AML Oceanographic Ltd

Established in 1974, AML Oceanographic designs and manufactures instrumentation and deployment systems for hydrographic surveying, environmental monitoring, and other subsea applications. Our customers are located in more than 100 countries across all organization types. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, we opened our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia location in 2016 to provide customers with extended support hours, stronger deployment support, and custom engineering capabilities. Through disruptive innovation, AML is committed to providing the ocean sensing market with flexible solutions that minimize cost and maximize productivity.

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2071 Malaview Avenue , Sidney , British Columbia V8L5X6 Canada

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Environmental Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1974

Formerly Applied Microsystems Ltd., AML Oceanographic designs, sells and supports CTD, sound velocity, and environmental instrumentation.  Our customers are located in more than 100 countries and include organizations involved in the fields of hydrography, science and research, and environmental monitoring.  Our tagline - Xchange your old ideas - brings to life our commitment to bring fresh, innovative ideas to our industry.

What are we known for?  In 1995, AML Oceanographic pioneered the design of the time-of-flight sound velocity sensor.  Today, we are the vendor of choice for sound velocity measurement for a wide range of marine survey organizations and manufacturers of multi-beam, single-beam, ntrusion detection, and USBL / LBL positioning systems.

In March of 2008, we launched the market's first - and only - field swappable sound velocity sensor.  By listening to our customers, we realized that returning instruments to the factory for recalibration was a significant pain for many organizations. SV Xchange allows users to field-swap their sound velocity sensors, essentially eliminating instrument down time.  Since that initial launch, we have added to our list of field-swappable sensors with P Xchange, T Xchange, and C Xchange.

Over the past 38 years, we have developed a list of engineering firsts that we are proud of.  We are confident that our list of innovations will grow as the years roll forward.

In 1995, AML pioneered time-of-flight sound velocity. Today, we are the vendor of choice for sound velocity measurement for a wide range of marine survey organizations and manufacturers of multi-beam, single-beam, intrusion detection, and USBL / LBL positioning systems. 

In March of 2008, we launched the market's first - and only - field swappable sound velocity sensor, SV•XchangeTM. By listening to our customers, we realized that returning instruments to the factory for recalibration was a significant pain for many organizations. We are now known for our field-swappable XchangeTM sensors, which assemble to create modular SVP, CTD, and multiparameter X•Series instrumentation. More recent innovations include Base•X₂, a compact profiler with integrated WiFi and GPS that converts from an SVP to a CTD with the switch of a single sensor head.

AML has provided a game-changing technology for in situ deployments with UV•Xchange, the award-winning UV biofouling control proven to reduce maintenance requirements of long term deployments by preventing marine growth on critical surfaces.

Having recently acquired the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) from Rolls-Royce, we are now able to provide end to end profiling solutions to the hydrographic market. With our Nova Scotia team boasting an extensive history with MVP systems comprised of more than 50 man years of design, manufacture, and support experience we are looking forward to breathing new life into the technology that has been the industry standard in high speed, underway profiling for years.