Announcing Spotter v2 with SST

Spotters have racked up over a million ocean hours in climates ranging from the tropics, subtropics and arctic. We've taken what we have learned and built it into Spotter v2.

Introducing Strider: The Affordable, Modular ASV

The Sofar Strider is a coastal, near-shore and inland water monitoring platform capable of extended range and multiple sensor configurations.

Data Validation: Statistics at Mavericks

To compare the Spotter data with traditional scientific instrumentation, we deploy a Spotter alongside a Datawell Waverider near Mavericks, the California big-wave surf spot. Detailed comparison of spectra and directional moments confirms outstanding Spotter data quality.

Spotter Meets 3D Vision in the Mediterranean Sea

The ISMAR research team led by Dr. Alvise Benetazzo uses Spotters to study the interaction between atmosphere and ocean.

Spotter Array Explores the Southern Ocean

After a year-long 4,000 mile voyage through the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean, while being exposed to some of the largest waves on the planet, Spotters cross the stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

Connecting Mavericks

For a big wave surfer, knowing the exact wave conditions matters. Grant Washburn deployed a Spotter just offshore of Mavericks, California's big-wave surfspot.

Safer and Easier Insepections with Melbourne Water

Why send a person when a robot can do it? Explore new ways to use drones to inspect water management assets and infrastructure.

Monitoring Great White Sharks off the Coast of San Francisco

Remote technology gets face-to-face with the ocean's top predator near a remote cluster of islands knowns as the Devil's Teeth.

Using Trident to Teach Maritime Heritage and Archeology

Trident captures the excitement of underwater discovery, giving the controls to participants and bringing them a real-life experience of underwater science.

In Search of the Mysterious Megamouth Shark 

Join a small team of researches who are racing to save a newly discovered species of deep sea shark from overfishing.

Inspiring Girls to Build and Explore (with Underwater Robots)

Two amazing women are touring the country with an underwater robot camp for girls to learn to be leaders in science and exploration

Spotter Measures Surface Winds

Wind blowing over the ocean drives the generation of short surface waves and whitecaps. From detailed measurement of the so-called equilibrium range in the wave spectrum, Spotter derives wind speed and direction

Trident Films Orcas Annual Feeding Frenzy in the Arctic Circle

Every year, high above the arctic circle, groups of orcas and humpback whales come to feed in the fjords of Norway.

Trident "Live Dive" With National Geographic Australia Draws A Big Audience

To celebrate World Oceans Day, National Geographic Australia took their online communties below the surface off the coast of Sydney to illuminate the underwater world below.

Close Encounter With A Great White Shark

Dominik Fretz took his Trident to Isla Guadalupe to help shark researchers. Watch the video for a close-up view of a Great White Shark bite.

Data Validation: Spotter Takes a Stand

To provide a direct validation of the Spotter motion sensing capabilities, we purpose-built a motion-controlled teststand that enables detailed simulation of realistic ocean surface motions.

Spotter Meets 3D Vision in the Mediterranean Sea

The ISMAR research team led by Dr. Alvise Benetazzo uses Spotters to study the interaction between atmosphere and ocean.

Spotter Array Explores the Southern Ocean

After a year-long 4,000 mile voyage through the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean, while being exposed to some of the largest waves on the planet, Spotters cross the stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

Connecting Mavericks

For a big wave surfer, knowing the exact wave conditions matters. Grant Washburn deployed a Spotter just offshore of Mavericks, California's big-wave surfspot.

Safer and Easier Insepections with Melbourne Water

Why send a person when a robot can do it? Explore new ways to use drones to inspect water management assets and infrastructure.

Monitoring Great White Sharks off the Coast of San Francisco

Remote technology gets face-to-face with the ocean's top predator near a remote cluster of islands knowns as the Devil's Teeth.

Using Trident to Teach Maritime Heritage and Archeology

Trident captures the excitement of underwater discovery, giving the controls to participants and bringing them a real-life experience of underwater science.

In Search of the Mysterious Megamouth Shark 

Join a small team of researches who are racing to save a newly discovered species of deep sea shark from overfishing.

Inspiring Girls to Build and Explore (with Underwater Robots)

Two amazing women are touring the country with an underwater robot camp for girls to learn to be leaders in science and exploration

Trident Films Orcas Annual Feeding Frenzy in the Arctic Circle

Every year, high above the arctic circle, groups of orcas and humpback whales come to feed in the fjords of Norway.

Trident "Live Dive" With National Geographic Australia Draws A Big Audience

To celebrate World Oceans Day, National Geographic Australia took their online communties below the surface off the coast of Sydney to illuminate the underwater world below.

Close Encounter With A Great White Shark

Dominik Fretz took his Trident to Isla Guadalupe to help shark researchers. Watch the video for a close-up view of a Great White Shark bite.

Spotter Improves Marine Forecasts in Fiji

New buoy technology provides better wave forecasts and ocean weather data for remote islands with critical coral ecology challenges.

Pacifico Aquaculture

"...extremely pleased with its performance, capabilities and how user friendly it is. We have been using it quite often since it arrived, for cage maintenance inspections, seafloor bottom benthic monitoring, and recently we have used it to check on our mooring and anchor systems which are in deeper water than our divers are allowed to go."

Aspecto Marine Uses Trident To Change Norwegian Aquaculture Industry

Wave Swell Energy Deploys a Spotter wave buoy to support their King Island marine energy project.

Announcing Spotter v2 with SST

Spotters have racked up over a million ocean hours in climates ranging from the tropics, subtropics and arctic. We've taken what we have learned and built it into Spotter v2.

Introducing Strider: The Affordable, Modular ASV

The Sofar Strider is a coastal, near-shore and inland water monitoring platform capable of extended range and multiple sensor configurations.

Data Validation: Statistics at Mavericks

To compare the Spotter data with traditional scientific instrumentation, we deploy a Spotter alongside a Datawell Waverider near Mavericks, the California big-wave surf spot. Detailed comparison of spectra and directional moments confirms outstanding Spotter data quality.

Data Validation: Spotter Takes a Stand

To provide a direct validation of the Spotter motion sensing capabilities, we purpose-built a motion-controlled teststand that enables detailed simulation of realistic ocean surface motions.

Trident Update 1.6.0

Deploying Spotter From An Airplane

To provide precise information of ocean weather where we need it, the ability to deploy ocean sensor systems from the air is critical.

Sofar joins EMODnet

Spotter Measures Surface Winds

Wind blowing over the ocean drives the generation of short surface waves and whitecaps. From detailed measurement of the so-called equilibrium range in the wave spectrum, Spotter derives wind speed and direction

Minimizing the Risk of Invasive Species on ROVs

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), like any machine or equipment used in marine or freshwater applications, present a potential risk for the transmission of invasive species. If not properly cleaned and treated, they may introduce novel species into new regions.

How to Stream Your Trident Dive Live to the Internet