Real-time Ocean Data, for Everyone.

Real-time Ocean Data, for Everyone.

Ocean Data Simplified

To learn more about our planet’s oceans, we need to drastically simplify and democratize the collection of ocean data. Our first product, Spotter, is our initial contribution toward that goal. The Spotter system is a low-cost, solar-powered ocean wave measurement and tracking device, fully integrated in an online Dashboard. Through it, you can receive real-time data, status updates, and configure your devices remotely. All you have to do is turn Spotter on to start collecting real-time data. It’s that simple.
Ocean Data Simplified

Real-time Data Access

The Spotter Dashboard is your central access point for real-time data and status updates. The Dashboard provides real-time tracking of your devices, ability to change settings on your Spotter remotely (2-way communication), unlimited access to all your data, and intuitive data visualization tools. You can also use our API to integrate your Spotter data stream in your own website or models. You have access to your data all the time, and from anywhere.
Real-time Data Access

Easy to Use and Deploy

Spotter is designed for usability and we have integrated some cool features. The integrated user LEDs will tell you the status of the system, so you know when you are ready to deploy. You can switch Spotter on and off with a swipe of a magnet, and it is compact enough to deploy by hand from any size vessel. Spotter is powered by the sun so it never runs out of power. You can deploy Spotter free drifting or moored.
Easy to Use and Deploy

How does it work?

1. Order Online
1. Order Online
Order your Spotter(s) online; one year global satellite connectivity is included.
2. Deploy
2. Deploy
Activate your online account and get your Spotter in the water!
3. Collect Data
3. Collect Data
Start receiving real-time updates through the Dashboard.

Spotters at work

  • Community Oceanography

    Community Oceanography

    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA (UNAM) DE MEXICO // Dr. Alec Torres-Freyermuth (UNAM, Mexico) maintains two Spotters along the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. His team gathers baseline oceanographic data and provides real-time wave measurements to local residents and artisanal fisherman. By involving the local community, Alec and his team contribute to awareness and shared responsibility for environmental monitoring and to local marine conservation efforts.

    Community Oceanography
  • Capturing Wave Energy

    Capturing Wave Energy

    OAHU, HAWAII // Supported by the US Department of Energy, a team from Integral Consulting Inc. led by Drs Grace Chang and Craig Jones, deploy an array of Spotters to make sustainable wave energy more competitive. The coherent Spotter array is used to develop real-time controls optimization for Wave Energy Convertors (WECs), and dramatically boost efficiency of wave energy conversion.

    Capturing Wave Energy
  • How will you use Spotter?

    How will you use Spotter?

    Short-term, long-term, moored, free-floating, a single Spotter or an array? How will you use Spotter? Let us know!

    How will you use Spotter?
"Spotter truly revolutionizes the concept of ocean data collection. Its low price point and excellent data quality allow us to focus on data collection, analysis, and decision-making. Spotter provides true situational awareness."
"The portability and simplicity of the Spotter make it an ideal platform for involving the community in our monitoring projects."