Product Overview

A highly accurate upward-looking instrument for measuring waves at continental shelf depths.

The Wave Profiler allows the user to measure non-directional wave parameters continuously for long periods of time with high temporal and spatial resolution in deeper water from the safety of an underwater mooring. The instrument is particularly useful for clients who need to measure long-period waves (such as rogue waves or infra-gravity waves), waves in wash and in wakes, and non-linear waves.  Collecting wave data in coastal shelf regions presents many challenges:

  • Depths up to 225 meters
  • Extreme wave conditions
  • Strong currents
  • Marginal ice zones
  • Exposure to vandalism and heavy vessel traffic


  • Operating Frequency 420 kHz
  • Sampling rate 2 Hz
  • Range up to 225m
  • 8 GB Compact Flash, 16 GB Compact Flash optional
  • 0.17m diameter x 1.1m length
  • 37 kg (in ruggedized shipping/storage case)
Wave Profiler