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ARC-Boat to help the Environment Agency prepare for flooding

10-Nov-2014

HR Wallingford has delivered ARC-Boat number 50 to the Environment Agency, helping them to issue quicker and more accurate flood warning information to local communities.  read more ›

Meet us at CoastLab14, 29 September - 2 October 2014, Bulgaria

11-Sep-2014

Come and meet our Equipment team on our stand at the 5th edition of CoastLab.  read more ›

Enabling a rapid response to flood defence breach

28-Apr-2014

At Seal Sands in Teesside, the ARC-Boat was used to survey an 80 m breach in a flood defence embankmentStorms around the UK in December 2013 caused significant damage to a number of coastal structures. Among these were flood defence embankments in Teesside and Lincolnshire. ARC-Boats, innovative remote control survey boats produced by HR Wallingford, were deployed by the Environment Agency at both locations to assess the extent of the damage to these structures. They were used to rapidly provide data that could inform their plans for remedial action. read more ›

Big scanning on a small scale

13-Mar-2014

A breakwater physical model in a wave basinUnderstanding the way waves, currents and sediments interact with coastal structures, and the potential impact they can have, is far from simple. 3D laser scanners are helping coastal engineering specialists at HR Wallingford improve the design of such structures. read more ›

Remote control boat speeds reservoir surveys

13-Dec-2012

ARC-Boat for reservoirsAs the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford, in collaboration with the Environment Agency, has developed the ARC-Boat, a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately.  read more ›

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