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MARINE ECO-ENGINEERING
RESEARCH & TESTING FOR A BETTER SOLUTION
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Our mission is to enhance the way we interact with the marine environment to benefit people and the planet. We understand that as a species we need to grow and take up more space which means utilising the ocean for its resources.

Whether it’s constructing offshore renewable energy sites, expanding on current oil and gas projects or maximising the efficiency of aquaculture farms, we aim to make your impact on the ecosystem as minimal as possible. In fact, we want to give back more than we displace so the blue economy will keep on giving for generations to come!

For us, our work is our passion. As a group of young professionals we dedicate our lives to creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive artificial reef network throughout the world.
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REEF CUBES®
The building blocks to saving our oceans

In an effort to restore the tragic state the human race has left our oceans, we decided to knuckle down and dedicate a huge amount of our time and research in coming up with a new and innovative solution, in an effort to rectify some of these ever-growing issues.

The result is Reef Cubes®.

Reef Cubes® are hollow and stackable made entirely out of an eco-friendly concrete mixture with the addition of sustainable reinforcement to ensure they last indefinitely with a positive effect to the oceans. A dovetail keying system was later added to the Reef Cubes® in an effort to make them almost ‘Lego-like’, creating infinite possibilities by stacking formations and creating a dense, complex marine ecosystems which can be tailored for specific species.

Available in 1m3, 0.5m3 and 0.25m3, they are perfect for various applications including scour and cable protection around offshore wind turbines, pipeline and oil rig protection, coastal defence, eco- tourism, anti-trawling deterrents for MPA’s/MCZ’s and establishing underwater reef systems where natural reef has been destroyed.

Our patented moulding system can be shipped anywhere around the world, allowing us to manufacture close to deployment which not only saves on transport costs and CO2 emissions but integrates a local supply chain to provide raw materials.

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"Based on the South West Coast of England, ARC Marine design and construct eco-engineered marine habitats. As Eco-engineering specialists, they have a dedicated marine science department, innovative product designers and are a Registered commercial diving contractor.”

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

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

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

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

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

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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