As part of the Southern Water’s River Medway Scheme (RMS), Meteor Communications are providing Atkins with high resolution, real time water quality data; not only is this required for license purposes but it is also used directly by Atkins, Southern Water and the Environment Agency to make evidence based decisions with regards to operation of the RMS and abstraction from the Medway. Please see our project page for more information.
During the recent wet weather experienced in Wales and North West England Meteor’s flood monitoring camera systems have provided invaluable real time images from remote trash screens and culverts to Local Councils, Water Utilities and the Environment Agency.
The cameras and secure web portal enable a more proactive, targeted response to events as they unfold on site. This means that flooding events can be mitigated at an earlier point or avoided entirely, with site personnel able to remotely assess and monitor the situation live from any web enabled device.
The picture above shows a blockage in progress at a grid in the middle of the night, which would not have been detected using traditional level monitoring systems.
Meteor are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices in Martinfield, Welwyn Garden City. Our newly refurbished facility houses our production, development and adminstration functions in a space which has been specifically designed for our continued expansion. We look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Meteor Communications are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved Achilles UVDB Verify Category B1 accreditation.
The accreditation is an enhanced pre-qualification scheme used by the utilities sector. UVDB makes it easier for companies in the sector to assess and manage their supply chain risks and ensure that best practices are adopted.
The accreditation was achieved by a successful audit in our office of our HSQE management systems.
We are delighted to have scored considerably higher than the industry average, which shows our continuous improvement and commitment to our clients. For the management system evaluation we achieved 97% for Health & Safety, 100% for Environmental, 94% for Quality and 100% for Corporate Social Responsibility. For the on-site assessment audit we achieved 98% for Health & Safety, 100% for Environmental and 100% for Quality.
Meteor have recently deployed a comprehensive real time monitoring network on the Evenlode for the Thames Water eight2o alliance and Atkins. For more details on the system please see the project page.
Meteor will be exhibiting at WWEM on the 02nd and 03rd November at the International Centre Telford. Please come and visit us on our stand 63 & 64 where we will showing our integrated Water Quality Monitoring Services.
With the new Glenridding Flood Defences nearing completion the MCE-Nexus remote camera has been invaluable in monitoring the progress of the construction works in real time. Installed in May 2016 the camera has been sending high resolution images every 20 minutes. This is accessible to the Environment Agency and the general public via an open web link, which is incorporated into web pages such as the excellent Paterdale Parish Flood Group
Meteor will be exhibiting at the Utility Week Live exhibition on the 17th and 18th May at the NEC. We are also delighted to annouce that the Meteor Remote Camera system is a finalist at the Water Industry Achievement Awards which takes place on the 17th.
Please come and visit our stand (B28) as there will also be a launch event for our new camera system
In conjunction with the Environment Agency Solent and South Downs Flood Resilience Team, part of Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) and Internal Environment Management, part of Corporate Assets, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing (CASHEW), Meteor have collected the Environment Agency Project Excellence Award in the Asset Management category at the Flood and Coast Conference gala dinner ceremony held at the Telford International Centre.
The award is in recognition of the excellent work by the teams involved on projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity and social value whilst embedding a safety and sustainability culture.
The Environment Agency Flood Defence Camera Network utilizes over 150 fully operational Meteor Remote Mobile cameras integrated into a shared environmental web portal for operational and community based social media interaction.
Pictured at the cermony from left to right are Andrew Scott and Tim Wilson, Directors of Meteor Communications, David Bonner Environment Agency Solent & South Downs Resilience Technical Advisor, Martin Sloots and Matt Dibbs, Directors of Meteor Communications and John Curtin, Environment Agency Acting Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management .