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ARC Marine Bio Blocks Deployment University of Plymouth Marine Services

ARC Marine Constructs and Deploys 5 Intertidal BIO Blocks for the University of Plymouth

August 6, 2018

In collaboration with the University of Plymouth, ARC Marine has constructed and deployed 5 intertidal BIO Blocks between the National Marine Aquarium and the University’s Marine Station within Plymouth Harbour. The BIO Blocks are 1m x 1m solid concrete cubes with various holes and depressions formed into the cube itself to replicate a rocky intertidal…

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ARC Marine wins Marine-I’s New Horizons Award for Technology Innovation 2018

July 30, 2018

Marine-i, which is part-funded by the EU and was set up to boost Research and Innovation in the marine sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has announced the winners of its first New Horizons Awards. This industry awards scheme was created to spotlight exceptional business talent and innovation in the marine technology sector in the…

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Reef cubes – the building blocks for saving the ocean

July 17, 2018

                          Tom Birbeck and James Doddrell of ARC Marine discuss the importance of marine conservation and how artificial reef construction using concrete could repair and restore marine habitats. In the modern world we now know the importance of conserving our marine environment and…

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Crayfish Reef at Vobster Quay! Created and Deployed by ARC Marine

July 3, 2018

In the UK there is only one species of native crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes or more commonly known as the White Clawed Crayfish. This species is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as endangered as over the last 10 years it has had a reduction between 50%-80% across their range…

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ARC Marine: A Case Study by Marine-i

June 18, 2018

ARC Marine In 2015, James Doddrell and Tom Birbeck set up ARC Marine, – the first eco-engineering company in the UK specialising in artificial reefs. Breaking the Mould Tom says: “The only other companies operating in this field in the UK were using old technology and standard concrete. We wanted to create an innovative flexible…

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ARC Marine at Plymouth COAST laboratory

May 28, 2018

In May 2018 ARC Marine took the opportunity to undertake physical modelling at Plymouth University’s COAST laboratory. ARC Marine had a three week testing phase to use the 20 metre current and wave flume. These tests were run and supervised by Dr Carlos Perez-Collazo, an experienced research fellow at Plymouth University. ARC Marine took this opportunity…

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ARC Marine featured by Virgin Unite

December 14, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of months for ARC Marine! If you follow us on Facebook or have been keeping up to date with our blog, you will know that at the end of November we were annouced as Virgin Start Up of the Week, and even more recently we met with our Virgin Start Up member Adrian Langford to…

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Virgin Start Up of the Week – ARC Marine

November 30, 2016

We are thrilled to have been announced as Start Up of the Week on the Virgin Start Up website! You can view Tom’s interview in full by clicking the link at the bottom of this article. ARC Marine specialises in designing, producing and deploying artificial reef structures.  We assist companies who have environmental obligations to fulfill…

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Virgin Start Up Feature: How I started a business in Torquay

September 9, 2016

We are today pleased to share an article from the Virgin Start Up website, for which Co-Founder, Tom Birbeck has been explaining how he started the business in Torquay… Virgin StartUp ambassador Tom Birbeck is the founder of ARC Marine, a business specialising in designing, producing and deploying artificial reef structures.  They work closely with local…

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HSE Professional Scuba CDT

June 1, 2016

What can I say about my HSE Professional Scuba course with Commercial Diver Training (CDT)? WOW what an experience! All the expectations I had for the course were blown away. The CDT team were without a doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced dive school I have ever seen. From the moment we arrived in Fowey…

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