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Location: Surrey UK

www.planet-ocean.co.uk

Located in central southern England, Planet Ocean Ltd specialises in the provision of high quality, marine scientific instruments for research, survey and operations support.

Planet Ocean represents some of the world’s foremost manufacturers of oceanographic, hydrographic & meteorological equipment.

We are also engaged in the design and manufacture of our own range of instrumentation, and bespoke environmental monitoring systems particularly databuoy, GPS, and telemetry based using radio, satellite or GPRS.

Location: Victoria Australia

www.mcvan.com

Analite stands for innovative and practical turbidity and surface tension measuring instruments. Over the last few years Analite has become a leader in the field of turbidity measurement as well as simple but accurate laboratory measurement of fluid surface tension.

Location: Victoria B.C Canada

www.aslenv.com

ASL Environmental Sciences is a world class company with more than 30 years of experience in oceanographic, acoustic and ice research services. They provide acoustic ice keel profilers, and acoustic water column profilers.

Location: Porchester, UK

www.asvglobal.com

ASV Ltd is a UK company and part of Global Fusion, a privately owned international marine services group based in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

ASV Ltd design and construct unmanned marine vehicle systems for commercial, government and military customers. Formed in 1998, ASV provides rugged, reliable and effective unmanned systems using innovative technology.

The company employs a range of experienced and professional engineers to provide products in the following four areas:

  • Science and Survey
  • Oil and Gas
  • Marine Targets
  • Military and Security

Location: Germany

www.contros.eu

Kiel based CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH develops, produces and markets in-situ underwater sensor systems to detect hydrocarbons (e.g. methane), CO2, dissolved oxygen, Total Alkalinity, pH and fully integrated systems down to full ocean depth to gather the most efficient and reliable data in any condition and in combination with data logging and software solutions.

The company’s products have been used worldwide since 2006 for scientific campaigns in the field of climate studies, methane hydrate research, air-sea exchange and ocean acidification, CO2 sequestration applications (CCS), fish farming and limnology, long term investigation of oceans, lakes and rivers.

Location: Ontario, Canada

www.deeptrekker.com

Deep Trekker’s mission is simple: they want to give anyone on the earth an opportunity to explore the depths of the vast oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers with an ROV.

The DeepTrekker range of small but powerful ROV’s have been designed with the mission in mind, and incorporate several unique features that not only make the vehicles perform better but more reliable, lighter, 4mm diameter, low drag tether, and simpler to operate. On board batteries, negate the need for a bulky surface power supply, and a patented pitching system, means only two thrusters are required. The Vehicles provide users with a choice of features and accessories to accommodate multiple missions.

Location: Brugge Belgium

www.dotocean.eu

dotOcean stands for the connection between the internet and the offshore industry.

The company provides sophisticated automated tools for support of dredge operations, both pre- during and post.

They offer three main instruments for assessing sediment density, shear strength, fluid mud and consolidated mud boundaries, navigable channel and hard bottom detection.

Location: Surrey UK

www.ecosub.uk

ecoSUB Robotics Ltd are a sister company to Planet Ocean Ltd, established to develop , manufacture and support the ecoSUB range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) developed jointly by Planet Ocean and the National Oceanography Centre.

Location: Camberley Surrey.

www.elkinsswivels.co.uk

Elkins Oceanic Services Ltd are precision engineers specialising in underwater mechanical technology.  Their deep ocean swivels and push corers are no compromise designs for extreme environments.  Elkins was purchased by Planet Ocean Ltd in July 2014 and now operate as a subsidiary of Planet Ocean Ltd  from its Surrey base.

Location: Maine USA

www.fluidimaging.com

Since 1999, Fluid Imaging Technologies has manufactured FlowCAM®, the world leader in imaging particle analyzers. The FlowCAM was the first automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging to rapidly measure size and shape of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. FlowCAM is used globally by marine and freshwater researchers to image, count, identify and classify microorganisms and particulates. With applications in oceanographic research, municipal water, pharmaceutical formulations, chemicals, biofuels and many other markets, FlowCAM continues to lead the way in imaging particle analysis.

Location: Genova Italy

www.seastick.it

Gabri are the designers and builders of the revolutionary SeaStick AUV. This advanced concept Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, can carry multiple payloads, and can be used in teherred (ROV) mode or fully autonomous. A unique feature of SeaStick is its variable pitch thrusters which allows it to hover, transverse vertically, and to station keep.

Location: Norway

https://www.km.kongsberg.com/

Planet Ocean are pleased to partner with Kongsberg Maritime to offer their K-Lander and K-Observer products to the UK and Ireland. The K-Lander seabed observatory is the core of the KONGSBERG Modular Subsea Monitoring-Network (MSM). K-Lander can operate for up to 24 months on the seabed with minimal intervention..

Location: Great Village, Nova Scotia Canada

www.oceansonics.com

Ocean Sonics was formed out of Instrument Concepts in the spring of 2012, to concentrate on the design and manufacture of Smart Hydrophones.  With growing interest in the health of the oceans, and in using the oceans to produce energy, the need to understand and measure human effects on the ocean is rising.
Measuring ocean sounds is becoming an important part of meeting new legislation introduced in Europe and North America intended to protect the oceans as development rises.
Ocean Sonics makes a new class of product that measures ocean sounds and helps provide greater insight into those sounds, introducing you to a better way to listen in the ocean.

Location: Delft Netherlands

www.radac.nl

Radac are a Dutch company, based in Delft. Since 1996, they have developed and manufactured the WaveGuide. This high quality radar system monitors waves, tide and water levels. Ii is compact, robust and easy to install. Systems are available with intrinsically safe certification, with directional wave capability, and also for installation on ships or floating platforms.

Location: Halifax Nova Scotia

www.romoroceansolutions.com

ROMOR Ocean Solutions provides international technical services and integrated instrumentation solutions for the ocean surveying and oceanographic industries.
With more than 25 years of experience, ROMOR has the capability to bring together the technical knowledge and expertise with specialized instrumentation to provide a complete solution that has been customized to satisfy the client’s application and requirements.

Location: Halifax Nova Scotia.

www.satlantic.com/

Satlantic was founded in 1990 by Dr. Marlon Lewis of Dalhousie University to satisfy the emerging need for precision optical sensors for ocean colour satellite calibration and validation research. Satlantic’s optical sensor product line evolved from the original ocean colour radiometers to full optical profiling and surface acquisition systems.
From the early stages as an optical sensor company, Satlantic developed collaborative research and development relationships with several world-renowned research institutes such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Rutgers University and the University of Southern California. As a result of these relationships, Satlantic has grown to include a full line of sensors and mooring systems for water quality monitoring and photosynthesis research.
Over the course of our 20 year evolution, we have earned a reputation for innovation, outstanding quality and diligent support that has positioned us as a leader in the ocean sciences community. Satlantic has a long track record of successful commercialization of science from the world’s leading research institutions and will continue to progressively fund development of new environmental monitoring technology based on leading research.

Location: Seattle Washington USA

sea-birdcoastal.com

Sea-Bird Coastal draws from the decades of collective sensor development expertise and industry leading service at Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic to provide world-class sensors and systems that meet the challenging monitoring requirements of coastal and inland customers.

Location: Seattle Washington USA

www.seabird.com

Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of marine instruments for measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, and related oceanographic variables. Major products include Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD) profilers, multi-bottle in-situ water samplers, moored CT recorders, wave/tide recorders, dissolved oxygen sensors, and thermosalinographs . Customers include research institutes, ocean observing programs, national and local government agencies, engineering firms, and navies throughout the world. As part of their commitment to advancing the science of ocean measurement, they are deeply invested in engineering, metrology, calibration, software development, scientific analysis, and other essential technologies that make their products more accurate, reliable, and broadly useful.

Location: Location: Dexter, Michigan USA

www.seaviewsystems.com/

SeaView Systems, Inc was founded on experience in the world of maritime electronics and Remotely Operated Vehicles. Their SVS-630 Wave sensor and logger is based upon their knowledge of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and the advancement of over 50 ROV Projects resulting in a portfolio of OEM components for ROV systems including video drivers, light controllers and multiplexors.

Location: Bellevue Washington USA

www.sequoiasci.com

For two decades, Sequoia Scientific, Inc. in Bellevue, WA, has been the world’s only manufacturer of portable, field, and submersible laser particle sizers. The trademark “LISST laser particle sizers are a standard in most parts of the world. LISSTs are used for environmental monitoring, industrial, and scientific applications across the globe: The unique submersible LISSTs help engineers, scientists, and monitoring agencies reliably measure the concentration and size of sediment, plankton and oil droplets in any water body.

Location: Reykjavik Iceland

www.star-oddi.com

Star-Oddi offers a wide range of environmental research equipment such as fish archival tags, small CTD logger (salinity logger), submersible temperature and depth loggers, and other underwater data loggers with sensors including salinity, temperature, depth, pitch and roll, known for their small size, accuracy and reliability. Star-Oddi also makes accurate underwater temperature recorders and tilt loggers that are used as fish tags, oceanographic instruments as well as in diverse industries.

Location: Cornwall

www.triskelmarine.co.uk

Triskel Marine Ltd is a young, vibrant company offering specialist services and product development to the marine industry.

Based in Cornwall and surrounded by the sea they are ideally placed to understand and exploit the marine environment.

Triskel have a wide range of expertise, covering hardware development, custom software and systems integrations, marine engineering and research. Their team also has many years experience at the cutting edge of technology development, both in the marine industry and elsewhere.

Triskel specialise in marine data capture, integration, processing and transmission, as well as marine hybrid control systems and energy management and work exclusively with Planet Ocean for data capture and telemetry related products in the oceanographic and metrological sector.

Location: Philomath Oregon USA

www.wetlabs.com

WET Labs, are dedicated to developing and manufacturing underwater instrumentation to detect vital biological, chemical and geological parameters and processes of the earth’s oceans, lakes and streams.
Their leading edge underwater sensors include fluorometers, transmissometers, scattering sensors, and spectrophotometers that reliably provide accurate data about the Inherent Optical Properties of the aquatic environment.

Location: Halifax Nova Scotia

www.xeostech.com

Xeos is a leading technology firm created by visionary engineers with a passion for excellence. Xeos prides itself on a pioneer mentality, always striving to create superior technological solutions to tracking and telemetry problems. They design and manufacture application specific telemetry and data collection products for environmental researchers, wildlife researchers and operational personnel. Our customers require reliable and innovative solutions to track, monitor and control in harsh environments.

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