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December 2018 Newsletter

Valeport are finishing the year on a real high with our best ever year for Sales.
Despite the uncertainties in the UK with Brexit negotiations continuing, the forecast for 2019 is very positive as we enter our 50th Anniversary year.

MATS 2018


The Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2018) takes place in  the National Oceanography Center, Southampton UK. It runs from 13-15 November 2018. Come along and see Valeport at this exciting conference.

October 2018 Newsletter


Our latest newsletter is now available and covers topics including an update on a recent deployment of TideStations by a UK Harbour Authority, our latest product releases and a round up of where we've exhibited and where you can come and see us. Read on to find out more ... 

Cakes, surfboards and a chandelier raise money for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Valeport


Every year the members of the team release their inner Mary Berry and bake a fabulous selection of delicious homemade treats to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and this year we didn’t disappoint, not only did we host a mouthwatering bake sale, but a charity auction too!

Shallow Survey Conference 2018


The Shallow Survey Conference takes place in St. Johns, NL, Canada, from 1-3 October 2018 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Center. This major Hydrographic Industry event is a great combination of Keynote Speeches from Industry Leaders, Technical Sessions, Demos and Exhibition & Trade Shows. The conference lasts for 4 days and focusses on  High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water.

FEMME 2018 France


The Forum for Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences (FEMME 2018) takes place Bordeaux, France from 11-14 September 2018. There is a packed schedule of technical product and application related forums and discussion groups, with the majority of presentation slots targeted at Multibeam Product users. 

Valeport attending international conferences


Valeport will be attending 5 international exhibitions and conferences during September and October and will be showcasing their latest techonology and product releases as well as being on hand to answer any technical queries or assist with application issues.

If you would like further information on any of our products or if you would like to make an appointment to meet the team at any of the conferences then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Profiling with SWiFTplus and Connect Software


In early March 2018, an opportunity arose to join the Bristol Port survey team on a survey of the entrance to the city docks. Surveyed twice a year to monitor dredging requirements it gave Valeport the chance to collect sound velocity and turbidity profiles in the lower reaches of the Avon river as it joins the Bristol Channel and further up river where there is a stronger fresh water influence.

Valeport are Exhibiting at CHC-NSC 2018


This week the jointly hosted Canadian Hydrographic Conference and National Surveyors Conference takes place in Victoria, BC, Canada, from March 26 to 29 at the Victoria Conference Center. This major Hydrographic Industry event is a great combination of Keynote Speeches from Industry Leaders, Technical Sessions, Demos and Exhibition & Trade Shows.  Valeport will be found on booth #507 with DASCO.

Hypack 2018 Hydrographic Equipment Training Event


Valeport are exhibiting at a 3-day hydrographic training event organised by Hypack that runs from 16-19 Jan 2018 in Savannah, USA. The event will cover all the aspects of single beam and multibeam hydrographic surveying and dredge management using HYPACK, HYSWEEP and DREDGEPACK packages.  Valeport will be present with 30 other Trade Exhibitors from the Maritime Industry and can be found on Stand 2.

December 2017 Newsletter


Our latest newsletter is now available and covers topics including an update on sales of SVX2 instruments, new accreditations and applications of sound velocity profilers. Read on to find out more ... 

Valeport Sponsor Electric Racing Car Team


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.

Oceanology International China 2017


Valeport will be attending the Oceanology International China 2017 Exhibition, being held for the first time in Qindao. Last years event was a great success and this years event is expected to be even better. The Exhibition is taking place between 1 and 3 November 2017 and Valeport are on Stand H37

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


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 are Exhibiting at Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering 2017


Valeport are attending the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2017 Expo. It's the UK's leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities. Please come and visit the team on stand M6080.

Oceans 17 Anchorage


Valeport will be exhibiting at the Oceans 17 conference that is being held in Anchorage, Alaska from 18th to 21st September.  Come along and see us on stand 324.

Valeport attending ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017


Valeport will be attending ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017 conference organised by the Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE).  Held in Liverpool, UK, from 5th to 7th September, this conference is the leading international conference highlighting global marine engineering advances. Valeport will be on stand 7, so come along and find out how we can help you. 

Valeport’s Robert Dietz Shoots For Success


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


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


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


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


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 ... 

Valeport Present New Sensor at Ocean Business 2017


Introducing the latest sensor and software updates in  Sound Velocity Technology - Valeport are presenting their New dredgeMATE - a combination of SWiFT SVP and turbidty sensor. Valeport are using Ocean Business as the platform  to highlight this new sound velocity profiler, which will be on show for the first time at Ocean Business 17 in Southampton, UK. Visit us at Stand M1.

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