JASCO Applied Sciences provides consulting and research services for assessing and mitigating underwater noise. Since its origin in 1981, JASCO has been developing and implementing acoustic technologies ranging from advanced acoustic recorder design to complex acoustic modelling algorithms to comprehensive field monitoring and data analysis. We provide services for all stages of environmental reviews and assessments of underwater noise.

Company details

2305–4464 Markham Street , Victoria , British Columbia V8Z 7X8 Canada

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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

We work with the oil and gas, marine construction, energy, fisheries, and defence sectors providing:

  • Autonomous and real-time passive acoustic monitoring
  • Sound Source Verifications (SSVs) and Characterizations (SSCs)
  • Wide-area marine monitoring programs
  • Acoustic signal processing,  interpretation, and reporting
  • Environmental impact assessment of underwater sound
  • Animal movement modelling and take analysis
  • In-air and underwater acoustic modelling
  • Noise mitigation recommendations
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Efficient project management
  • Training in oceanography, acoustics, and sonar modelling

A world leader in underwater acoustics

JASCO Applied Sciences is a world leader in the science of underwater noise and its effects on marine life. Our highly skilled acousticians, oceanographers, marine biologists, engineers, and technologists provide scientific expertise and advanced acoustic monitoring equipment for all aspects of acoustic impact assessments. We provide worldwide services from offices in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Leading edge technology

We design, develop, and manufacture state-of-the-art data acquisition systems to meet project demands for quality, endurance, and performance. With intelligent design and superior flexibility, our Autonomous Multichannel Acoustic Recorder (AMAR) provides pristine data quality, advanced configuration options, and extended deployment lifetimes that are unrivalled in the industry.

Rapid innovation

JASCO is a recognized leader in software and hardware development, rapid prototyping, and systems integration for underwater monitoring. Our success is founded on our unique ability to work quickly and cost-effectively, dramatically reducing the time-to-launch for sophisticated information systems and technologies.

Integrity… in people, in science, in service

Our mission is to channel the power of bright minds to provide professional services and optimal solutions through innovative application of science and technology. Long-term sustainability, increasing fundamental knowledge, and understanding and managing human impacts on the environment are important elements of our mission.

Our vision is value-building growth through global delivery of professional, innovative, science- and technology-based solutions, inspired by excellence, sustained through employee commitment.

We value our clients

We are committed to providing outstanding services and solutions to our clients. Our focus is delivering the best value for our clients in terms of responsiveness, reliability, quality, viable solutions, and competitive rates. We work continuously to develop our ability to help our clients succeed. 

We value our people

Our work depends on our people. We foster a culture of openness, frankness, and mutual respect in all communications between our employees at all levels and an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, diversity, commitment, and camaraderie. We invite and recognize employee involvement. We encourage and mentor the intellectual and professional development of our people. 

We value excellence

We strive for excellence in delivering services and expertise to ensure that our competence and scientific credibility is second to none. 

We value integrity

Honesty and integrity are the foundation of how we do business. As a company, we carry out research and tasks that influence environmental compliance by our clients but that are difficult for others to monitor and assess, so we take pride in the trust shown in us.

We value innovation 

We maintain a stimulating environment of innovation, challenge, and reward, in which individual and corporate ability to address new problems is nurtured and improved.

JASCO strives to provide the highest quality of equipment and services to our customers. We focus on quality to achieve the highest possible customer satisfaction.

We define quality as the totality of features and characteristics of our equipment and services that bears on their ability to satisfy customer or user requirements. These characteristics include: 

  • Applicability
  • Accuracy
  • Robustness 
  • Reliability
  • Maintainability 
  • Timeliness 
  • Availability 

Maintaining quality and excellence

Maintaining high quality is fundamental to building our reputation as a company that clients perceive as consistently providing excellence in equipment, service, and value. We believe a key ingredient for achieving high quality is the instillation of employee pride for the equipment and services they build and provide at JASCO. Our employees are responsible for producing and providing the best possible equipment and services, and they are supported in this endeavour by the evolving infrastructure of the JASCO Quality System, which is comprised of processes, procedures, testing methods, and review chains that ensure the highest standards are met consistently.

JASCO Quality System

The JASCO Quality System consists of processes by which JASCO strives to ensure the highest quality in materials, systems, and services. These processes, which are continually improved through a formal revision methodology, are documented in JASCO’s Quality System documentation suite, which is itself maintained under the Quality System. It is the responsibility of all employees to understand and be responsible for implementing the Quality System.