Pin Icon

1978

The company was founded as ORE Ltd by Dave Stone and Dick Stafford, starting as a leasing operation of offshore research equipment including Side Scan, Profiling, SBL/LBL positioning and Acoustic Telemetry.

1978
Pin Icon

1982

ORE Ltd was acquired by electrical engineering firm Ferranti, becoming Ferranti O.R.E Ltd.

1982
Pin Icon

1983

Ferranti O.R.E moved to the current site at Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, UK.

1983
Pin Icon

1984

Equipment manufacturing started onsite.  Including the 5430A & 5420A transmitters.

1984
Pin Icon

1988

The first TPIIM USL Tracking systems were sold. This was enhanced in 2002 and more recently in 2019. These systems are now used by many Navies around the world.

1988
Pin Icon

1991

Following a management buyout from Ferranti, the company changed its name to GeoAcoustics Ltd.

1991
Pin Icon

1994

The SS940 DFSS was launched.  It was enhanced in 1998 and also supplied for Naval operations.

1994
Pin Icon

2000

The first generation of the GeoSwath bathymetric system was launched, it was updated in 2006 to the GS+(GeoSwathPlus), and in 2016, the GeoSwath 4 was released.

2000
Pin Icon

2008

GeoAcoustics Ltd. was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime and became Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd.

2008
Pin Icon

2014

Pulsar side scan sonar was launched.

2014
Pin Icon

2018

Manufacturing of the Kongsberg Maritime TOPAS systems was started on site.

2018
Pin Icon

2019

GeoPulse Compact was launched.

2019
Pin Icon

2020

Following a management buyout in December 2020, GeoAcoustics Ltd once again became an independent company.

2020

Privacy Preference Center