At BioSonics, support, reliability, integrity and respect form the foundation of our commitment to the success of our clients.

We strive to embody this commitment every day by:

  • Building long-term relationships with responsible business practices
  • Ensuring our products perform at the highest level with responsive action
  • Leading industry innovation with trusted expertise and imaginative thinking
  • Developing and optimizing solutions to meet client and industry requirements

A legacy of innovation and environmental concern.

At BioSonics, we value building relationships and staying connected with our clients, as this drives our motivation to provide innovative technologies. We believe that great ideas come from listening to our clients’ points of view, and that great projects come from understanding those viewpoints and applying our technology in an environmentally responsible and effective manner. From the beginning, innovation at BioSonics has been guided by the principles of scientific openness and concern for the environment.

Bill Acker, Founder

Pioneering the use of hydroacoustic technology.

BioSonics, Inc. began in Seattle, Washington in 1978. Founded by Bill Acker, a former Professor of Engineering and Senior Scientist at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, BioSonics pioneered the application of hydroacoustic technology to monitor aquatic resources. In the early years, the primary focus was building equipment for the scientific community to assess and monitor salmon in oceans, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest. While we continue to provide solutions for fisheries research in our region, today we offer hydroacoustic solutions for monitoring biological and physical features in virtually any aquatic environment worldwide.

The BioSonics Team

Committed To Our Clients