Marine Source Heat Pump research continues. Working with one of the best in the world (and its Welsh!)

…and we chatted about more divers to look for ant potential impats. this was last years initial dive survey of the sea bed and its ecology

…and we chatted about more divers to look for any potential impacts. This was last years initial dive survey of the sea bed and its ecology

Today Paul and I spent the afternoon with Alan from the School of oceanographic science at the University of Bangor . The School is recognised as one of the top oceanography academic institutes in the world. Alan from the SEACAMS project at Bangor has worked with us for a few years and is looking at the next set of research projects around our marine source heat pump. The purpose of which is to learn more and add value. They have recently completed a detailed intertidal laser survey. This Thursday six MSc students and ecologists are undertaking further ecological surveys before we install the sea pipes and system in place. They are doing this in order to get as detailed a baseline as possible. This will then lead on to a medium term survey to see if we are having any impact on this sensitive area. But also if this often tough environment will have an impact on our project. Discussions then went on with Alan to look at what next step on the R&D work and developing and learning best practice for others to take this renewable heating approach on…we have ideas! As ever more to come!

The multi-beam survey undertaken by the SEACAMS project last year to help is understand what was out in the Menai Straits

The multi-beam survey undertaken by the SEACAMS project last year to help us understand what was out in the Menai Straits

THis is what its all about for us. Looking after special places. Using the wet bit in the foreground to heat the historic bit in the background.

This is what it’s all about for us. Looking after special places. Using the wet bit in the foreground to heat the historic bit in the background. Plas Newydd and the Menai Straits

This is the bit you can't sea under the water. This is what a multi beam sonar can generate and this helped inform the project

This is the bit you can’t sea under the water. This is what a multi beam sonar can generate and this helped inform the project. This is not the Grand Canyon. Its our own Menai Straits

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