Aquatec Group Limited

Aquatec Group are creators of innovative instruments, services and solutions for measurement, monitoring and communication underwater. We provide solutions for all water environments, including offshore structures and pipelines; oceans, estuaries, rivers and lakes; and marine mammals and fisheries.


Aquatec was founded by the current managing director in 1990 as a specialist consultancy in oceanographic instrumentation design. Since then, the company has established a diverse portfolio of products for the measurement of oceanographic and process parameters including temperature, depth, turbidity, suspended sediment, motion, orientation, cathodic protection, subsea leaks and marine mammal activity, as well as through and above water data communication systems. Other areas of expertise include consultancy, systems integration and real time monitoring systems.


Aquatec Group employs highly qualified engineering personnel with extensive expertise in oceanographic and offshore applications. In-house expertise includes:

Oceanographic instrumentation
Low power data loggers
Digital signal processing
Underwater acoustic communication
Temperature and pressure measurement
Corrosion and cathodic protection
Underwater optical instrumentation
Suspended sediment acoustic characteristics
High frequency acoustics


Aquatec Group is an ISO9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certified company, qualified for the design, manufacture and supply of subsea instrumentation, communications, and cathodic protection systems.

We are FPAL registered and members of Subsea UK, Society of Maritime Industries, Challenger Society and the Institute of Corrosion.


Aquatec uses sophisticated computer-based design and leading-edge software development tools throughout all phases of the design process, thus ensuring a rapid and flexible response to customer demands.

A fully equipped electronics laboratory provides all the necessary facilities for instrument development, assembly, calibration and test, while strict sub-vendor quality control ensures a consistent high quality for production component manufacture.

Testing capabilities

Our in-house testing capabilities include:

Suspended sediment tower
Acoustic test tanks
Temperature calibration bath
Pressure calibration equipment to 1400 bar
Pressure test chambers to 100 bar


The Aquatec Group maintains strong links with universities and research institutions around the world, and is a prominent partner in collaborative research, complementing its internal, market-led product research and development programme. Find out more.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Andy Smerdon, Managing Director
Aquatec Group Limited, Aquatec House, Stroudley Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8FW, UK
Switchboard Number: 
+44 (0) 1256 416010

Consultancy Services and Products

Acoustic Modems Andy Smerdon,
Cathodic Protection Andy Smerdon,
Instrumentation Andy Smerdon,
Subsea Optical Modems Andy Smerdon,
Turnkey Solutions Andy Smerdon,