Valeport was delighted to host the South West branch of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland (THS:UKI) meeting earlier this month.
The THS:UKI is a professional society whose purpose is to raise awareness of the science of surveying at sea, and protect and promote the status of the hydrographic profession.
Members from the South West branch including a selection of students and professionals from across the industry attended the evening reception on the 1st December at Valeport’s Totnes-based riverside premises.
Valeport’s brand new conference facility and showroom in the newly refurbished Radcliffe Building was the location for the meeting.
Guests were welcomed by a presentation from Valeport MD, Matt Quartley, who discussed the current market situation and how Valeport had navigated its way through Brexit and Covid.
They were then introduced to the different departments at Valeport and given a tour of the Valeport site via a specially created video.
Valeport’s research scientist, Jim Gardiner, gave an interesting presentation on underway and autonomous profiling and presented results of a trial monitoring seagrass habitats using a VA500 altimeter. The presentation was well received with plenty of questions from the floor.
The evening concluded with a hands-on product viewing session, where guests were able to view and discuss, a selection of Valeport’s latest product innovations.
Our thanks to the THS:UKI for visiting Valeport and we look forward to welcoming them again soon.
Matt is proud to be leading an ever-growing team of enthusiastic, skilled & knowledgeable individuals as we look to develop and produce world-leading environmental monitoring instruments.
His over-riding philosophy is "let's make everyone's life easier":
- our customers by making better products with shorter lead times and quicker service
- our suppliers by treating them with the same respect we give our customers
- our employees by giving them all the tools & facilities they need to do their jobs well. Matt is fortunate enough to enjoy coming into work, and he doesn't see why everybody else shouldn't be given the opportunity to feel the same way!
Jim is a Research Scientist at Valeport Ltd. He holds an MSc Applied Marine Science and a BSc (Hons) in Ocean Science – both from Plymouth University – and he is a Chartered Marine Scientist (IMarEST). Jim started his career as an Oceanographic Analyst at UKHO before joining Valeport as Product Manager in 2008. In 2017, he then moved into a more R&D focused role as a Research Scientist, developing, testing and trialling new sensing technologies.