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Valeport Sponsor Electric Racing Car Team

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Valeport sponsor Team Hummingbird, a team from Plymouth High School for Girls, who reached the final of the electric car racing IET Formula 24 Series. The team, made up of keen racers and engineers, progressed through the South West regional heat to qualify for the national finals at the Rockingham Speedway in October.  They had a very successful competition gaining valuable experience and also picking up awards along the way.

Valeport provides impetus to Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club with new addition to racing fleet

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Valeport, the Totnes-based manufacturer of underwater measuring equipment, has delivered a welcome boost to the Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club with the purchase of a new 'racing eight' worth £22,000. The 13.5m composite carbon and glass fibre boat, built by Surrey manufacturer Janousek, has been named Impetus in a champagne ceremony by Valeport Chairman, Charles Quartley.

Valeport’s Robert Dietz Shoots For Success

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Valeport is sponsoring one of their machinists, Robert Dietz, as he travels all over the UK and abroard competing in clay pigeon shooting competitions.  Robert’s next event will be the South West Double Rise Championship on 2 September 2017 at North Cornwall Shooting Ground. Immediately after, Robert will captain the Devon Clay Shooting Team at Down the Line and Single Barrel events on 3 and 9 September respectively.

Valeport Supports Search For New Marine Discoveries

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Valeport is supporting a research expedition to unearth new Marine discoveries in the Pacific Ocean. The enterprise will be using Valeport's latest CTD Profiler to expand existing knowledge of Oceans, Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The fastCTD profiler has been designed to deliver the highest quality CTD casts at rapid drop rates and will be used by Dr Sonia Rowley during her expedition to the Pacific Ocean from Aug 2nd until Sept 13th. 

Valeport Achieve Highest International Quality Standards

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We are pleased to report that Valeport continues to demonstrate proactive compliance with the highest international quality standards. Following a number of ISO audits we have  successfully updated our certifications to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management. For the first time in 2017, we have also certified to BS OHSAS 18001, the internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety.

Torquay Students Aim to be the First UK Competitors at Global Earth Science Competition

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Students from Torquay Girls’ Grammar School have almost reached their goal of becoming the first ever British competitors at the 11th International Earth Science Olympiad where the students’ theoretical knowledge, practical abilities and team work skills will all be tested on major areas of earth sciences including oceanography, geology, geophysics, meteorology, terrestrial astronomy and environmental sciences.

May Newsletter

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Our latest newsletter is now available and covers topics including an update from a recent exhibition, tidal analysis software developments and how sensors are being deployed attached to Seals. Read on to find out more ... 

December 2016 Newsletter

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Round up of the latest news from Valeport including an article on how Valeport assist Hypack training sessions, how sensors are applied to ROV/ASR vehicles and a case study on Rapid Sound Speed Profiling. Read on to find out more...  

Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Valeport

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Many cakes and coffees were consumed for a good cause at Valeport's Devon offices last week in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support as part of it's World's Biggest Coffee Morning event. An in house "Bake Off" competition saw Tammy Elliott and Sam Brightman share first place with Kevin Edwards coming second. A total of £191 was raised for this worthy cause.

Valeport Feature in MTR100 2016 Listing

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Valeport are proud to be featured again in the #MTR100 list of the 100 leading companies in the Subsea Technology Industry for 2016. In addition to highlighting Valeport's position within the Subsea Technology Industry, the listing provides an overview on the broad range of Hydrometric and Oceanographic equipment...

Swathe Services And Hypack Multi-Beam Echo Sounder Training Course

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Swathe Services and HYPACK are running a multi-beam sonar training course from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd September 2016 in Cornwall, UK. Delegates will spend five days learning about installation, calibration, data acquisition and post-processing.  They will also be able to join interactive sessions focused upon best practice and commo...

Totnes Canoe Festival 2016

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Totnes Canoe Festival – Sunday 17th July. Valeport both sponsored and took part in this year's Totnes Canoe Festival. This annual event, organized by the Totnes Rotary Club, was once again a tremendous success.   This year saw the Valeport Canoeing Team entered in the race and despite being a group of highly trained athletes o...

July Newsletter

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Round up of the latest news from Valeport including the launch of our new Tidestation and a case study on how Valeport's equipment helped locate a missing airliner. Read on to find out more...    Busy times here at Vale...

Oceannews Spotlight On Valeport

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Oceannews puts the spotlight onto Valeport in their latest edition. Titled "Innovating Marine Measurement Instrumentation" the feature reports on how Valeport's leading edge technology, lifetime product care and their commitment to putting the customer first, has ensured that Valeport continues to be a leading manufacturer of a diverse, innov...

Valeport Sponsorship Provides Coast Path Defibrillator for Walkers

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As reported recently in the Dartmouth Chronicle, Valeport sponsorship has helped provide a fully automated defibrillator to be located at the Froward Point National Coastwatch station near Kingswear in Devon. The sponsorship allowed Coastwatch volunteers to produce a 2016 calendar and £1250 of the proceeds has been used to buy a Powerhea...

April Newsletter from Valeport

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Oceanology International (OI) was a tremendous success and it was great to see so many people visit our stand.  Find out more about OI and how out new SWiFT SVP was received. Discover how our products are being adopted by world leaders in the Dredging sector. This release of our newsletter brings you more details of how Valeport's produc...

Van Oord Selects Valeport SWiFT SVPs

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Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects has selected Valeport’s SWiFT SVP for its various survey activities. The SWiFT SVP is designed to ensure a seamless workflow and has an integral GPS to geo-locate every profile.  The compact unit features h...

Valeport Social And Community News

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Valeport staff recently got together to support the Children In Need charity event for 2015. With the success of the recent BBC series - Great British Bake Off - acting as a source of inspiration, staff got busy in the kitchens and produced some baking delights that were sold to the rest of the team eager to sample some of the goodies produced. ...

Hydrographic Society SW UK At Valeport 2015

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Valeport welcomed more than 40 guests their offices on the River Dart earlier this month and were delighted to host The Hydrographic Society South West branch for their opening meeting of the 2015-16 season. The welcome and opening presentation was given by Matthew Quartley, MD. In a candid presentation he discussed the impact that the down turn o...

Valeport Feature In MTR100 Listing

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Marine Technology News feature Valeport in their prestigious MTR100 (Marine Technology Reporter's) listing of 100 leading companies in the Subsea Technology Industry. Kevin Edwards, Valeport's Sales & Marketing Manager commented: "...proud to be featured in MTR100 again this year – in what is considered the subsea industry’...

Tweeting Seals Chart The World's Oceans

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Valeport CTD Sensors used in Ocean Research Project using Elephant Seals as remote data gatherers. Great to see the BBC’s piece on how the Southern Elephant Seals are being used as ocean samplers (SEaOS project). We’ve been working with the University of St Andrews since 2006 to provide them with bespoke CTD sensors for t...

Valeport In Action Competition Update

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Valeport In Action Competition – Send Us Your Photos And Videos WIN an iPAD Air or an iPAD Mini Send us your photos and videos of Valeport products in action and you could win an iPad or an iPad Mini. Our competition to find video footage and photos of Valeport products being deployed in your projects is now closed. Thank you to...
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