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ARC-Boat delivers benefits for the Environment Agency

Posted: 22-Apr-2014

The ARC-Boat, developed by HR Wallingford, is a remote controlled boat used to deploy river, estuary and reservoir survey technology. Two-years after its introduction, we look at how it has been delivering value for the UK Environment Agency.
The ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbankThe ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbank. Continue reading ›

New facilities at HR Wallingford

Posted: 19-Jul-2013

A £3 million project is underway to extend HR Wallingford’s Froude Modelling Hall at the company’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. This enhancement will deliver a purpose-built ship simulation centre, a large wave-current-sediment flume and dedicated manufacturing space for specialist hydraulic laboratory equipment. Continue reading ›

Remote control boat speeds reservoir surveys

Posted: 13-Dec-2012

Press release - 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.  Continue reading ›

Innovative monitoring boat developed

Posted: 17-May-2012

Press release HR Wallingford has developed a remote controlled boat that can be used to accurately measure river and estuarine data including flow, depth and suspended sediment concentrations. It uses a technology called Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling which sends acoustic pulses in to the water to generate data about the speed and depth of the water it is travelling through. The ARC-Boat has been designed by naval architects and developed in collaboration with end users to perfectly match their needs. This boat provides river and flood managers an efficient and reliable way of accurately measuring flow and depth.  Continue reading ›

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