BioSonics has been developing and manufacturing ground-breaking aquatic ecosystem monitoring systems since 1978. Our aquatic monitoring systems provide critical data and insights needed for making informed, environmentally responsible decisions about underwater resource management and development.

Whether in support of academic research, fisheries, aquaculture, or renewable energy, we have the right hydroacoustic solution to help gather unbiased observational data that is reliable and scientifically defensible.

Our Commitment to Our Customers

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 Hydroacoustic Innovation

BioSonics, Inc. was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1978 by Bill Acker, a former Professor of Engineering and Senior Scientist at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory. From the beginning, BioSonics has 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 a wide range of hydroacoustic technology solutions for monitoring biological and physical features in virtually any aquatic environment in the world.

We believe in fostering an environment that supports creative solutions and have found that greatest ideas often come from listening to our customers. Even after more than four decades we are still inspired and motivated every day to find ways to apply our technology in an environmentally responsible and effective manner.

With dozens of patents already under our belt, we continually innovate and invent, including our latest solution, the first long-range sonar device with 360 degrees of coverage and marine mammal friendly low frequency sound suppression.

Bill Acker, Founder

Our Commitment to the Environment

From the beginning, innovation at BioSonics has been guided by the principles of scientific openness and concern for the environment.

Our work is about keeping our oceans, lakes, and rivers resilient and healthy, making sure economic activity is sustainable and that marine life is protected. We are in business to help preserve our natural resources.

Our Team

We are fortunate to have some of the best scientific sonar engineers in the world with an unmatched level of experience and dedication to solving customer problems. They are committed to providing creative, innovative, and environmentally responsible solutions with stellar customer support.