RS Aqua: Our Purpose & Values

“Enabling aquatic science and exploration for a safe and sustainable future”

  • Strength through diversity of our team, our technology and our customers
  • Going the extra mile for our customers because it’s the right thing to do
  • Transforming our environment by enabling extraordinary scientific research
  • Investing in the future of our team, our communities and our environment
  • Accountable for our actions to our customers, collaborators and ourselves


RS Aqua were founded in 1982, supplying high-specification marine instrumentation and submersible systems to scientists and engineers.

We supply our own products, such as the WaveRadar REX2 and ORCA acoustic recorder, and have a global network of partner companies who design and manufacture cutting edge technologies.

We only work with innovative and high-specification sensors, systems and platforms – ensuring our equipment is easy to use and of the highest standards.

All our equipment is tailored to specific customer needs, from data processing to a variety of telemetry options.

All our technical staff are marine scientists or instrument technicians by training, meaning we can provide a lifetime of product and advanced technical support, application advice, extensive calibrations and services.

Our team of technical specialists will work with you to identify the most appropriate solution for your requirement.  If we can help you, we gladly will.  If we can’t, then we’ll let you know who can.


Environment & Fisheries

We work with most UK and Irish agencies, fisheries management bodies, and many ecological consultancies to supply fish and aquatic animal tracking systems, such as Vemco acoustic tags and receiver arrays.  RS Aqua’s marine and environmental scientists are on hand to consult on study design, equipment selection, complimentary technologies (e.g. water quality sensors, satellite and RFID tags, acoustic releases, data management), as well as providing ongoing project support. In addition, fisheries and aquaculture customers benefits from our systems to measure waves, currents, bathymetry, turbidity, pollutants and more.

Environmental consultancies, agencies and research bodies rely on RS Aqua for consultancy and support on sensors selection for offshore and inland water mitigation studies, pollutant monitoring, oil spill, water quality, bathing water directives, waste water monitoring, marine mammal tracking and detection, underwater noise and PAM.

Marine Science

We work with every University, Research Institution and Government Agency with a marine or aquatic focus in the UK and Ireland.  Our sensors and equipment are used and relied upon by Oceanographers and Marine Scientists operating in every Ocean, from the equator to the Arctic and Antarctic.  We have worked with partners in academia to e.g. develop seafloor lander systems for collecting environmental data via a deep water observatory, powered by intelligent battery packs and data loggers, with various options to get data to the surface and onto cloud based servers.  We are a key framework supplier for marine autonomous systems to Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded organisations.

We do also supply equipment and services to many Universities and Institutes for non-marine applications, e.g. fluorometers for civil engineering / dye tracing exercises, water quality sensors for waste water studies, Iridium satellite telemetry services for all sorts of applications, and much much more!

Offshore Resources

We are a trusted global supplier, with long term relationships with key industry players throughout the world. We work with oil and gas majors, offshore wind companies, developers, survey companies, systems integrators and various maritime operators to supply sensors, systems, software and expertise.

Our sensors typically used to monitor wave conditions, currents, underwater noise, bathymetry, oil spill and various other parameters.  Our maritime customers source complete measurement systems from us, e.g. to monitor real-time wave heights from ships, fully integrated with an MRU or gyrocompass for vessel motion compensation via our custom built software.  Subsea engineering equipment, such as high performance rechargeable batteries, data loggers, buoyancy and glass instruments housings are also supplied.

Survey & Inspection

Offshore survey companies, inland water surveyors, hydrographers, ROV, AUV and Glider operators benefit from RS Aqua’s equipment and services, for many applications.  For example, our sensors, beacons and asset tracking devices on installed on ROVs, AUVs and gliders around the world.  Our sensors and measurement systems are used to characterise meteorological and oceanographic conditions, measure various environment parameters, map the seabed and shipping channels with high-end multi-beam echo sounders and side-scan sonars, and much more.

Our customers in military and security domains use our sensors and systems for e.g. measuring real-time oceanographic conditions during ship trials, asset tracking, geo-intelligence gathering, underwater noise monitoring and more.

Privacy Statement

RS Aqua GDPR Privacy Statement.

RS Aqua is committed to providing an efficient and effective service to our customers while at the same time safeguarding their details that we are obliged to hold to fulfil contractual requirements.

  • RS Aqua only collects and holds business related information:
    • Email addresses
    • Business addresses,
    • Phone and fax numbers
    • Title
    • Department
  • Information is only gathered directly by customer contact, tender process or incoming enquiries.
  • We collect only the data required to carry out legitimate business functions
  • Information is stored on secure local and cloud servers
  • Information is only shared with 3rd parties to satisfy contractual or legal requirements
  • Individual rights as laid down by GDPR are written into company policy
  • Data processors acting on behalf of RS Aqua do so under formal contract and meet GDPR obligations
  • For all GDPR enquiries, please email with GDPR in the subject line.