Smart Mooring Connects Your Sensors

Get realtime access to your underwater sensors using Smart Mooring and Spotter

Smart Mooring

Integrating sensors should be easy. With our Smart Mooring you can connect your favorite sensor to Spotter. This means you can collect data at any depth in realtime, with a single, easily-deployed system. Choose from two existing configurations, or customize your own.

See Configurations

An Integrated Sensor System

Realtime data

Never worry about whether your sensor is working. Data from sensors is available in real-time in the Spotter Dashboard and API so you always know what is going on.

Easy Deployment

Smart Mooring + Spotter comes as a single package that can be deployed from any size vessel. After deployment, data will start flowing to your Dashboard and API. It is that simple.

Sensor Modularity

Spotter + Smart Mooring provide unprecedented flexibility and modularity. The system is designed to integrate with most sensors. You pick the sensor and at what depth you want it, we take care of the rest.

Durable and Tough

The polyurethane cable with Kevlar braid is designed to withstand the harshest marine environments.

Includes Spotter

In addition to providing real-time data from your in-line sensors, you also get all the benefits from Spotter, including including real-time wave and wind data.

Available Configurations

Temperature Profiler

In-line temperature sensors record temperature and stratification.

Spotter - morring example

Includes: Non-SST Spotter, Smart Mooring (base), two temperature sensors, and mooring components (excluding anchor weight).

Water Level Gauge

Bottom-mounted pressure gauge measures water level, tides, storm surge, and infragravity waves.

Spotter - morring example

Includes: Non-SST Spotter, Smart Mooring (base), bottom-mounted pressure sensor, and mooring components (excluding anchor weight).

Configure Your Own

Customize depth and payload.

  • Decide which sensors you like *
  • Mooring depth up to 300 meters
  • Flexible sensor placement
Component Pricing
Smart Mooring (base)
Sensor Node
$300 / node
Sensor Payload
* All RBRcoda3 sensors are supported already and we continue to add new sensors every day

Easy integration, means more flexibility.

Smart Mooring is powered by Sofar's OnePlug system, a connectivity protocol and connector standard designed to support rapid and flexible integration of components. This means that you can add any sensor, and plug it in where you want.

How Smart Mooring is being used

Coastal Monitoring

Water level measurement
  • Infragravity Waves
  • Non-tidal Residuals
  • Tides
  • Water Levels
Use Cases
  • Tidal predictions
  • Run dredging assesments
  • Monitor storm surges
  • Detect and predict harbor seiching
See configurations


Multiple sensor configuration
  • Water column stratification
  • Sub-surface water properties
  • Currents
  • Water Quality
Water level measurement
  • Monitor operations
  • New site selection
  • Avoid "superchills"
  • Create efficient feeding
See configurations

Questions? Contact us.

+1 (415) 230-2299
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Revolutionizing Coral Monitoring

Aqualink is a philanthropically funded organization to help people manage their local marine ecosystems in the face of increasing Ocean temperatures. The Aqualink team is deploying Smart Moorings worldwide to help citizen scientists monitor sensitive coral reefs and underwater ecosystems.

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