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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 and 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 is Now a Region Representative for ANB Sensors

ASL is pleased to announce that we have entered into a product sales agreement with ANB Sensors of Cambridge United Kingdom. ANB Sensors have developed a next generation calibration-free, solid-state, multi-parameter pH, conductivity and temperature sensor. Unlike other pH sensors that require frequent re-calibration, the ANB sensors uses a patented technology that automatically carries out in-situ calibrations throughout the deployment.  These sensors can be deployed individually or integrated into underwater vehicles, sondes or monitoring platforms using the optional dedicated integration kit. There are four available options for operating at 5 m, 50 m, 300 m or 1250 m depths 


ASL Represents WERA’s Ocean Radar, A System Suited for Surveillance Applications of Off-shore Infrastructure

The topic of surveillance of civil off-shore infrastructure is increasingly becoming a significant issue globally. In response to this, WERA has provided an upgrade to its High Frequency ocean radar system to monitor ship activities far behind the horizon. Several “WERA” ocean radar systems are located on the European coastline as well as the East and West Coasts of North America. The systems located at the German Bight, the Dutch North Sea coast, and the French and Italian Coasts are particularly well suited for this technical application of ship detection.
The WERA ocean radar, represented in Canada by ASL Environmental Sciences, is classified as a “dual-use” system because it is suited for oceanographic applications as well as over-the-horizon ship detection and tracking.

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ASL Conducts Field Trials of Prototype Autonomous Long Endurance Split-Beam Sonar

ASL Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce the successful field trials of a new prototype split-beam sonar. The trials were conducted in the Saanich Inlet near the Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS), Sidney, BC. This milestone marks the first such deployment of the prototype instrument, as part of a collaboration between researchers at Memorial University, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), and ASL. The field testing was done from a small IOS launch with Dr. Stéphane Gauthier, Fisheries and Oceans research scientist, Dr. Len Zedel, Professor and Department Head of Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University, and graduate student Axel Belgarde, also of Memorial University. ASL staff members Dr. Steve Pearce and Graeme Thompson participated in the study.

ASL and DASCO Equipment Proudly Present Sofar
Spotter Metocean Buoys for Real-Time Oceanographic Data

ASL is pleased to announce the addition of the Sofar Spotter metocean buoy to its oceanographic equipment product sales lineup. This complements the already growing broad range of innovative equipment offered by the ASL, DASCO Equipment Inc. partnership.

The Sofar Spotter metocean buoy (Figure 1) provides real-time wave, wind, sea surface temperature and barometric pressure from a compact, solar powered, rugged designed buoy built to withstand the harshest conditions of the open ocean. With 24/7 satellite and cellular connectivity, real-time data can be collected from anywhere in the world and displayed via Sofar Spotter’s dashboard and API. The buoy is affordable, compact and portable weighing only 7.45 kg and is about the size of a basketball.

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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Phone: +1 250-656-0177