Aanderaa Instruments


Aanderaa Instruments roots were formed in the need to make reliable measurements in the earth’s most harsh environments. Founded in the early 1960s by Ivar Aanderaa, the Aanderaa name quickly became synonymous with robust and reliable instrument solutions for oceanographic and other environmental measurements. Now as part of Xylem, Inc., the Aanderaa reputation for data quality, reliability, and excellent customer support continues to serve the global need to have a better, smarter, and more robust sensor and systems solutions.

Aanderaa Instruments was acquired by Nova Analytics in November 2009, and then Nova Analytics was in turn acquired by ITT Corporation in March 2010.  In October of 2011 with the completion of the Xylem spinoff from ITT, Aanderaa Data Instruments formally became part of Xylem, Inc. Aanderaa then began a new chapter as a member of a leading global water technology company with 12,600 employees in 45 countries, with operations in more than 150 countries. The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant’s roots to its leaves.

As part of the Analytics division of Xylem, Aanderaa has access to and actively collaborates with other companies within the family giving us global access to our customer base and systems integration capabilities in remote parts of the world.

With all the changes going forward, our reputation for integrated, reliable solutions still forms the backbone of our culture.  We are looking forward to what the future brings.

Ocean Currents

Aanderaa Instruments Ocean water currents are driven by winds, tides, and density differences. The ocean circulation regulates the earth’s climate by transporting heat. The flowing water affects offshore and coastal construction and also carries particles, animals, plants, nutrients, pollutants, and dissolved gases. The acoustic doppler technique has become the preferred technology for most users measuring ocean current, because it is robust, needs no calibrations, can be used for both point (RCM) and profiling (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling) measurements and is basically insensitive to fouling.

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Doppler Current Sensor

Aanderaa Instruments Stand-Alone Current Sensor

Aanderaa Instruments Profiling Current Meter

The SeaGuard DCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) measures currents and can be extended with wave direction, oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, temperature, and serial sensors.

Single-point Current Meter

The single-point current meter series is a completely new generation of current meters based on the SEAGUARD® datalogger platform and the ZPulse® multi-frequency Doppler Current Sensor (DCS).

Aanderaa Instruments Water Quality

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Water Quality

Aquatic environments are constantly changing. Regardless if you model effects of climate change on a global scale, operate an aquaculture facility, study the impact of human activities in the coastal zone, spreading of pollution, ecosystem changes or are involved in coastal or off-shore constructions measurements of relevant parameters are fundamental to understand ongoing changes and risks and make it possible to calibrate and verify mathematical models.

Reference: aanderaa.com

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