About Us


icListen Team 


With growing interest in the health of the oceans and in using the oceans to produce energy, the need to understand and measure human effects on the ocean is rising.

Measuring ocean sounds is becoming an important part of meeting new legislation introduced in Europe and North America intended to protect the oceans as development rises.

The Ocean Sonics team combines many years’ experience in designing and manufacturing robust ocean acoustic instruments. We have the field experience to know that there is much more to making reliable ocean instruments than just producing great data. Every product is evaluated for usability and ease of deployment. Size is important to many users and we make all our products small and user friendly.

We listen to our users because they have great ideas and they often know best how use our products. And because we want all of our users to enjoy the experience of using the icListen.

"Ocean Networks Canada performed a wide range of tests on the hydrophones prior to deployment to verify the manufacturer's specifications. The hydrophone instruments met all the manufacturer's specifications and were easy to use. Both models satisfy our requirements for dynamic range, sensitivity and, most importantly, reliability. When coupled with the fast and friendly customer support we have received, these LF and HF hydrophones are a good choice for our ocean observatory."

Tom Dakin
ONCIC's Sensor and Technology Business Development Officer and Resident Ocean Acoustician.
"We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since the first prototypes. Our science users have been very impressed with the very high quality data sets. Ocean Networks Canada is expanding our hydrophone network with Ocean Sonic icListen HF smart hydrophones across our observatory including new sites across coastal BC, as part of the Smart Oceans™ program. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies. "

Scott McLean,Director, Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre