VE partners with clients for the long term

In the age of cloud computing, 24/7 connectivity and the Internet of Things, data is undoubtedly one of a business’s greatest intangible assets. It follows that data integrity is essential. Vision Environment has been collecting high quality, real-time environmental data for more than a decade and many of its clients have been on board for […]

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What to look for with your environmental real-time data software

At Vision Environment (VE), we’ve spent more than a decade refining our software. We’ve invested heavily to create customisable dashboards that are purpose-built for water quality and marine monitoring. And we’ve learnt a lot along the way.

Leonie Andersen, director at VE, says choosing the right environmental monitoring software at the start of your project will help you to avoid huge headaches down the track.

So how do you know what to look for? Here are Leonie’s top questions to ask.

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VE to monitor Clinton Vessel Interaction Project

Vision Environment (VE) will undertake an estimated nine months of water quality and light monitoring for Gladstone Ports Corporation as part of the Clinton Vessel Interaction Project, providing the port with high quality data that will enable real-time environmental management.

The project aims to widen the Clinton Channel by moving around 800,000m3 of material.

Leonie Andersen, director at Vision Environment, says VE will also assist GPC to implement adaptive management and mitigation measures to avoid and minimise potential impacts of dredging activities on sensitive receptor sites.

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Building a marine business: Leonie and Felicity

Now in its 11th year, Vision Environment began operating in 2008 when directors Leonie Andersen and Felicity Melville left their “comfortable, secure jobs at CQUniversity”, as they describe them, to start a marine monitoring business servicing the resources industry. Three months later, the global financial crisis hit.

Thanks to a few long-term contracts and a lot of perseverance, they managed to survive their first year in business. By the time renewals and their second year rolled around, some new projects were coming through the pipeline. They were officially up and running.

As we celebrate World Maritime Day 2019, with its theme of empowering women in the maritime community, it seems apt to ask Leonie and Felicity to share a few secrets to their success.

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Our three key achievements at Lyttleton Port

As we move into our fourth year conducting water quality monitoring for Lyttleton Port of Christchurch, we take a moment to look back over our work as part of New Zealand’s largest dredging project.

In 2016, Vision Environment was contracted to conduct monitoring and ensure environmental compliance for the Lyttleton’s channel deepening, widening and lengthening project. The dredging program was forecast to remove around 18 million cubic metres of spoils from the harbour floor.

“We were involved from the very beginning,” says Leonie Andersen, director at Vision Environment.

“We proposed to help them design a monitoring program that was absolutely world best practice and we were on board before the dredging was even approved to assist with the consent process.”

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Dashboards Make a Difference at North Queensland Ports

Getting a three-person team, thousands of dollars of specialised equipment and a customised vessel out on the water in remote northwest Queensland is all in a day’s work for the crew at Vision Environment.

“On the back of previous successful projects at Abbot Point and Hay Point, we were asked by North Queensland Bulk Ports to run environmental monitoring for their Weipa maintenance dredging,” says Leonie Andersen, director at Vision Environment.

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VE awarded contract for New Zealand capital works dredge project

VE were extremely excited to have been awarded the contract to undertake baseline water quality monitoring for the proposed channel deepening project at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. The capital program is required to deepen, widen and lengthen the channel to allow larger vessels to access the port. The proposed three year project is expected to result in material being dredged and disposed of at an offshore spoil ground. In order to assist in managing dredge operations and to protect the natural habitat, VE are installing over 14 telemetered (real time) monitoring stations providing data for physchem, weather and current profiling in addition to light logging.

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Local Coral Gets Shady

New research is being undertaken in Gladstone Harbour to determine how much sunlight local corals need to thrive, by covering them with shades. It is hoped that the outcome of the research will assist in the management of future dredging projects where coral habitats are at risk. Although corals are animals they live closely with algae which are plants and therefore need sunlight to survive. Turbid water caused by flooding or activities such as dredging may reduce the sunlight reaching the coral and therefore could inhibit coral growth.

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VE in top five tenders by dollar value to GRC

Gladstone Regional Council has a policy of developing local business and industry as much as it can, while still ensuring that ratepayers are afforded good value for money. As a local company, VE were in the top five tenders by dollar value awarded by GRC for 2015.

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Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Vision Environment was proud to sponsor the Quoin Island Gala benefit which was a major fund raising event for the turtle rehabilitation centre located on the island. The target of $20,000 funds raised was reached which will contribute to the cost of basic needs such as food for the turtles.

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