The SeaDarQ system uses radar processing technology to extract hydrographic, oceanographic and environmental information from radar waves.
Over the past 25 years the Dutch Governmental Institute TNO has researched and completed extensive experiments focused on radar and antenna design. These experiments have successfully demonstrated how radar waves reflected from the sea surface contain valuable information which can be extracted using complex algorithms to process radar clutter. This information is very valuable in the fields of oceanography, hydrography, maritime safety and environmental protection. In 2003, the Dutch Institute TNO formed a joint venture with Tech 5 B.V., a company designing and building electronic measuring systems. Through this venture the company SeaDarQ B.V. was formed. The advanced technology developed by TNO and the expertise of Tech 5 B.V. was exported and incorporated into industry through SeaDarQ B.V.
Since its formation in 2003, SeaDarQ has been delivering products worldwide using a distribution network and OEM partners with local service facilities. Its customers include Coast Guards, Ship-owners, VTS-integrators and Port Authorities.
In 2011 SeaDarQ has been acquired by the Nortek Group and since then the product development has continued steadily. SeaDarQ is being developed at Nortek Group Dutch office, which also develops the innovative SurveyVM package.