About Ocean Visuals

Welcome to Ocean Visuals

Ocean Visuals AS is a Norwegian company providing sensor systems for early detection
of oil and organics in water.

We are winners of European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Grants in Deeptech 2024

Ocean Visuals offer OWL™ LiDAR sensor systems for real-time detection and classification of oil and organics in the sea. We provide real-time data gathering with our best-in-class photonics sensory and contextualize the data from the air, on the surface and subsea to extract insights.

We deliver Oil-in-Water Locator, OWL™ sensor systems for real-time detection, verification and classification of oil-in-water. Our suite of OWL™ sensors detect hydrocarbon molecules down to part-per-million level, ppm. From the air and above the water surface, AIR OWL™, ELF OWL™ and SEA OWL™ sensors detect hydrocarbon molecules 3 meter into the water column.

Ocean Visuals' OWL™ technology combines LIF Lidar with real-time data processing and advanced algorithms to differentiate between various types of oil and other substances, even in complex and changing marine environments. Our technology is indeed a powerful tool for oil spill detection and response, reducing both the environmental impact of spills and the cost of cleanup efforts.

OWL™ sensors use Hyper-spectral Laser-Induced Fluorescence LiDAR lasers to excite the hydrocarbon molecules that creates a unique spectral image for that particular measurement sample. The sample may then be matched against a library of known oil type spectral samples, enabling real-time classification of that particular oil type sample. OWL™ sensors operate in the invisible spectrum of ultra-violet light and operating them is eye-safe.

Ocean Visuals has patented the technology with United States Patent # US 10041882 granted 7.August 2018 and European patent # EP3074752 - DEVICE FOR REMOTE OIL DETECTION granted 8.March 2024.

We are a proud recipient of the European Commission #SealOfExcellence and the EIC Accelerator Grants