange (pressure) - SV•Xchange (sound velocity) - T•Xchange (temperature) - Tu•Xchange (turbidity)

Communications: - Data•Xchange (WiFi & GPS data transfer device for loggers)

Biofouling Control: - UV•Xchange - Cabled UV


• UV•Xchange - UV•Xchange is a subsea module that prevents biofouling during long-term, in-situ deployments. UV•Xchange inhibits marine growth by bathing critical surfaces in ultraviolet (UV) light. Comparative studies show UV•Xchange to be as effective as leading chemical protection methodologies, such as bis(tributylin)oxide (TBT), at eliminating drift due to biofouling in CTDs and multi-parameter instruments. By eliminating biofouling-induced sensor drift, UV•Xchange allows sensors to perform to their full potential on in-situ instruments. When coupled with UV•Xchange, AML’s CTD performs comparably to the leading CTD on the market. Also available is a cabled UV module option, which not only enables protection of sensors and other underwater devices, but can be adapted to meet the needs of any unique application and deployment, such as on buoys or subsea platforms.

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