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 .
The Meteor Nexus GPRS camera has been awarded first prize in the Environment Agency’s Excellence Awards 2016 – Asset Management category. This is a recognition of the work completed on the Flood Defence Camera Network and the awards ceremony will take place at the Flood and Coast Conference on 24th Feb in Telford. Meteor will also be exhibiting so please come and join us! Click here for a link to the exhibition.
The full article available here describes the live operation of over 120 Meteor Nexus Cameras for flood protection, the first large scale installation of it kind in the country:
“Solar-powered cameras – The Environment Agency has recently installed solar powered cameras at locations around the country to monitor water levels in crucial areas. The cameras are linked to Twitter and when residents have signed up to the service, they will receive alerts and photos via twitter when water levels rise significantly.”
As shown in the image above, the cost-effective cameras are quick to deploy, low maintenance and robust. For more information about the EA Flood Defence Camera Network please click here.
Continuing Meteor’s strategy of embracing Open Data for the benefit of its large and varied user community, external data and applications have been made available in the Meteor Data Centre user interface:
Open Government Hydrometry Data
Following the release of over 3,000 Water Level, Groundwater Level and Flow Station data sites under the Open Government Licence all of these sites are available to view and manipulate in the Meteor Data Centre.
Environment Agency 3 Day Flood Risk Forecast and Mapping
Met. Office Weather Forecast
A five day weather forecast view showing cloud condition, temperature, wind speed/direction and UV levels along with national real time forecast maps of rainfall, pressure and temperature is available.
This development reflects the movement towards an Internet of Things (IoT) approach for application content that Meteor will continue to develop and expand for the benefit of end users as new data sources become available.