Who is Nanometrics?

We’re a privately owned company that provides monitoring solutions and equipment for studying manmade and natural seismicity. We’re headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices in Calgary, Beijing and Houston and representatives worldwide. 


Why we do what we do

Trillium 120P Royal Observatory of BelgiumOur customers are what motivate and inspire us, and have always been, first and foremost, our partners in scientific discovery. They’re confident not only in the outstanding quality and performance of our instrumentation, but they entrust us with what’s most important to them: their science. Together, we’ve found solutions to the most difficult monitoring challenges, developing new products and services along the way. Working with the world’s leading scientific institutions, universities and geological surveys, as well as some of the world’s largest energy producers, we’ve been changing the way the world does seismology for over 30 years. 


“There’s so much we don’t know about earthquakes. Imaging the earth is complex. Every time we help to solve our customers’ challenges, we learn more.”
Neil Spriggs, former CEO


We started off as purely a seismic instrumentation company. Our founder, Robin Hayman, previously spent 15 years at the Geological Survey of Canada where he saw the benefits of digitizing seismic data. In 1986 he founded Nanometrics, and developed the RD-3 digitizer, the first of many revolutionary products that we’re proud to have designed and built. 


Over the years we’ve evolved into the full-service, integrated solutions provider we are today, offering turnkey seismic networks, industry-leading precision instrumentation, complete data processing and analysis services, and software applications. Our innovative technology is used in mission-critical seismic arrays and tsunami warning systems in over 90 countries across the globe. 


We specialize in network design and installation, network monitoring, real-time data acquisition and processing via our cloud-based, 24/7 data center, and induced seismicity monitoring and frac monitoring for the energy sector. Our complete and scalable solutions and our outstanding expertise have made us one of the largest seismic monitoring network operators in the world. 


And as we head into our fourth decade, we continue to work closely with our customers to develop the next generation of complete solutions to help them overcome the challenges and realities of seismic monitoring in today’s world.


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