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 Administrative Assistant Linda Prescott 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. 

Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB) develops and markets airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic and topgraphic surveys. AHAB is headquartered in Jönköping, Sweden.

Alidade Hydrographic Pty. Ltd. was established in 2012 to provide hydrographic surveying, consulting and management services to organisations engaged in undersea activities. Based in the dynamic Great Barrier Reef region in Cairns, Australia, Alidade Hydrographic is ideally situated to provide specialist hydrographic surveying services to marine scientists, resource exploration enterprises, operators of offshore facilities, construction companies and shipping operators in Australia. With extensive experience in hydrographic surveying, shipping, chart production, systems engineering and software development, Alidade Hydrographic is able to provide a broad set of services to their clients.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

CNS Systems operates in the global maritime and aviation markets with specific expertise in Communication, Navigation and Surveillance of traffic.  They deliver a wide range of complete system solutions and unit level solutions.

EarthNC, Inc. is a privately held, Florida based corporation made up of a growing team of energetic engineers and outdoor enthusiasts (believe it or not, that mix does exist out in the wild). The team has particularly deep experience in spatial mapping systems development and the integration of dynamic data sets (chart tiles and weather feeds for example) in web and mobile applications.

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.

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.

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company engages in research and development of technology for exploration, development, production and gas commercialization. The company was founded in 1964 and is based in Houston, Texas. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company operates as a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation

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.

The Hidrográfico Marinha Portugal's mission is crucial to ensure activities related to science and techniques of the sea, with a view to their application in the military, and contribute to the development of the country of Portugal in science and marine environmental protection.

Higgs Hydrographic Tek HHT provides the technical expertise you need to get the job done. They can provide a turn-key Hydrographic Survey solution with their Hydrographic Survey Launch. They also assist customers in identifying the necessary equipment for purchase and provide technical support, installation, with continued service and training. Higgs Hydrographic Tek is the solid choice for your next project. Whether you are an experienced surveyor with the newest technology or you are new to using sonar systems and hydrographic surveying. Higgs Hydrographic Tek can support all your survey requirements.

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.

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.

L3 Communications, a division of Klein Associates, Inc., is a leading sensor technology company which provides high-resolution sonar systems, marine navigation systems and waterside security and surveilance systems.

NovAtel supplies high precision position and orientation technology to the marine navigation and hydrographic survey market. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, their Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology is used for a wide range of positioning and relative positioning applications. Their core marine technology is SPAN(r), which combines GNSS positioning and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). The result is the accuracy of GNSS and the stability of IMU measurements, providing exceptional 3D navigation and attitude that is stable and continuously available. NovAtel is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

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.

Oceanic Imaging Consultants, Inc. was founded in 1993 as a spin-off of research done for the Office of Naval Research at the University of Hawaii. OIC produces a wide range of hydrographic software systems including the GeoDAS series, CleanSweep, ROVer’s Eye, OICclass and PipeTrack. OIC strives to bring to clients the critical solutions to any seafloor imaging problems, leading the industry in providing expertise and quality in products and service.

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.

Ohmex Ltd., located near Southampton, UK, was established in April 2000 and is primarily a manufacturer of equipment involved in environmental science applications, such as environmental data collection, land and hydrographic surveying systems.

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.

Quality Positioning Services BV (QPS) from Zeist, The Netherlands is an independent software design company founded in 1986. The main activity of QPS is focused on system integration and the development of software systems. These are used for hydrographic surveys, sea-floor mapping, portable pilot units and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) production. QPS publishes QINSy, Fledermaus, and Qastor softwares.

Established in 1983, Quester Tangent is a privately owned, Canadian corporation and a designer and manufacturer of software products and hardware systems that allow users to acquire, monitor, validate and process large amounts of data in either historical or real-time. While the application of the technology is ideal for any industry requiring data handling and supervised or unsupervised processing capabilities, the company's two current key markets are marine sciences and transit electronics. To date, Quester Tangent has sales in over 40 countries.

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.

SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions.

SevenCs GmbH is a leading provider for software components in the maritime industry. Their core product is the EC2007 ECDIS Kernel, used by OEMs worldwide to display digital charts and to provide navigational functions. Furthermore the company offers software tools for the production of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC Tools) and specialist navigation applications for maritime pilots, navies and workboats. 

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.

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.

SURVICE provides innovative systems engineering solutions for both National Defense and Commercial/Private Enterprises. Their integrated technical expertise includes a wide range of nationally recognized disciplines. SURVICE is headquartered in Belcamp, Maryland.

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.

Triton Imaging, Inc. is a developer of high-performance, highly automated software tools for seafloor mapping and underwater imaging applications. Their products are designed to acquire, process, fuse, visualize, and interpret data from a wide array of seafloor imaging sensors including: sidescan sonars, single and multibeam echo-sounders, seismic sub-bottom profilers, and many other scan-based information streams.

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.

YSI manufactures rugged, reliable and versatile products for the measurement of a variety of water quality parameters. Their instruments, software, and data collection platforms are focused on environmental monitoring and testing.