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MARINE ECO-ENGINEERING
RESEARCH & TESTING FOR A BETTER SOLUTION
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 accelerated natural reef growth 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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ARC Marine Constructs and Deploys 5 Intertidal BIO Blocks for the University of Plymouth

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

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

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 the benefits that it brings. Currently, only 1.2% of our oceans are protected; they…

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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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