New Hydrophone Sensor Expands Underwater Noise Monitoring Capabilities

Ready for a powerful new addition to your environmental monitoring toolkit? Due to popular demand, Soft dB is introducing a powerful hydrophone sensor for measuring underwater noise levels.

This innovative integration allows you to simultaneously capture comprehensive environmental data above land and below water. 

Why Monitor Underwater Noise?

For construction projects, industrial operations, and other activities occurring near rivers, lakes, oceans and other bodies of water, monitoring underwater noise is critical. Many environmental regulations have strict limits in place around acceptable underwater noise levels to protect sensitive marine life.

Excessive underwater noise can have devastating impacts on species like fish, mammals, and other aquatic fauna. It can cause permanent or temporary hearing loss, damage delicate hearing structures, mask important communications, and even lead to death for some marine life.

The new hydrophone sensor precisely measures these underwater pressure waves in real-time. It provides underwater noise data by frequency bands like octaves and 1/3 octaves, allowing you to verify compliance with regulatory limits.

Unified Environmental Monitoring

The true power of the hydrophone lies in its seamless integration with the Watch station’s other world-class sensors. You can connect up to 3 different sensor types simultaneously, allowing you to create a unified view of your project’s environmental impacts.

That means a single cloud-based dashboard displaying synchronized data streams of:

  • Airborne noise levels
  • Ground vibrations
  • Air overpressure from blasts
  • Weather conditions
  • AND underwater noise levels

This unified view simplifies environmental monitoring, analysis, and reporting. It’s perfect for projects like port construction, offshore oil/gas, wind farms, underwater blasting/demolition, and any other industrial activities occurring in aquatic environments.

Automated Reporting

The hydrophone also works hand-in-hand with Soft dB’s patented Master Trigger system for automated reporting after blasting events. If you’re using the hydrophone alongside vibration monitoring, you’ll automatically receive comprehensive reports summarizing the vibration, air overpressure, airborne noise, and underwater noise impacts within minutes of each blast.

No more manual reporting. No more missed data correlations. Just seamless environmental intelligence delivered instantly.

The new hydrophone solidifies the Watch station’s position as the most powerful, portable, and cost-effective solution for comprehensive environmental monitoring and compliance.

Contact the Sound Directions team today to learn how this game-changing new sensor can help simplify environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance on your next project.