Profiling Current Meter

The Aanderaa Doppler Current Profiler Sensor (DCPS), which is also known as an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), is a 600 kHz profiler with a range of 30-110 m. It is available as a stand-alone current meter and complete instrument. The profiler has a configuration for:

  • Upward or downward use.
  • User-selectable broadband/narrow-band
  • Parallel columns referenced to the surface and instrument simultaneously
  • Surface current measurements
  • Directional waves
  • Unique ability to collect high-quality current information on moving and tilting platforms
  • Used as stand-alone or with a SeaGuardII multiparameter Platform.

The ADCP is designed for maximum compatibility. It can be seamlessly integrated with any logger/modem capable of reading serial RS232 and/or RS422. This stand-alone unit is stripped to remove the overhead of a datalogger if not needed, making it a versatile tool for various applications.

SeaGuardII DCP and SmartGuard are multiparameter instruments from Aanderaa that combine current profiling with other ocean parameters. It has the capacity to serve as an observatory.

Single-Point Current Meter

The SeaGuard platform combined with a suite of Aanderaa Smart Sensors offers large flexibility to adapt the instrument for different missions. Sensors can be plug-and-play added as desired on to the top plate of the instrument or cable connected or included in sensor strings. Analog and serial ports also makes it possible to add sensors from other manufacturers.

One software, the Real Time collector, is used to communicate and set-up all Aanderaa platforms and smart sensors.

Collected data is plotted and analyzed using the 3D-studio software and if the instruments are used on-line the GeoView or the new Hydrosphere software are often selected for real-time presentation of the measurements and for database storage.

For shallow water applications we offer the RCM-Blue an affordable, 300m rated, single point current meter with exceptional autonomy and Blue Tooth communication for set up and data download.

To learn more about these instruments, ocean water currents and their abilities please look at the video of a yearly service of two SeaGuard instruments used for coastal monitoring.

Data & Specification Sheets

SEAGUARD® Recording Current Meter

SEAGUARD® String system

ZPulse® Doppler Current Sensor 4420

Optical Turbidity Sensor 4296

Doppler Current Sensor Blue 5430

SeaGuardII DCP

SeaGuardII DCP Dual Head

Doppler Current Profiler Sensor (DCPS) 5400/5402/5403

In-line DCS


DCS Applications

SeaGuardII DCP Wave Flyer

Acoustic Doppler Current Meters in high fouling environments

SeaGuardII DCP

Ocean and Coastal Monitoring Solutions

News & Press Releases

Final field work in wind platform project in the Baltic Sea

SeaGuard records 1014 days of data at Hawaiian deep-water coral site

Five generations of instruments in service

Accurate directional waves with adaptive broadband - SeaGuardII DCP Wave

From the screaming '60s to a beach in South Africa

Combined strength of Aanderaa and YSI in Arctic studies

Artificial Cod Reef Project Aims to Get the Cod Back

Mineral Mining on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Improved Marine Waters Monitoring in Bulgaria

Application Notes

Aquaculture Pens in Tasmania, Australia

High Quality Currents from Surface and Bottom Platforms

Environmental impact of ship traffic: mixing and pollution spreading

Demo of Wireless DCS

Demo av Trådløs DCS - Norwegian Version

Monitoring of earthquake-triggered turbidity currents in the Marmara Sea

Articles & Papers

SeaGuardII DCP Wave white paper

SeaGuard Current Meters Case Study

Kolje Fjord Observatory - YSI EXO2 and AADI SeaGuard

The incredible adventure of the UNCW lander

Mission Water - Mystery at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea

Mission Water # 10: Going to the Hadal

Productivity of a coral reef

Drilling into the Abyss




Accurate Wave Measurement Guide

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