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 the NEC spreading the good word about Synoptic and radar-based coastal surveying and monitoring. Marlan’s stand at 4C101 did a great job of drawing people’s attention and attracting visitors. They were also really fortunate to have bagged a stand right next to Keynote Theatre 1, which meant that they were also able to hear some industry experts talking about leading issues in the coastal maritime industry.
Marlan were shocked at the level of engagement they had received from the industry, from policy advisors, engineers, scientists and management authorities. Many visitors were visibly excited by the potential benefits offered by a Synoptic system. One coastal engineer in particular had been tasked with the incredibly difficult job of compiling an entire regional coastal strategy. He lamented about the lack of up-to-date data in the incredibly dynamic nearshore zone and remarked that Synoptic would make his job an awful lot easier and save his team a lot of time and money putting together a detailed monitoring plan.
Cai also really enjoyed talking to enthusiastic audiences at both of his presentations; some very exciting potential projects were discussed. Stay tuned to hear more…