From Open Energy Information


Manufacturer: SonTek
Measurement Category: Oceanographic
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): SL500 (1.5 to 120 m), SL1500 (3G) (0.2 to 20 m), SL3000 (3G) (0.1 to 5 m)


The Sontek-SL is an acoustic Doppler velocity sensor designed specifically for side mounting on bridges, canal walls, or riverbanks. Collects 2D velocity and other water data. Available in three range options.

Instrument Measurements

  • 2D Velocity Point Measurement (Current)
  • Pressure (Tidal)
  • Sea Surface Height (Tidal)
  • Pressure (Water)
  • Temperature (Water)
  • Wave Statistics (Wave)

Optional Sensors

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