Ocean Insight is the Applied Spectral Knowledge company. We use spectral technology, application expertise, and manufacturing scalability to help customers take on important challenges for a safer, cleaner, healthier future.
Our mission is to lead in creating precise yet practical optical solutions that enable researchers and industry to solve meaningful problems in health, safety and the environment. We have discovered, refined and delivered new approaches to solving problems with spectroscopy and imaging technologies. Backed by deep experience, we are working within applications including biomedical, semiconductors, research & science, industrial, environmental, food & agriculture, and safety & security.
Ocean Insight consists of three industry-leading brands: Ocean Optics, which pioneered miniature spectrometers and delivers spectral solutions to researchers, OEMs and industrial customers; Ocean Applied, which designs and builds industrial-grade photonics systems for material inspection, chemical identification and quality assurance; and International Light, which supplies lighting assemblies, light measurement solutions and calibration services.
We partner with customers to achieve ambitious goals, leveraging the power of light for advancement in health, safety and the environment.
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Ocean Optics started in the late ‘80s, seeded by a federal grant for a marine pH sensor. By 1992, the “world’s first miniature spectrometer” ushered in a new way of utilizing spectroscopy. Founder Mike Morris (pictured) demonstrates the evolution of spectrometers from floor unit-sized to handheld.