About Us

Equipment and Services for Aquatic Research


Hydrobiology – Limnology – Oceanography – Paleolimnology – Marine Biology – Phytoplankton Ecology – Zooplankton Ecology – Biogeochemistry


ARI manufactures simple, mechanically operated sampling instruments and laboratory equipment for collecting: water, sediments, and plankton from virtually any aquatic environment. All samplers are hand-crafted in the USA.

Our client base includes hundreds of Universities, Government Agencies, and Private Consultants in over 100 countries.

As our 30th field season approaches, we want to extend our sincere thanks to our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years. Your constructive comments have helped us optimize our product line, thus providing simpler and more robust “ground-truthing” tools. We feel privileged to work with some of the brightest minds investigating some of the world’s most difficult problems.

Aquatic Research instruments constructs five product lines including:

  1. Water Samplers
  2. Plankton Nets
  3. Sediment Samplers
  4. Plankton (Micro-Icthyo) Samplers
  5. Sub-samplers and Microscopy Apparatus