SODAQ MARINE: offshore asset tracking device

SODAQ MARINE: Offshore Asset Tracking Device

“SODAQ has been able to convert the wishes for an innovative solution that we had at van Oord into a working product, which wouldn’t have been possible without the vast experience that the team has in different industries.”


To create a device that monitors the motion of massive ships and offshore rigs to ensure that the beams or vessels responsible for structural integrity don’t shift past their limit.



An innovative and autonomous offshore asset tracking device that utilizes a LoRa network to send an alert when it detects any abnormal motion or displacement. Specifically, the high-accuracy GPS functionality is key, as well as location-based triggers defined by a geofence.



SODAQ MARINE prevents the potentially catastrophic impacts that offshore rigs can have on marine life, personnel, and the finances of the company.

How does SODAQ MARINE work?

The MARINE is an autonomous LoRa asset tracking solution that analyses its coordinates within a timeframe and chooses a median fixed point for the tracker. For network connectivity, SODAQ proposed the LoRa technology as a result of its long-range, wide-area coverage, in order to track vessels all over the world. All data collected from the device is complied to a customized dashboard and displayed in real-time.

The engineering process

SODAQ was approached to develop a custom solution for van Oord, with a reference to an existing solution that was not functioning according to their requirements. SODAQ started with an analysis of products in the market and proposed a solution before building it. Upon designing the solution, a solar panel and rechargeable battery setup were selected for power management. A SODAQ ONE development board was used as the processor and radio. To ensure the devices were waterproof, we designed potted prototypes and then hired a professional potting company to do the final assembly of the MARINES. 

The collaboration

We developed SODAQ MARINE for van Oord, who reached out to SODAQ to help them create a motion detection device that monitors the movement of massive offshore rigs. They wanted to monitor their 8,000-tonne marine lift installation vessel called “Svanen”. If one of the deeply rooted anchors came loose, the Svanen could begin to drift which would have huge consequences. We delivered a solution that detects abnormal motion and immediately sends an alert to the crew, and offshore operators.

Van Oord SODAQ Marine

Closed Loop Management

Reduce risk and loss and boost supply chain performance with real-time visibility. Integrate the SODAQ TRACK Stealth into reusable small containers and boxes moving through your closed loop supply chain, providing you with control over moving assets.

For who?

Organizations with closed-loop supply chains looking to increase transparency and streamline the flow of assets throughout both their own and customer facilities.

  • Create a connected, transparent supply chain that delivers real-time visibility at every stage.

  • Receive location, motion or temperature threshold alerts, revealing the exact time and location.

  • Receive powerful data that enables you to make smarter supply chain decisions. With more control, you can minimize loss and waste, protect content integrity and reduce costs.

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Using the TRACK Stealth allows you to monitor the temperature, motion and location of reusable supply chain assets. The Stealth is powered by a rechargeable supercapacitor which allows for an endless number of charging cycles and is able to power the device for up to 3 months.