Subsea acoustic systems

Trusted Technology

Applied Acoustics designs and manufactures underwater positioning, tracking and seabed profiling equipment for a wide range of professional applications including for use by offshore energy companies, academic institutions and the international defence sector.

Established in 1989, the company has thirty years’ experience of operating in the harsh subsea environment providing the right equipment for a variety of diverse, demanding requirements across the world’s oceans.

The substantial, on-going investment in research and development over the years has enabled the company to offer engineering excellence, industry knowledge, and innovative, quality products that are second to none.

In addition, a network of overseas partners, distributors and Support Centres across the globe provides valuable back-up and universal, professional customer care.

Our customers come from industries such as:

  • Oil, gas and renewable energy
  • Civil defence and coastal security
  • Oceanographic research
  • Fisheries
  • Civil engineering, structure inspections
  • Subsea mining
  • Dredging
  • Ports and harbours

Products & Applications

The Easytrak family of USBL tracking systems include entry-level equipment up to advanced systems that include tracking up to 16 subsea targets.


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Positioning Beacons include small lightweight models for use in shallow waters up to larger models that operate in deeper, more challenging environments.


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Release Beacons employ a positive drive-off mechanism to retrieve scientific, survey or operational equipment from an anchored seabed mooring.


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Sub-bottom Profiling systems create a 2D ‘picture’ of the seabed for both coastal and deeper waters.


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Specialist Engineering manufactured equipment is custom built for one-off projects to provide appropriate and cost-effective solutions for subsea operating challenges.


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