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Underwater Acoustic Communication Market Report 2022: Growing Need for Environmental Monitoring and Sea Floor Mapping Bolsters Sector -

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January 13, 2023 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2023--

The “Underwater Acoustic Communication Market by Interface Platform (Sensor Interface, Acoustic Modem), Application (Environmental Monitoring, Pollution Monitoring, Hydrography, Oceanography), Communication Depth, End User and Region - Global Forecast to 2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The underwater acoustic communication market size is valued at USD 2.1 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to be USD 3.5 billion by 2028; growing at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2023 to 2028. The growing deployment of acoustic navigation for underwater positioning and increasing use of underwater communication by oil & gas industry is expected to drive the market.

Intensifying need for reliable and secure communication in defense and homeland security

Underwater wireless communication is used by several end users, especially from the aerospace & defense, oil & gas, and homeland security segments. Reliable and secure communication is one of the major concerns for these end users. The data collected by defense, homeland security, and other end users contain crucial information that needs to be secured throughout the communication channel so that it can be protected from intruders.

Growing demand for environmental monitoring and seafloor mapping

Acoustic sensing contains various sonar devices for seafloor mapping, submersible navigation, and underwater objects. The Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) plan to cooperate globally to map the whole seafloor topography by the end of 2030. The detailed charted topography of the whole ocean will aid in understanding marine geology, utilizing marine mineral and renewable energy resources, monitoring marine geohazards, and providing route surveys for underwater cables and pipelines.

Security threat in underwater communication

The security threats in underwater communications can be divided into passive and active attacks, in accordance with the actions taken by the intruders. In a passive attack, intruders simply try to obtain data, while in an active attack, they attempt to inject, alter, or delete data by introducing malicious nodes. In either case, the concept of authenticated data access offers a high-level solution, which can prevent IoUT network both from passive data extraction and from active data injection.

Market Dynamics


  • Increasing Adoption of Underwater Acoustic Modems in Oil & Gas Industry
  • Growing Need for Reliable and Secure Communication in Defense and Homeland Security Sectors
  • Rising Deployment of Acoustic Navigation for Underwater Positioning


  • Limited Speed of Data Transmission and Delayed Delivery Rates in Underwater Communication


  • Use of 5G Network for Underwater Communication
  • Growing Demand for Environmental Monitoring and Seafloor Mapping


  • Bandwidth Limitation Associated with Underwater Acoustic Communication
  • Security Threat in Underwater Communication

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Underwater Acoustic Communication Market, by Interface Platform
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Sensor Interface
6.3 Acoustic Modem
6.3.2 Hardware
6.3.3 Software
6.4 Others

7 Underwater Acoustic Communication Market, by Communication Depth
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Shallow Water
7.3 Medium Water
7.4 Long Water
7.5 Full Ocean

8 Underwater Acoustic Communication, by Operating Range
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Short Range
8.3 Medium Range
8.4 Long Range

9 Underwater Acoustic Communication Market, by Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Environmental Monitoring
9.3 Pollution Monitoring
9.4 Climate Monitoring
9.5 Hydrography
9.6 Oceanography
9.7 Others

10 Underwater Acoustic Communication Market, by End-user
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Oil & Gas
10.3 Military & Defense
10.4 Homeland Security
10.5 Scientific Research & Development
10.6 Marine

11 Underwater Acoustic Communication Market, by Region

12 Competitive Landscape

13 Company Profiles

14 Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Aquatic Sensor Network Technology
  • Baltrobotics
  • Delresearch LLC.
  • Drumgrange Ltd
  • Dspcomm
  • Evologics Gmbh
  • Hydroacoustic Inc.
  • Hydromea
  • Jasco Applied Sciences
  • Jpanalytics
  • Kongsberg
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • Linkquest Inc.
  • Moog, Inc.
  • Nortek
  • Rtsys
  • Saab
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • Sonardyne International
  • Subnero Pte. Ltd.
  • Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
  • Thales
  • Thelma Biotel
  • Ultra
  • Underwater Communications & Navigation Laboratory

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