Ocean Sonics announces sale of 10 hydrophones in Canada, as well as a new U.S. West Coast distribution agreement
Ocean Sonics Ltd., an ocean technology company that designs and manufacturers digital hydrophones, has sold 10 of its 3,500m icListen Smart Hydrophones to Ocean Networks Canada for the Smart Oceans program, a new initiative of the University of Victoria that addresses the limitation of conventional technologies to allow continuous year-round, sub-second observations with dozens of measurement types, accessible through the Internet to any audience.
The flagship icListen HF Smart Hydrophone for broadband digital marine acoustics is used to stream data, log data or both in the fields of marine mammal monitoring, ocean observatories, shipping noise and ocean noise measurements.
“We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since their first prototypes were developed,” said Scott McLean, Director, Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre. “Our science users have been impressed with the very high quality data sets. Under Smart Oceans, Ocean Networks Canada is expanding its hydrophone network with Ocean Sonics icListen Smart Hydrophones across the observatories including new sites across coastal BC. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies.”
Ocean Sonics has also announced its newest distributor, SUBSEA 20/20, for the West Coast of the U.S. including California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. SUBSEA 20/20 is a full-service company providing on-water demonstrations, technical support and product training. Ocean Sonics manufactures the icListen Smart Hydrophone, an innovative passive acoustic monitoring system.