We’re here to help you harness the power of ecosystem services for your farm.
ARC Marine specializes in innovative and sustainable aquaculture solutions. Our Nature Inclusive Designs (NID) enhance biodiversity and productivity, creating a thriving ecosystem at your facility. With our dedicated engineering and scientific teams, we guide you every step of the way, customizing options that perfectly suit your farm. We’re at the forefront of research and technology, utilising advanced tools like OrcaFlex and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling to ensure optimal effectiveness and minimal waste.
Longline Seaweed Farmers
Our carbon-neutral anchors are designed to assist you in further enhancing this already sustainable form of aquaculture by promoting the richness of natural habitats. With their NID, these anchors contribute to the cultivation of thriving ecosystems. Our reef cubes® have already been successfully deployed in pioneering algae farms across the UK, and this scalable technology offers customizable options that seamlessly adapt to your specific farm requirements. Additionally, they can be readily utilized on any substrate without the need for drilling of the seabed.
Cultivating a thriving and balanced ecosystem within your lantern net farm is essential for reducing the impact of disease, parasites, and predators. ARC Marine’s carbon-neutral reef cube® anchors provide a nature-inclusive design that promotes harmony between the natural environment and your farm. This scalable and bespoke technology can be used for farms of all sizes and our expert team can advise throughout the process, from permissions and regulations through to monitoring and deployment.
ARC Marine offers solutions to enhance the ecological balance in your aquaculture facility. Through carbon-neutral artificial reefs, advanced anchor systems, and comprehensive monitoring, we promote biodiversity, improve water quality, and reduce benthic impact. Our expert scientific and engineering teams can advise on technologies best suited to enhancing the overall sustainability of your farm. Our nature-based designs can help you to optimise productivity while building a thriving and robust aquatic environment.
Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
From improving overall biodiversity to targeting commercial key species, our carbon-neutral artificial reefs and anchor systems can help ensure optimum nutrient balance and disease management. They feature a nature-based design that can be custom-made to target or deter key species, as well as improve the resilience of surrounding ecosystems generally by providing shelter, foraging areas, and spawning grounds. ARC Marine’s specialist team is here to help you improve efficiency and sustainable production systems at your IMTA.
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“Kier have been very satisfied and pleased with ARC Marine throughout the preconstruction and construction stages of the Newlyn Tidal R&D project. ARC Marine have fabricated and delivered exceptional Intertidal reef cube® ECO armour units for the project where all parties, including Kier, the Environment Agency and Atkins, have been very impressed with the quality of finish of the units. Overall a very exceptional service from ARC Marine and would highly recommend.”
“reef cubes® is a unique product that could reach a massive global market. Marine-i has been proud to help ARC Marine develop and test their amazing new approach to marine conservation and in particular, its application to marine renewable energy. Their pioneering products have the potential to improve the health of our oceans for generations to come.”
"ARC Marine are providing 25% of the reef blocks for the Newlyn project. Their blocks offer multi-functional benefits, such as biodiversity enhancing design and low-carbon fabrication. The development of viable alternatives to carbon intensive and non-sustainable solutions such as reinforced concrete, or quarried rock, is hugely important in order to meet the EA’s organisational targets to achieve net zero by 2030. More broadly, decarbonisation of the coastal and subsea infrastructure industry will also provide an important contribution to wider UK pledges on climate change."
“The idea of a carbon-neutral reef cube® that can be used to help rehabilitate reef ecosystems is exciting – we really need to do everything we can to give coral reefs a break”