OceanContour is a standalone, interactive desktop application that provides data visualization and processing capabilities for acoustic Doppler systems. Currently targeting Nortek‚Äôs Signature series and other AD2CP based instruments and the Vectrino Profiler, version 2.0.x provides interactive QA/QC, data averaging and wave processing in addition to the display of all data products from the supported instruments. 

Turbulence processing and tidal analysis will be added in the near future. Data products at all stages of analysis can be exported to Matlab or NetCDF for further analysis as required.

Display and Data Processing Software for Oceanographic Instrumentation



Beneath the wealth of data gathered
lies an elegant, orderly simplicity

Import and display all data products from supported instruments. Split AD2CP raw data files are combined and processed as one.  Multi-gigabyte data support is provided by segmenting data into contiguous time series files.

Multiple workspaces containing multiple projects can be created to conveniently organize data.

Generate reports in Word, Power Point or export all images into files that the user can manipulate as required.

Interactive QA/QC lets you identify areas of poor data quality and exclude them from further processing.

Easy data import

Multi-project setup

Flexible export options

Interactive QA/QC

Variety of different data visualization view are supported. These include contour images, histograms, profile / time series plots, stick plots and other formats.


Contact us

Ocean Illumination

c/o NortekUSA,
21 Drydock Avenue, Boston,
02210 MA, USA




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