Ocean and Coastal Monitoring

Sometimes all you need is a little insight into waves, tides, and currents. However, other projects require sophisticated, complex and long-term ocean monitoring solutions involving a multi-faceted approach to data collection.

Whether in shallow coastal environments, or deep blue ocean, Xylem provides solutions for environmental research used in oceanographic, hydrographic and climate research markets. Aanderaa, SonTek, Waterlog, and YSI deliver the most technologically advanced self-contained and integrated remote underwater observation systems, environmental monitoring buoys, telemetry, water quality and velocity sensors in the world.

Also, YSI's Integrated Systems & Services (ISS) division is a complete system integrator, providing on-site engineering and manufacturing to produce environmental monitoring buoys, telemetry systems, vertical profiling platforms, PAR products, and custom solutions. Once your solution is deployed, ISS field specialists will help you maintain it long-term.

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SonTek Products

SonTek-SL Series

SonTek®-SL Series

Inspired by the need for a simple way to measure water velocity and level in open channels

NEW SL1500/3000 3G MODELS! Inspired by the need for a SIMPLE way to measure water velocity and level in open channels, the SonTek-SL (affectionately known as the Side-Looker or "SL") has earned worldwide acceptance as a long-term monitoring solution. Now, with two new (3G) models turbo-charged by our proprietary SmartPulseHD®, the SonTek-SL features  accessories, mounting options, software, and a variety of integration formats to ensure it fits your application. [View online webinar - Recorded version]

Designed specifically for side mounting on bridges, canal walls, or riverbanks, the SL's SLEEK, low-profile housing makes installation easy.  With three models to choose from, the SL can be used in channels as small as you can jump across to rivers as wide as the Amazon. Ultra narrow beam widths combined with unmatched side lobe suppression provide the SUPERIOR acoustic directivity necessary for achieving maximum horizontal range free of interference from surface or bottom boundaries.

ADV Ocean - Hydra

ADVOcean-Hydra

Rugged build quality with high-end ADV® performance

Rugged build quality with high-end ADV® performance is what the ADVOcean-Hydra is all about. Representing the ultimate solution to measuring precise 3D velocity in the most challenging environments, the ADVOcean/Hydra can be integrated with an array of external sensors for a complete oceanographic data collection system. With the optional RPT pressure sensor, this powerful system is able to sample both pressure and velocity at up to 25 Hz, making it the definitive solution for studying nearshore processes.

Argonaut-XR

Argonaut®-XR

Exceptional value for near shore deployments

The Argonaut-XR offers exceptional value for near shore deployments in less than 40 m of water. Designed specifically for mounting on the bottom of a river, channel, or harbor, the XR features a special mode that automatically adjusts one of its measurement cells for changing water level. Its small size, rugged build, and flexible system architecture make the XR attractive for both real-time operation and autonomous deployments.

CastAway-CTD

CastAway®-CTD

The first handheld castable instrument that provides instantaneous profiles of temperature, salinity, and sound speed

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Designed for coastal profiling, the CastAway-CTD® incorporates a 6-electrode conductivity cell, coupled with a fast response thermistor to provide highly accurate, high resolution CTD measurements to depths of 100 m. Now Integrated with HYPACK!

Other Xylem Brands

EXO 2

YSI EXO 2

Multiparameter 6-port water quality sonde with anti-fouling wiper

The EXO advanced water quality monitoring platform includes the versatile multiparameter EXO2 sonde for oceanographic, estuarine, or surface water applications. Smart Sondes and sensors allows the user to automatically configure a sonde with different sensor for different applications in minutes.

Aanderaa SmartGuard

Aanderaa SmartGuard

The next generation sensor and instrument HUB for Ocean, Lake, Reservoir, Estuary and River Hydrometric stations.

Monitoring water and weather  conditions is essential in many operations and the SmartGuard node is well suited for stand-alone stations powered by battery and solar power utilizing wireless real-time data communication. Designed for ease of integration of new and existing sensor technologies into a single Aanderaa observatory node with modern self-describing XML data output formats.

YSI Integrated Systems Coastal Buoy

YSI Integrated Systems Coastal Buoy

Large buoy designed for long-term monitoring in harsh environments

This ocean-capable buoy supports a full array of water quality sensors, data acquisition systems, and meteorological sensors. Its hull and structure are rugged enough to withstand significant wind and wave activity in ocean applications in less than 75 meters of water depth.

Aanderaa RCM Blue

Aanderaa RCM Blue

A new self-recording dedicated current meter with Bluetooth for communications and data retrieval.

The RCM Blue is a self-recording Current Meter which also measures water temperature in salt or fresh water, and a battery container with battery capacity up to 70Ah. The Doppler Current Sensor is an upgraded version of the proven SeaGuard ZPulse sensor. The instrument configuration and data retrieval is done via Bluetooth which eliminates the need to open the pressure case for repeated deployments.