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Liverpool City Region Future Innovation Fund enables advances in understanding our coast

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Many areas of coast are dynamic, literally never looking the same twice; a deep understanding of how and why these changes happen is something that humans have been grappling with for generations. We live in an age where available technology

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Developing innovative systems for improved port navigation

The Marlan team are delighted to be working alongside the University of Liverpool and Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd (SatOC) in their new project funded by MarRI-UK (The Maritime Research and Innovation UK). This project forms part of the £1.5m initiative

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Marlan’s Director of Research wins ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020! 

  Director of Research at Marlan, Dr Cai Bird was awarded the ‘Rising Star’ category at the recent Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020. Cai had been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the category, with the team having won the Mersey Maritime Innovation Award

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Working with the next generation in marine science

  The Marlan team were recently delighted to host an intern student, welcoming a new team member on a four-week project to deliver exciting results. Eilean MacDonald, a second year Oceanography student at the University of Southampton, is passionate about

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Cast your votes now for the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020!

Voting is now open for the upcoming Mersey Maritime Industry Awards. All colleagues within the industry are welcome to take part and vote for who they believe should win. Marlan’s Director of Research, Dr Cai Bird has been nominated for

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Marlan’s Director of Research Dr Cai Bird nominated for ‘Rising Star’ at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020

The Marlan team are delighted that their Director of Research, Dr Cai Bird has been shortlisted by the industry as one of three finalists in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020 taking place on Friday 6

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Marlan celebrates successful Flood & Coast conference 2019

  The team at Marlan have been busy following up on their most successful conference and trade show yet. The Flood and Coast conference seeks to advance the debates surrounding flood and coastal erosion risks and response. The event brings

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Marlan present SYNOPTIC 4D at Flood and Coast 2019 next week

Marlan are exhibiting at the Flood & Coast 2019 show next week (Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th). The team have been working hard getting everything ready and the excitement in the office is palpable!   “let’s get digital” In addition

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Radar-based tracking and mapping seabirds to assist coastal management

Our coastlines are facing unprecedented challenges from a range of human activities which pose a significant threat to the balance of vital ecosystems. Seabirds represent one of the most visible and valued elements of biodiversity within the marine environment and

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Marlan gearing up for the tradeshow season

  Ocean Business, 9-11th April Marlan are making final preparations for Ocean Business at the NOC, Southampton between 9-11th April 2019. Dr Cai Bird will also be speaking at the event on ‘enabling autonomous nearshore monitoring using shore-based remote sensing’.

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Forging new relationships: a busy month for Marlan

  Marlan have been busy working on a wide variety of projects this month, including new collaborations and preparation for upcoming conferences and tradeshows. Take a look below to see more on what the team have been up to.  

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Marlan’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership achieves ‘Outstanding’ grade from Innovate UK

  A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade by funding body Innovate UK. Awarded in July 2016, the two-year partnership aimed to

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Synoptic goes live at Rossall Seawall to monitor sediment transport

In order to effectively monitor geomorphological and hydrodynamic regimes, frequent high resolution surveys and environmental monitoring is required. Coastal risk management authorities at Wyre Council recognised that the seawall at Rossall on the Fylde Peninsula (northwest England) is now an

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Marlan celebrates a successful show at the M&CCE Expo

Marlan had a great few days at the M&CCE Expo last week meeting old colleagues, current users, new customers and potential future collaborators. Managing Director Alex Sinclair and Director of Research Dr Cai Bird spent a productive 2 days at

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Marlan are exhibiting at the 2018 M&CCE Expo

We excited to be exhibiting at the M&CCE Expo in Birmingham next week at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 11th – 12th September 2018. We are hoping to talk to anyone involved with coastal and nearshore survey and monitoring,

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Marlan are pleased to Welcome Dr Cai Bird as Director of Research

The Marlan team are very excited this week to welcome Dr. Cai Bird to the team as he joins us as Director of Research. Cai has worked with has worked with Marlan Maritime Technologies since its foundation in 2013 on a

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Marlan are exhibiting at the 11th IHMA Congress June 25th 2018

Marlan are looking forward to exhibiting at the 11th International Harbour Masters Association Congress at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London next Week. A trip down to London is always a big deal for us northerners and we’re really excited

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Off-grid Synoptic system deployed to Cleveleys for nearshore survey and monitoring

With the winter deployment for the BLUEcoast project over and done with, Marlan are working on some serious permanent deployments for the coming winter in partnership with Wyre Council. Before these permanent survey and monitoring systems go in, the Synoptic

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Marlan wins the 2018 Mersey Maritime Innovation Award

For the second time in less than 12 months we’ve received fantastic news and won another innovation award! The Mersey Maritime Innovation awards are a prestigious annual award and, following our success with the Merseyside Innovation Awards last year, we

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4D bathymetric and hydrodynamic data stream out of Minsmere system

After several days on site our algorithms have locked in, the wind turbine’s spinning, the solar panels are charging, and for sure the wind has been blowing! The Synoptic system deployed for the BLUEcoast Project last week has been collecting

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Marlan deploys Synoptic for nearshore survey and monitoring at Minsmere

Marlan have been commissioned by work package four of the BLUEcoast project led by The University of Liverpool and the National Oceanography Centre, to deploy an off-grid Synoptic nearshore survey and monitoring system on the Suffolk Coast at RSPB Minsmere.

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Marlan Maritime Technologies wins Merseyside Innovation Award!

We were absolutely delighted to learn today that Marlan has been chosen as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Merseyside Innovation Award! Our new Synoptic data service, which autonomously monitors the evolution of coastal intertidal areas and hydrodynamics over long periods

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