MTR100: Aquatec House

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Aquatec House, Stroudley Road,
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK RG24 8FW
T: +44 (0) 1256 416010
E: [email protected]
CEO/President: Andy Smerdon
No. Of Employees: 12

Aquatec Group are creators of instruments, services and solutions for measurement, monitoring and communication underwater. It provides solutions for all water environments, including offshore structures and pipelines; oceans, estuaries, rivers and lakes; and marine mammals and fisheries.  It was founded in 1990 as a consultancy in oceanographic instrumentation design. 
In the offshore energy sector, Aquatec caters to four key areas in the offshore energy sector: cathodic protection and monitoring, hydrotest, leak detection and Metocean.
In the oceanographic and environmental markets, stand alone products include instruments to measure temperature and depth (with logging, near-real time or real time reporting), a comprehensive range of suspended sediment loggers and profilers (optical and acoustic), and marine mammal deterrents for fishing and construction (targeted at porpoises, dolphins and similar toothed whales). Aquatec design custom products and systems, and offer consultancy and rental services.
In the research sector Aquatec maintains strong links with universities and research institutions around the world, and is a prominent partner in collaborative research, complementing its internal, market-led product research and development program.

(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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