Marine science & education


Ashtead Technology have an extensive array of packaged solutions covering a range of marine science & education applications.

Ashtead Technology provides, calibrates and manages on behalf of clients a wide range of hydrographic, geophysical, ocean monitoring and visual sensor systems that are used across a wide range of industrial, scientific and archaeological applications.

With the diverse range of applications that survey sensors can be applied to, there has been a burgeoning demand for more sophisticated technology to take advantage of higher data resolution and quality and to explore science and history beyond what was previously achievable. However owning and maintaining this type of equipment can be very expensive and requires specialist skills to keep the equipment in peak operating condition ready to deploy and get results at any time.

Ashtead Technology can support all your marine and underwater instrumentation requirements whether through supply of packaged solutions or through management of your assets that ensures you benefit from them when you need them whilst gaining maximum performance.

Integrated solutions

Discover how Ashtead Technology incorporates market-leading technologies and innovative life of field services to help clients deliver complex projects.

At Ashtead Technology, we can design and deploy a range of monitoring solutions to obtain vital oceanographic data. This includes specifying system requirements, the selection of instruments and data recording.

Ocean monitoring is often carried out in harsh environments and for long periods of exposure to heavy seas, putting extreme loading on sensors, deployment platforms and data acquisition systems.

With our support, we can help design and deploy monitoring solutions to retrieve high-density data via acoustic, optical, wireless and mobile platforms such as ROVs and AUVs.

Ashtead Technology provides a diverse range of sensor systems based on acoustic, video, laser, magnetometer and inertial navigation technologies to locate and survey sites of archaeological interest.

Modern underwater archaeology can require a high degree of sophistication in terms of data collection from multiple sensors including multibeam sonar, magnetometry, laser, video photogrammetry along with precise navigation and positioning aids.

Integrating these sensors in a way that the data is most meaningful requires a high degree of knowledge and skill. With our in-house expertise, we can support offshore survey operations with our trained personnel to ensure maximum performance is delivered from sensor and information systems.

The Ashtead Technology Training Academy provides recognised training for survey engineers and offshore technicians, covering maintenance, configuration and deployment for a range of survey and inspection technologies.

With rapid advances in technology, sensors have become much more sophisticated requiring a high degree of knowledge and understanding of how to maintain, calibrate and deploy them.

As one of the largest owners of underwater survey and inspection assets, our knowledge of owning, maintaining and supporting these complex assets is world leading.

We can train your personnel on how to manage, maintain and use a range of assets, or we can look after them on your behalf. Our asset management and UKAS accredited calibration facilities will keep your assets working at peak performance through their life, delivering maximum data quality and reliability.