Eco ADCP: Capabilities and more

How does Eco work?

  • The Nortek Eco is a portable Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
  • The instrument detects the depth it is at and uses that information to split the water column above into three equal depth layers.
  • Eco uses acoustic signals to measure current speed and direction for each of the three depth layers.
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Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) - Nortek Eco

How can I use Eco?

  • Eco is rated for a maximum depth of 50 m.
  • Eco has a measurement range of 20 m, but can operate with as little as 30 cm of water above the instrument. 
  • Most Eco deployments last around a month or less, but can vary depending on how often you want to take measurements. 
  • Eco must be used upward-looking.
View Eco technical specifications
Eco ADCP - acoustic Doppler current profiler

Three steps to collect ADCP data

Eco ADCP data - deploy


Configure your Eco and
deploy in waters from 0.3 m to 50 m deep with one of two
easy-to-use deployment solutions.

Eco ADCP data retrieve


Retrieve your Eco at the designated time. Wirelessly download your data and upload it to the cloud with the Eco WebApp.

Eco ADCP data processing


The Eco WebApp automatically generates graphs and datasets so you can visualize and share your data with ease.

View the Eco WebApp

What you get:

Automatically generated graphs and datasets

Eco creates graphs and datasets for you in the Eco WebApp. Easily visualize your data with:

  • Feather plots, polar scatters, histograms and more, showing velocity in three depth layers.
  • Temperature, pressure and tilt measurements.
  • One-click generation of a comprehensive PDF showing all views of your data.
View some sample data
Eco ADCP WebApp - automatically generated graphs and datasets