Use cases

Cage and Net Inspection

Deploy Trident to inspect individual problems in a net or cage, or utilize Strider to run inspection missions regularly.

Livd Video During Feeding

Deploy Trident and Strider to get a live view of on-site feedings, enabling better planning and feed deployment.

Invasive Species Inspection

Utilize Trident and Strider to monitor pens and cages for invasive species and take early action against them.

Monitor Pen & Cage Data

Deploy Strider and Spotter to monitor important water quality data in pens and cages.

Monitor Ocean Data in Region

Access the Sofar Weather API for regional weather forecasts, monitoring and data modeling.

Inexpensive Alternative to Divers

Deploy Trident for early inspections to avoid paying costly dive fees, allowing divers to be deployed at a facility only when absolutely necessary.



Spotter lets you collect ocean data where you need it and access real-time updates on the go.

Deploy With Ease

Deploy it once and control it remotely. Spotter is a complete end-to-end system. You turn it on, deploy it, and data appears in your dashboard. It’s that simple.

An End-to-end Ocean Data System

Spotter combines the hardware, software, and mobile access to give you everything you need to start collecting, viewing, and sharing real-time ocean weather data.

High-Fidelity Data

Smart use of mobile sensor technology, combined with science-based analysis methods, provides exceptional data quality.



Trident enables exploring the underwater world, surveying underwater bathymetry and reefs, or inspecting equipment and installations, without the cost, complexity and risk of diving.

Capture Captivating Video

Trident's advanced color correction algorithms allow you to see underwater in all its colors. Stream live with low-latency and record in full HD simultaneously.

Tough-as-Nails Design

Trident is built to be deployed anywhere and is tough enough to earn its keep in any professional setting. It's ultra-compact and lightweight so you can bring it in carry-on luggage or launch it from a kayak.

Easy To Pilot

Live video is streamed back to the surface over an ultra-thin kevlar-reinforced tether, then directly to your easy-to-use Trident Controller over WiFi.


Weather API

A real-time, distributed weather sensor network in the Pacific Basin consisting of 150 nodes. The weather dashboard provides easy access to the buoy network Sofar’s hindcast and forecast model data.

Access Data Through a Robust API

All of our real-time sensor and model forecast data is available through our API.

Historical Data and Climatologies

Sofar’s cloud-based data infrastructure ingests and stores more than 30 years of historical surface wind, surface wave and ocean circulation data for our entire planet. And we provide on-demand climatologies anywhere

Custom Data Solutions

Sofar Weather can provide custom data products for specific applications