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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 to the exhibition stand at the show, our Director of Research Dr Cai Bird is speaking in the “let’s get digital” session at 11.15 in the Newport Room about some of the challenges and opportunities arising from the analytics of big data generated by new remote sensing methods (see conference schedule here and list of speakers here)

This presentation describes the deployments of a suite of cutting-edge radar sensor technology that is enabling collection of massive data sets, detailing changes in coastal geomorphology and describes how those datasets are being used. Several case studies are presented from the northwest, eastern and south-eastern coast of England where these techniques have greatly assisted in coastal site characterisation and monitoring of vulnerable assets.


What is SYNOPTIC 4D?

In short, SYNOPTIC 4D is a shore-based remote-sensing data service that autonomously derives:

Intertidal topography


Near-surface currents

Wave data

Providing continuous monitoring of your nearshore environment; allowing evidence-based interventions and management decisions to be made.

Watch our 1 minute video – a picture tells a thousand words, a sequence… even more



Project excellence awards

To add even more excitement to what is promising to be a fascinating week in Telford, the EA annual project excellence awards are being hosted at Flood & Coast and the winners announced Wednesday evening.

Marlan were part of a team led by Wyre Council (along with Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency) shortlisted for the award in the ‘innovative approaches category’. Following an application and interview process by the awarding panel, our submission was shortlisted. It’s a real honour to get to this stage and shows that the efficiencies delivered by SYNOPTIC 4D systems are making a significant impact on maintenance costs of coastal intervention schemes.


Come and see us

Please feel free to come and visit us at stand D27 and discover how we can help you to gather the evidence you need to address your flood and coastal erosion risks.


Thanks to Glyndwr Innovations & UKSA for supporting the video production

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