Global Leaders in Innovative Solutions for Our Environment

About Us

ASL Environmental Sciences is a world class company with over 40 years of experience in oceanographic, acoustic, equipment leasing, remote sensing, ice research products and scientific consulting services. Our products include the well-known, industry standard Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) deployed in hundreds of locations world-wide. We provide clients with consulting services including Flow Measurement, Numerical Modeling, Wave Measurement and Analysis, Sediment Transport and Ice Studies. 

On the Road Again

ASL is globetrotting again! Following nearly three years of carefully adhering to pandemic health and safety guidelines, we are once again attending and exhibiting at international ocean technology tradeshows and scientific conferences around the world. Through challenging and interesting times, our dedicated staff has remained fully engaged with our valued customers, and we welcome you to visit us anytime at our office. A healthy and safe office environment is a top priority for us, and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.

We look forward to seeing you here, or out there!  

What We Do

ASL Partners with Edgewise Environmental

ASL Environmental Sciences Inc. (ASL) and Edgewise Environmental Consultancy Ltd. (Edgewise) have partnered to offer the North American offshore marine energy sector a comprehensive full-service team of ocean specialists. With a cumulative 60+ years of ocean experience and extensive on-water experience on all three of Canada’s coastlines, we strive to deliver innovative multidisciplinary solutions for your marine energy project needs.

Comprehensive physical oceanography studies
Sea ice studies
Biological oceanography studies
Marine mammal and seabird observation
Passive acoustic monitoring (PAM)
Environmental Training

ANB Sensors

ASL’s Dr. Matthew Asplin joins the Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors

ASL Environmental Sciences Inc. congratulates its own, Dr. Matthew Asplin on his recent election to the Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors to a three-year term (2023 – 2026). We also wish to extend our sincere congratulations to the other newly elected members and wish them all the best in working together to push Marine Renewable Energy projects forward in Canada! Marine Renewables Canada is the national association for tidal, offshore wind, wave and river current energy, representing a membership of technology and project developers, suppliers, utilities, Indigenous organizations, researchers, and communities. 

Yellow Buoy

ASL Floating New Wave Measurement Opportunities

ASL is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired three Mesemar PBM-15 Polyethylene buoys for a major metocean study we are undertaking for a client project. These buoys are designed to the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) recommendations and are made from high-quality rotomoulded virgin polyethylene, filled with closed-cell expanded polyurethane foam. These are very suitable for deep-water sites where extreme weather requires a more robust buoy for metocean data collection. They feature the ability to add an internal ballast weight for greater stability and high shock resistance.    

Midge Fly hatch

Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) Used to Monitor Diving Insects in Lake Malawi, East Africa

Dr. Philip Matthews, Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia and winner of the 2023 annual Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) award, and Dr Maxon Ngochera, Chief Fisheries Research Officer, Malawi, have now completed their field work. This work centered on examining the unmatched diel migration of the aquatic larvae of the Chaoborus edulis, a midge fly that is abundant in Lake Malawi, East Africa.  The goal of this research was to use ASL’s multifrequency AZFP to better understand the physiology and ecology of Chaoborus edulis larvae, the deepest free-diving insects in the world. 

Specialized Divisions


Innovative Solutions for Flow Measurements in Hydroelectric Plants

Remote Sensing

We have been providing consulting services and contract research and development in airborne and satellite remote sensing since 1983.

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We acknowledge and respect the Coast Salish and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples and their historical and present-day relationships with the land and waters that ASL operates within today.

ASL Environmental Sciences #1-6703 Rajpur Place V8M 1Z5 Saanichton, BC

Phone: +1 250-656-0177
Email: [email protected]