Seafloor Systems is a global leader in maritime technology, specializing in hydrographic surveying equipment. The company is dedicated to designing, developing, and manufacturing cutting-edge equipment for hydrographic and underwater data collection and exploration. Over the years, they’ve evolved from a veteran-owned small business into an international industry leader, committed to pushing the boundaries of hydrographic surveying technology.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Seafloor Systems: Our primary areas of activity revolve around hydrographic surveying equipment and aquatic data collection. We offer a comprehensive range of innovative products and solutions tailored to the needs of hydrographic surveyors, marine scientists, researchers, and government agencies. These encompass autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), crewed vessel integration solutions, echosounders, bathymetric systems, navigation equipment, underwater acoustic systems, environmental sensors and profilers, and software solutions—all designed to enhance underwater mapping precision and efficiency.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Seafloor Systems: Our latest product unveiling is the Autonav Plus Gen 2. This advanced navigation system represents a significant leap in precision and remote data processing technology. It offers enhanced features such as improved accuracy, a HDMI port for easy output to a monitor or TV, and seamless integration with our suite of hydrographic surveying solutions. The Autonav Plus Gen 2 is setting new standards in autonomous navigation and positioning, empowering professionals in hydrography, marine research, and environmental monitoring to achieve unparalleled results in their underwater mapping endeavors.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Seafloor Systems: Our diverse product portfolio includes our line of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) compatible with our autonomous navigation systems, echosounders, bathymetric systems, hydrophones, environmental sensors and profilers, and software solutions for data processing and analysis. These products collectively address the diverse needs of hydrographic surveyors and marine researchers, emphasizing accuracy, versatility, and user-friendliness.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Seafloor Systems: The hydrographic surveying and marine technology market is currently at a dynamic stage of growth and development. Rapid advancements in technology and funding have opened up new possibilities for underwater data collection and exploration. Our solutions are in high demand as organizations worldwide recognize the importance of precise aquatic mapping for environmental conservation, resource management, scientific research, and defence purposes.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Seafloor Systems: Market trends in our industry are marked by a notable shift toward more autonomous and remotely operated systems in hydrographic surveying. Additionally, there’s a growing emphasis on high-resolution data collection for applications such as environmental and resource management. Sustainability and eco-friendliness have become prominent considerations, and we’re aligning our innovations with these trends. 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Seafloor Systems: Among our standout innovative products are the Hydrone Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), renowned for their portability and autonomous surveying capabilities, and the Autonav Plus navigation system, celebrated for its precision accuracy and remote data processing features. Furthermore, our Echoboat-160 ASV and EchoBoat-240 ASV represent significant leaps in the field of autonomous survey vessels.

E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2023?

Seafloor Systems: As we look ahead to the remainder of 2023, we anticipate continued growth and expansion. Our focus is on further establishing ourselves as a leading provider of hydrographic surveying technology and expanding our global footprint. We remain committed to innovation and will introduce new solutions to the market, enabling our clients to meet their hydrographic and exploration needs with enhanced precision and efficiency.