Used to deploy a wide range of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) and other instruments, ARCboats are remote controlled survey vessels developed by HR Wallingford.
ARCboats are in use across the world, from Canada and the US, to Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, the Environment Agency uses ARCboats for routine hydrometric and bathymetric surveys. The water level and flow data they collect is used to help prevent potential future floods.
ARCboats are safer than manned vessels as operators can survey from the bank rather than venturing out on to the water. They also minimise disruption to the environment, as they are operated by extremely quiet, zero emission electric motors.