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About Us

ASL Environmental Sciences is a world class company with over 40 years of experience in oceanographic, acoustic, equipment leasing, remote sensing, ice research products and scientific consulting services. Our products include the well-known, industry standard Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) deployed in hundreds of locations world-wide. We provide clients with consulting services including: Flow Measurement, Numerical Modeling, Wave Measurement & Analysis, Sediment Transport and Ice Studies. 

Interesting Times

As a company, we are complying with the latest advice from our authorities in an effort to flatten the curve. Our staff is fully equipped to function as close to “normal” from our homes, utilizing remote desktop utilities, webcams and
e-mail to continue to work with our valued customers. A core group continues to work on-site, while respecting physical distancing and other guidelines. This group is maintaining key operations such as facility management, manufacturing and equipment leasing. We encourage our customers to reach out and discuss any questions or requirements they may have.

What We Do


ASL Hires Julek Chawarski for the Position of Biological Oceanographer

ASL is excited to announce the appointment of Julek Chawarski to the position of Biological Oceanographer as a part of our team. Julek contributes nearly a decade of experience in fisheries science, with expertise in forage fisheries and biological oceanography in coastal and deep ocean ecosystems. He will be responsible for developing consulting services for our ocean monitoring clients and will develop new tools for hydroacoustic studies of aquatic ecosystems.

Previous to his appointment at ASL, Julek completed a Masters in Marine Biology at the University of Maine. Julek attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where he is currently completing his doctorate in Fisheries Science.

Right Whale Study

Enter ASL‘s 2022 Early Career Scientist Contest to Win the Use of an Autonomous Scientific Echo Sounder for Three-Months

The goal of this program is to support the oceanographic and limnological research community by lending, free of charge, a calibrated battery-powered Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler™ (AZFP™) (either 125/200/455/769 kHz or 38/125/200/455 kHz configuration), plus mooring cage and battery for a three-month maximum deployment period along with the support from ASL’s team of experts. This instrument loan program is open to early-career scientists and engineers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and others involved in oceanographic or freshwater work.


AZFP6-ice Deployed Near Nain, Labrador to Examine Ice Characteristics and Biological Activity in a Dynamic Environment.

A prototype of the AZFP6-ice was deployed in the coastal waters approximately 40 km east of the town of Nain, Labrador, an area used for Indigenous traditional hunting and fishing. This deployment was carried out by ASL in collaboration with the Inuit Nunatsiavut Government in October 2021 and will be recovered in the fall of 2022. The AZFP6-ice combines the technology of the Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) with its ability to detect ice draft along with the calibrated Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) echosounder to examine zooplankton, fish, bubbles and suspended sediments within the water column. 

Newly Awarded Challenge: Develop a Canadian
Coastal Zone Information System

Westcoast Oceanography Inc. (operating as ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.) is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a research and development contract ($167,989.91) through the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program to develop a proof of feasibility for Public Services and Procurement Canada, in response to the Canadian Coastal Zone Information System (CCZIS) challenge. ASL has partnered with Trailmark Systems Inc. of Victoria, B.C. to develop a proof of feasibility that will showcase a robust, interoperable, and user-friendly web-based geographic information system. 

Specialized divisions


Innovative Solutions for Flow Measurements in Hydroelectric Plants

Remote Sensing

We have been providing consulting services and contract research and development in airborne and satellite remote sensing since 1983.

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We acknowledge and respect the Coast Salish and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples and their historical and present-day relationships with the land on which ASL stands and operates today.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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