Industrial Associates Program

The Industrial Associates Program allows CCOM to establish collaborative arrangements with the private sector and other government organizations. These relationships are established through a formal agreement that specifies the general benefits afforded the Industrial Associate as well as the contribution (typically in-kind) that will be made to the University. The nature of the contribution varies with the business of the Associate. Software manufacturers typically provide copies of their software, while hardware manufacturers provide access to their equipment. Survey companies may provide vessels or offer to collect data for us.

In return, the Associate will have access to UNH-authored, non-patented software code and algorithms, subject to a separate non-exclusive and non-transferable licensing agreement. They will receive early notice of workshops, seminars, colloquia, and publications and have opportunities to collaborate with CCOM researchers through formal and informal exchanges of ideas. Visiting scholars from the Associate’s organization may be accommodated upon request and CCOM will assist the Associate in arranging employment interviews with individual UNH students.

For more information about the Industrial Associates Program, please contact CCOM Program Support Assistant Kris Tonkin at or 603.862.3438.

Acoustic Imaging Pty Ltd is an Australian-based company with a 30-year history in the marine industry. They provide consulting services, hardware and software sales, and technical support for all facets of marine projects. Their practical knowledge in geodetics, geophysics, and hydrography ensures all aspects of your project are examined before recommending a solution. Whether it’s conducting a survey, processing / interpreting / presenting the results, or training staff on the latest techniques, Acoustic Imaging can assist your operations. 

Founded in 1974, AML Oceanographic (previously Applied Microsystems) has a 34-year track record in the field of oceanographic instrumentation.  AML supplies CTDs and sound velocimeters to military and civilian customers working in the fields of oceanography and hydrography.

Areté is an advanced science and engineering company that provides innovative solutions — from scientific discovery through production. Areté’s smart systems include active and passive sensors, real-time processing, software, and complex algorithms that operate from seafloor to space.

ASV is a leading manufacturer of Unmanned and Autonomous Marine Systems. Stretching across both sides of the Atlantic, the team has specialist expertise and experience in platform concept design, build and commissioning, operation and maintenance. ASV continue to provide solutions for commercial and defense applications across the globe. Over the past six years, ASV’s expert team of naval architects, engineers and robotics specialists have delivered over 70 systems. 

BeamworX is a software engineering and consultancy company focused on the Hydrographic Surveying and Offshore market. Based in the Netherlands, it serves a large client base around the globe. It is specialized in software for the acquisition, processing and integration of single- and multibeam echosounder data. The BeamworX software suite is a complete solution for Navigation, Dredging, Data Acquisition, Calibration and Processing Echosounder and Lidar data.

Bedrock Ocean Exploration, PBC is a technology company committed to providing the world with a free, publicly available map of our world’s oceans, 50x more detailed than the current best map available.

Bluefin Robotics, a Battelle Company, designs, manufactures and operates Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems and related technology including subsea battery power systems. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to become a world leader in AUV products designed for defense, commercial and scientific applications.

For more than 30 years, CARIS has designed and built software solutions to meet the geospatial requirements of a broad base of clients operating in the marine, land and aviation sectors. CARIS solutions deliver cutting-edge bathymetric innovations, seamless feature data management, product extraction and distribution to support a diverse product range.

Chance Maritime Technologies provides Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV's) as a service. CMT designs, builds, operates, and leases the vessels to Commercial, Government, and Universities. CMT's team of experts adapt full-power payloads and sensors for uncrewed operation. Experienced ASV/USV operators, engineers, and software developers ensure a quality, exact solution to meet customer needs.

Chesapeake Technology, Inc. (CTI) was founded in 1995 in the heart of Silicon Valley by John Gann.  Their products provide leading-edge sonar data acquisition and processing software for sidescan and sub-bottom sonar systems, and are used by hundreds of clients worldwide, including NAVO, NOAA, USGS, and many of the world's navies and universities.

Clearwater is one of the world's leading seafood companies. This Canadian company operates a large fleet of vessels and owns several processing plants throughout Eastern Canada. They are building the world's most extraordinary seafood company, dedicated to Sustainable Seafood Excellence.

David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) Marine Services Division is a recognized leader in the field of hydrographic and marine geophysical surveying and has been providing data acquisition and analysis services in ocean, coastal and inland waterways throughout the U.S. territorial waters for 30 years. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly trained group of hydrographers, surveyors, engineers and scientists who are dedicated to producing high-quality innovative geospatial products and solutions for our clients. We own and operate numerous types of surveying platforms, ranging in size from hand-deployable, remote-controlled units for rivers, streams, and small reservoirs to our flagship survey vessel Blake, an 82-foot survey vessel custom designed and built for maximum efficiency during large-scale offshore survey operations.

Established in 2000, Earth Analytic is a geospatial and archaeological consulting firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We specialize in geospatial decision-support solutions for optimized pipeline and cable route selection (SmartFootprint®), avalanche mitigation and tracking (SmartMountain™). Leveraging partnerships with Esri, Kongsberg Maritime, and the Center For Coastal and Ocean Mapping at UNH, we are developing apps and cloud-based web services to optimize seabed survey data processing and GIS integration workflows (SmartOcean™).

EdgeTech, an affiliate of ORE Offshore, provides underwater sonar systems including side scan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, bathymetric, combined and integrated systems for towed, hosted and custom installation platforms. From ship hull inspection and underwater mapping to nautical charting and oil and gas surveys, EdgeTech has been the industry leader for more than 40 years in providing underwater imaging systems to commercial, government, research and military institutions worldwide.

EIVA is an engineering company with more than 35 years’ experience in the offshore and shallow water construction and survey industry. EIVA provides software, equipment, integrated system solutions, rental services, 24/7 support and training to a wide range of segments, covering virtually any offshore and shallow water operation task. Consequently, EIVA’s customer base comprises organisations and companies from the international industry specialising in oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, oceanography, defence and security, and hydrography.

Enginuity is an R&D engineering services company that excels in developing world-class, dependable technology and solutions for marine operations, military divisions, fisheries, offshore energy, and ocean-tech startups. Our multidisciplinary engineering capabilities span mechanical, embedded electronics, robotics, automation, advanced modeling, and manufacturing. We're an agile, innovative team that thrives on hands-on problem-solving for harsh environments through rapid build-test-learn iterations. As collaborative partners, we seamlessly integrate with clients' teams, filling gaps as needed for on-time, on-budget project delivery.

EOMAP is a German tech company providing solutions based on earth observation, data science and IT. With headquarters in Munich and global offices, it supports industry, governments, and academia by space-based knowledge on aquatic environments. Specialising on satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) and water quality topics, the team holds international awards for its innovative online solutions – the eoapps. EOMAP’s overarching goal is to ease a data-driven, more sustainable management of the world’s ecosystems.

Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.

Euclideon is a world-leading 3D data technology company that has revolutionised 3D visualisation and mapping technology. Euclideon's powerful udStream platform allows users to access, visualise and collaborate on 3D models of unlimited size instantly, across multiple platforms and from any location around the World. udStream is available as a Desktop or browser app, an integration into common browser visulisation platforms or inside existing workflows and custom applications via the Software Development Kit.

Exail is a leading high-tech industrial company specializing in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. With a strong entrepreneurial culture, Exail delivers unrivaled performance, reliability and safety to itscivil and defense clients operating in severe environments. From the deep sea to outer space, Exail expands their capabilities with a full range of robust in-house manufactured components, products and systems. Employing a workforce of 1500 people worldwide, the company benefits from a global footprint and conducts its business in over 80 countries.

Exail was formed by ECA Group and iXblue joining forces in 2022. It is a subsidiary of Exail Technologies, a family-owned company specialized in high-technology.

FarSounder develops and manufactures 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes. These systems are the only products on the market capable of generating a true, 3-dimensional image ahead of a vessel in real-time. Operational and reliable at navigationally significant ranges up to 1000M and speeds up to 25 knots, the Argos Series allows users to navigate safely and confidently. The system software is able to be integrated in many bridge systems.  

Fugro collects, processes and interprets data related to the earth's surface and the soils and rocks beneath and provides advice based on the results to clients in many sectors.

Geodynamics is a hydrographic and geophysical survey organization located in Newport, North Carolina. Geodynamics was founded by university researchers in marine geology, coastal science and remote sensing with a simple business model in mind: Using cutting edge technologies and highly qualified staff, we provide meticulous data products to support our clients’ multi-disciplinary needs. To further these ends, Geodynamics joined NV5 in 2021, becoming part of an integrated geospatial services provider with capabilities including topo-bathy lidar, intertidal habitat mapping, and coastal vegetation and land cover mapping. The strength and continuing goal of Geodynamics is to provide our clients with the highest level of data quality and scientific integrity in a format that is easily applicable to both real-life management scenarios and research-oriented goals. Our success is rooted in our people—enthusiastic problem solvers with a passion for marine remote sensing, survey, and the science behind it. A focused area of expertise and a culture that promotes excellence. This is what keeps Geodynamics at the forefront of our field with a growing base of long-term clients.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Unmanned Systems (HII UxS) (formerly Hydroid), designs, manufactures, and operates multiple classes of autonomous underwater and autonomous surface vehicles,  auxiliary autonomy equipment to enable system of system integration paradigms (UxS with UxS or UxS with MxS platform), and autonomous system launch and recovery systems. Founded in 2001, HII UxS has grown to revolutionize maritime exploration, delivering hundreds of systems to customers across the globe.

HydroOctave Consulting Inc. provides customized training, analysis, and coaching expertise in the hydrographic surveying industry. Located in Fredericton, Canada, they have over 20 years of seabed mapping field experience and offer consulting services in areas such as design and execution of trials for new sonar equipment, algorithmic design and implementation, product development and management, specialized training, and management coaching. Their services are based on years of experience, academic research, and teaching, as well as an ability for communicating and mentoring.

Founded in 1984, HYPACK, Inc. (formerly Coastal Oceanographics, inc.) has evolved from a small hydrographic consultant to one of the most successfull providers of hydrographic and navigation software worldwide. HYPACK is one of the most widely used hydrographic survveying packages in the world, with more than 4.000 users.

Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.

IIC Technologies provides a full range of end-to-end geospatial solutions to the Aviation, Defense, Government, Infrastructure, Marine, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Utility sectors. Through its educational arm, the IIC Academy, IIC Technologies promotes the dissemination of geospatial  knowledge to both academia and industry.

JASCO Applied Sciences is a world leader in the science of underwater sound and its potential effects on marine life. From offices in Canada, the US, Europe, and Australia, we provide support for all aspects of environmental reviews and assessments of underwater sound impacts for the renewable energy, oil and gas, marine construction, fisheries, transport, and defence sectors. We design, develop, and manufacture state-of-the-art oceanographic data acquisition systems to meet project demands for quality, endurance, reliability and performance. We enable our clients to satisfy regulatory requirements by providing scientifically defensible assessments of their projects to government regulators and the public.

Klein Marine Systems (KMS), is based in Salem, New Hampshire, USA and is one of the oldest sonar companies in the world being registered in 1969. Klein is one of the General Oceans family of marine technology companies. 

Klein focuses on the development of advanced side scan sonar systems for military and commercial applications. These sonars include the high speed multibeam versions and singlebeam side scan sonars which are currently being used on naval and commercial crewed and uncrewed survey platforms around the world.

Founded in 1814, Kongsberg creates and delivers high-tech solutions for people who operate under challenging conditions on the oceans, in the deep sea, in national defense, and in space. GeoAccoustics, Ltd., now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, is a world-leading manufacturer of sonar seabed survey equipment. Customers include commercial survey companies, navies and marine research establishments.

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business.  

Lynker is a premier science, engineering, and technology company providing global environmental security as a trusted partner to governments, communities, and industry. Since 2008, we have supported some of NOAA's most important missions. In particular, Lynker has supported the National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS) for over 15 years providing exceptional technical support to further OCS’s mission to supply up-to-date products and services for safe navigation within the jurisdiction of the US territorial waters. 

Mitcham Industries, Inc. provides technology to the oceanographic, hydrographic, defense, seismic and security industries. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Mitcham has a global presence with operating locations in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hungary, Colombia and the United Kingdom.

Mitcham’s worldwide Marine Technology Products segment, which includes its Seamap and Klein Marine Systems units, designs, manufactures and sells specialized, high performance, marine sonar and seismic equipment. Seamap’s products include the industry-leading GunLink seismic source acquisition and control systems, SeaLink acoustic sensor and towed streamer systems, and BuoyLink RGPS tracking systems. Klein is widely recognized as the world’s leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment.

NLA International’s vision is to see the global population living in harmony with the oceans. To achieve that we champion the implementation of Blue Economy solutions, applying innovative technologies, tools and processes to create sustainable ocean environments for the people and economies that depend upon them. NLA International is increasingly recognised as a global thought leader of Blue Economy innovation and implementation.

NORBIT Subsea is a supplier of telemetry communication instrumentation and solutions. NORBIT Subsea manufactures wideband curved-array multibeam echosounder sensors for bathymetry and imaging. NORBIT’s multi-sensing concept combines multiple integrated sensors into one hardware platform with a single LAN cable connection to survey laptop. Supported sensors include any combination of bathymetric multibeam echo-sounder, inspection imaging sonar, obstacle avoidance sonar, inertial navigation sensors and LiDAR.

Ocean Exploration Trust and the Nautilus Exploration Program aim to explore the ocean, seeking out new discoveries in the fields of geology, biology, maritime history, archaeology, and chemistry while pushing the boundaries of education, outreach, and technological innovation. Our expeditions center on scientific exploration of the seafloor, collaborating with the broader research community to identify priority regions and phenomena, and sharing our expeditions with explorers around the world via live telepresence.

Ocean High Technology Institute, Inc. (OHTI) provides innovative technology for data acquisition, processing and analyzing software in the field of hydrographic and oceanographic research. It has also high technology for processing and analyzing earthquake wave.

Ocean Infinity is a technology company that is transforming operations at sea to enable people and the planet to thrive. OI own and operate the largest fleet of deepwater Hugin AUVs in the world, with 14 AUVs that are rated to 6000m and 6 that are rated to 3000m depth. This is complemented with a fleet of over 20 work class ROVs that can operate down to 6000m and 10 Unmanned Surface Vehicles. OI is currently building over 20 robotic surface vessels that are designed from the keel up to be lean crewed and operated remotely from globally located Remote Operation Centers (ROCs). These vessels, ranging from 21m to 85m in length, will be mobilized with AUVs, ROVs, Geotechnical and Geophysical spreads, and provide large moon pools and open deck space to accommodate custom payloads and logistical support for offshore tasks serving the offshore energy, logistics, defense, research, and science markets. Ocean Infinity America is a subsidiary of our parent, Ocean Infinity, with a focus on bringing these new and innovative technologies to U.S. government and research institutions. Our Teams are committed to building a more environmentally responsible way to operate at sea.

The Oceanscience Group is a world leader in development of oceanographic, hydrographic, and hydrologic deployment equipment designed to save survey time and improve data quality.

OPT provides intelligent maritime solutions and services that enable safer, cleaner, and more productive ocean operations for the defense and security, oil and gas, science and research, and offshore wind markets. The New Jersey-based company’s PowerBuoy® platforms provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote maritime and subsea applications. OPT also provides WAM-V® autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) and marine robotics services through its wholly owned subsidiary Marine Advanced Robotics.  

Optech is the world's leading maker of reliable, rugged, and innovative lidar and camera survey products, with over 35 years of experience worldwide.

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. is a certified marine services contractor providing manned and unmanned underwater solutions, design engineering, and project management services to a diverse set of clients worldwide. Expertise is available from six regional offices in the areas of wet and dry hyperbaric welding, subsea engineering services, conventional and atmospheric diving, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Remotely Operated Vehicles, and other robotic systems.

ProtectedSeas works to encourage sustainable, long-term solutions to ocean issues through innovative technology projects. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) mapping project, a public-private partnership with the NOAA MPA Center, is building the most comprehensive source for identifying place-based protections on marine extraction and delivering that to boaters through free online tools and partnerships with electronic charting providers. To help monitor and enforce MPAs, the Protected Seas’ Marine Monitor (M2) system leverages low-cost, commercial marine radar technology to provide 24/7 coverage of near-shore MPAs using custom software. 

QPS is a software company that encompasses the entire workflow, from the surveyor all the way to the pilot. Our solutions are used across a variety of industries, including hydrographic surveying, dredging, offshore construction, oil and gas, offshore wind farm support, chart production, and piloting.

QPS is headquartered in Zeist, The Netherlands, and has subsidiary offices located in Fredericton, Canada; and employees in the USA & UK, serving clients globally.

Today, the RESON name is the hallmark of sonar gear, transducers, and hydrophones that can be counted on. RESON’s SeaBat has become an industrial standard and almost all of the 1,100 RESON multibeam echosounders sold worldwide are still getting the job done 20 years on. Its fourth generation of sonar systems will provide unprecedented performance for the international oil and gas exploration industry in terms of accuracy, resolution, depth rating, and range. Headquartered in Denmark, RESON has a global presence with six offices around the world.

Saildrone is a U.S. business that designs, manufactures, and operates a fleet of the world’s most capable, proven, and trusted uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). Predominantly powered by wind and solar, Saildrone USVs have a minimal carbon footprint and are equipped with advanced sensors and AI technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean, at any time of year. Solutions include maritime domain awareness, ocean data, and ocean mapping. Saildrone operations and data collection services are encrypted and secure. 

SBG Systems designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of state-of-the-art inertial sensors such as Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), Inertial Navigation Systems with embedded GPS (INS/GPS), etc.

Sea ID builds open technology for the maritime industry with products such as Portview, M/Y School, the Crowd Sourced Bathymetry Exchange Platform, and the Maritime Registry.

Sea Machines Robotics builds Remote Command & Autonomy Systems designed to upgrade existing vessels to Optionally Unmanned Surface Vessels. Sea Machines also provides full work-ready USVs for on-water tasks such as Surveying, AUV/ROV Tendering, Boom Towing, and Barge handling. Sea Machines Robotics is bringing autonomy to workboat operations.

For decades, Hamburg-based SevenCs GmbH has been the expert in developing maritime software applications. More than 30 years of global business experience form the basis for a reliable product family, including the S-57 and S-100 chart-display kernel, professional navigation software and ENC production tools. In addition to our software, our complete range of complementary services includes training, consultancy, and customer support.

SMT Kingdom incorporates best of breed science that spans the geological, geophysical and engineering capabilities needed for interpretation. Kingdom integration allows the entire asset team to work on a common platform, while its focus on interpretation ensures that organizations are using the best-in-class solution for every field evaluation.

Spatialnetics provides bespoke consulting services on all things hydro and geospatial. With decades of industry experience, we specialize in software development services, systems integration, automation, and cloud services. Our skillsets include desktop, mobile and web development, product development, analytics, and more.

SubSeaSail LLC is an innovator of disruptively affordable, long-duration, autonomous surface sailing vessels and unique sensors. SSS monohull vessels will allow global observation in places and ways not previously possible and ocean-going multihull cargo sailing vessels will help develop resilient ocean transportation networks.

Substructure, Inc., provides marine industrial services to commercial and government organizations worldwide. Their capabilities include ultra-high-resolution hydrographic surveying and mapping, epoxy marine pile encapsulation, and corrosion control for structures and vessels. In addition, Substructure offers commercial diving, marine design and fabrication, ship husbandry and salvage, and archeological search and recovery services. Founded in 1996, Substructure is a privately held company headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Founded in 2014 in Denver, Colorado, TCarta is an independently-owned, marine remote sensing and hydrospatial data and service company specializing in satellite-based technology. TCarta provides remotely-produced, GIS-ready, satellite-derived bathymetry products, custom project consultancy, and software products for coastal marine environments, inland lakes, and water bodies.  

Celebrating both its 25th anniversary and first year as member of Teledyne Technologies, Teledyne Odom Hydrographic (formerly Odom Hydrographic Systems) continues its legacy of unwavering dedication to the principles of customer service and product innovation.

Terradepth is an ocean data-as-a-service company focused on scaling ocean data collection and dissemination, enabling unprecedented exploration of the underwater environment. This is accomplished by environmentally friendly survey and monitoring operations that collect ocean data at the edge, combined with an immersive, cloud-native geospatial data management solution for ocean data visualization, collaboration, and analysis. These capabilities enable better and faster ocean decisions.

ThayerMahan is a Groton, Connecticut-based marine autonomy company developing custom-tailored deployment, operations, data gathering and analysis services. Responsive to multiple mission sets, ThayerMahan provides acoustic and electronic autonomous surveillance and monitoring solutions along with detailed mapping and seafloor characterization capabilities. Through these offerings, the company delivers the actionable, cross-domain intelligence necessary for decision superiority. ThayerMahan provides services to a range of clients including government, defense, offshore wind, and academia. 

Trimble Applanix designs, builds, delivers, and supports products and solutions designed specifically for the hydrographic survey industry. With over 20 years of established leadership in the marine sector, Applanix POS MV has become the industry standard in positioning for hydrographic vessels. Trimble Applanix provides advanced products and scalable solutions maximizing productivity through Mobile Mapping and Positioning.

Tyco International Ltd. is a diversified, global company that provides thousands of products and services vitally important to customers around the world. Our products range from electronic security and alarm monitoring to fire-fighting equipment and breathing apparatus, water purification and flow control solutions.

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest-growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, over 1,000 employees and 40 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.