Doubling in Annual Revenues Fuels Aquatic Informatics’ International Expansion

Leading water data management software firm reports record revenue growth in 2012 and announces the opening of a new subsidiary to serve environmental monitoring agencies in Australasia.

Vancouver, Canada, April 04, 2013  – Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis, today announced its highest growth year on record, with 2012 revenues nearly doubling over the previous year. The company now serves thousands of users from over 350 national, state, regional, and local government agencies, hydropower operators, mining companies, consulting engineering firms, and academic institutions around the world.

“Aquatic Informatics nearly doubled revenues in 2012, welcoming 60 new organizations to our growing global community of AQUARIUS Software customers, including leading environmental monitoring agencies in Australasia,” said Ed Quilty, President and CEO of Aquatic Informatics. “To support our accelerated international growth, we have opened a new subsidiary: Aquatic Informatics Australia. I am honored to announce the addition of two of the top technical minds in the industry – Chris Misson and Roberto Francesconi – to the Aquatic Informatics team, which will allow us to better serve one of our most rapidly growing regional markets for environmental monitoring.”

The new Aquatic Informatics Australia subsidiary is located in Hobart Tasmania. Industry pioneers Chris Misson and Roberto Francesconi join Aquatic Informatics to spearhead the new Australian office. They will be instrumental in managing new business in Australasia, including two new high profile flood information system projects with the Brisbane City Council and the Somerset Council, and a ‘state of the art’ water resources information management system for Goulburn-Murray Water.

Chris Misson has worked in the hydrometric data management industry for over 20 years and is widely considered one of the top hydrometric experts worldwide.  While with Hydro Tasmania, he was the architect of TimeStudio Data Management System, software for continuous time-series water data management used in Australia, Southeast Asia, and North America. In 2009, Chris Misson joined Greenspan Technical Services, an Aquatic Informatics integration partner, delivering comprehensive hydrometric data management and flood information solutions. He brings significant experience in successfully deploying AQUARIUS with national and regional water monitoring agencies. Chris Misson has been appointed to the new position of Product Manager Australia.

Roberto Francesconi has more than 15 years of programming and software design experience, gained while working for Hydro Tasmania and Greenspan Technical Services. Some of his key development projects include developing a data logger framework and drivers to extract data from environmental loggers and the development of services to integrate data from external sources into AQUARIUS. Roberto Francesconi joins Aquatic Informatics Australia as Senior Software Developer.

Aquatic Informatics is continuing to grow its world-class team of seasoned hydrologists, scientists, information technology experts, software engineers, and business professionals. The company has already added 13 new staff since January and is actively recruiting for 12 new positions in Vancouver. Aquatic Informatics Australia will also be adding several software development positions in Hobart. Interested candidates for the Vancouver or Hobart offices should contact

Recognized as a leading clean technology company, Aquatic Informatics is one of the best companies to work for in British Columbia. The company values independent thinking, initiative, team play, a relentless pursuit for quality, and a playful spirit. Aquatic Informatics values smart people – IQ and EQ – who care about the environment and want to make an impact. Current career postings can be viewed at

About Aquatic Informatics Inc.

Aquatic Informatics™ provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is focused on providing solutions to a range of different customer groups including  federal, state/provincial or local government departments, hydropower operators, mining companies, academic groups and consulting organizations, who collect, manage and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data.

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