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Crayfish, Vobster Quay, Reef Cube, Conservation

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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ARC Marine in the news!

August 26, 2016

ARC Marine growing “swimmingly”. We have recently had ARC Marine profiled in the Torquay Herald Express. You can read the interview with Co-Founder, Tom Birbeck by clicking the link below. TORBAY businessman Tom Birbeck has been named as one of the top ten Inspirational UK Entrepreneurs Under 30. Tom, an artificial reef consultant, features in the…

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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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ARC Marine meeting at Parliament

June 1, 2016

It’s been a very busy month at Arc Marine. Two weeks ago Virgin Start up pledged their commitment, and now we have gained support from Torbay’s Conservative MP, Kevin Foster. Since we confirmed Torquay’s artificial reef will be going ahead later this year, we were summoned to the House of Commons to meet with Mr.…

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ARC Marine and Virgin

April 7, 2016

Applying for investment can be tricky for any business, however conservation projects seem to be in a league of their own! Our experience tells us that ocean conservation projects normally lead with the heart and therefore the “brain” has to make the numbers work for it to be viable for investors. Although everyone agrees ocean…

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