Provides highly accurate measurements of PAR (400–700 nm) in all aquatic environments.

Satlantic and WET Labs have partnered to develop the ECO-PAR™ sensor, which provides highly accurate measurements of PAR (400–700 nm) in all aquatic environments.

Equipped with quality precision optics and proven Bio-wiper™ technology, the ECO-PAR™ sensor can be deployed for extended periods without a reduction in data quality caused by biofouling. Additionally, the ECO-PAR™ has optional internal data logging and power capabilities, precluding the need for an external logging device and battery pack.

Research applications

  • Long-term monitoring on moorings and buoys
  • Water quality studies
  • Phytoplankton physiology and photosynthesis studies
  • Aquatic productivity studies


Diameter 6.3 cm
Length 12.7 cm
Weight in air 0.4 kg
Weight in water 0.02 kg
Pressure housing Acetal copolymer
Temperature range 0–30 deg C
Depth rating 200 m


Collector area 86 mm 2
Detectors 17 mm 2 silicon photodiode
Field of view Cosine response (within 3% @ 0–60 degrees)


Digital output resolution 14 bit
RS-232 output 19200 baud
Analog output signal 0–5 V
Internal data logging optional
Internal batteries optional
Anti-fouling Bio-wiper™ optional
Bio-wiper™ cycle 140 mA
Input 7–15 VDC
Current, typical 80 mA
Current, sleep 85 µA
Data memory 90,000 samples
Sample rate to 8 Hz
Connector MCBH6M

SatView is a real-time interactive data logging and display application for use with Satlantic radiometers. SatView makes it easy to connect to your Satlantic instruments and view time series, spectral plots, and depth profiles while capturing data for subsequent conversion and post-processing.

SatView features include:

  • Easy set up and configuration management
  • Serial communications direct to instruments
  • Real-time graphical display of incoming data
  • Ancillary sensor integration
  • Custom log file headers
  • Surface pressure tare
  • Support for profiling, in-situ and towing deployments

Download SatView 2.9.5

Released April 11, 2014

SatView 2.9 provides Windows 7 compatibility, improved PAR sensor support, wavelength range settings for spectral views, additional cast card fields for post-processing, support for up to 96 serial ports, GPS data validation and many more. Please refer to the release notes for a detailed list of recent improvements.

File SatView-2.9.5-b7-x86.exe for Microsoft Windows

SatCon is a software utility for converting raw binary data, as logged by SatView, into readable ASCII text suitable for import by third party applications such as spreadsheets or databases. Data can be extracted in calibrated physical units or raw binary counts. SatCon can be operated interactively through a user friendly graphical interface, or in batch mode as a background process.

For minimum system requirements, installation instructions, and new features, please refer to the release notes in the SatCon User Manual.

Download SatCon 1.5.5

Released April 28, 2011
File SatCon-1.5.5-b2-x86.exe for Microsoft Windows
Product Data Sheet

ECO-PAR™ Datasheet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
PDF icon 2014_datasheet_ECO PAR.pdf
Product Manual

SatCon 1.5 Manual

Satlantic SatCon 1.5 Manual.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
PDF icon SatCon-1.5-Manual.pdf
Product Manual

SatView 2.9 Manual

Satlantic SatView 2.9 Manual.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
PDF icon SatView-2.9-Manual.pdf

What are SIP files?

Files that are delivered with Satlantic and third party equipment to describe the sensors data output and calibration coefficients come in two types. Calibration files or *.cal files and telemetry definition format files or *.tdf files. In some cases, systems are created that network many sensors together and their combined data is provided in one serial output.

The simplest example is a HOCR sensor that generates both light and dark frames. A more complex example is a HPROII profiling system that may contain as many as 5 sensors and 7 individual calibration and tdf files. These files must be used to both collect and process the data.

This can become quite confusing to keep track of all these files so Satlantic developed SIP files. All CAL and TDF files required for a system are zipped using winzip and the extension changed from *.ZIP to *.SIP. The file name includes the system description (usually the network master serial number) and the creation date. This SIP file can then be used in place of individual files to collect and process data.

Bioshutter II

The Bioshutter II is an autonomous underwater shutter attachment designed for use with Satlantic radiometers. The primary purpose of the shutter is to prevent marine bio-fouling of the sensor optics in moored, time-series application. Copper, and copper-based alloys have long been known to have good resistance against bio fouling and have been used in a diverse variety of commercial applications. Scientists working at the University of California Santa Barbara Ocean Physics Lab under the auspices of the National Ocean Partnership Programs' (NOPP) Ocean System of Chemical, Optical, and Physcial Experiments (O-SCOPE) project developed an underwater shutter device for use with instruments such as Satlantic's OCR-500 and HyperOCR series instruments. The Satlantic Bioshutter II device builds upon the success of this instrument by combining an innovative copper shutter and an input power controlled motor drive assembly to ensure robust operation in harsh marine environments.


  Photo Credit: Boussole