- On 19th June 2017
- In General, Research and Development, Sediment Management
- By William
Exo Environmental is pleased to announce the latest addition to the team, the Exo Environmental Surveyor Boat! A neglected Dell Quay Dory 15’, rescued from the Essex, she is now floating ready for a busy few months earning her keep, surveying Brightlingsea Creek and beyond.
The Exo Environmental Surveyor Boat is a road transportable work boat that allows quick mobilisation at low cost for surveying and sampling campaigns. It is multi-functional with a spacious open deck and can also serve as a safety boat. Its cathedral hull aids its stability on open water and its shallow draft allows to work in those tricky shallow environments.
Following a pilot run collecting samples for the Colne Marina development (see our blog!), she showed her real strength, and stability, during our recent monitoring survey on 4th July. Utilising her bespoke stainless steel frame, mounted davit crane and Day Grab, we collected sediment samples throughout Brightlingsea Creek and the wider Colne Estuary, for benthic fauna and particle size distribution analysis as part of the on-going environmental monitoring required for the Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners USAR project (see our other, other blogs!).
Now that she’s been covered in mud from bow to stern, she’s certainly passed the initiation.
If you want to see her in action, all you have to do is get in touch with any dredging or environmental monitoring queries and we’ll be sure to lend a hand and bring her along! Or you can watch a video over on our YouTube channel!