Ambisense https://ambisense.net a system of environmental intelligence Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:14:48 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://ambisense.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/favicon2.png Ambisense https://ambisense.net 32 32 Ambisense contracted for Lower Thames Crossing preliminary works https://ambisense.net/ambisense-contracted-for-lower-thames-crossing-preliminary-works/ https://ambisense.net/ambisense-contracted-for-lower-thames-crossing-preliminary-works/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:55:56 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=2106 We’re excited to announce our involvement in the preliminary ground surveys in support of Highways England’s planned Lower Thames Crossing. The nationally significant infrastructure project, worth £5.3-£6.8bn, encompasses a new dual-carriageway and tunnel system linking Essex and Kent and is the biggest single road construction project since the M25 was completed more than 30 years

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Envirocon 2019 https://ambisense.net/envirocon-2019/ https://ambisense.net/envirocon-2019/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:35:34 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=1015 Last year’s Envirocon was a huge success and was very well received by those attending. This year’s conference will also be dedicated to new technology in the environmental monitoring sector, however, it will have a slightly different format. The morning session will be dedicated to presentations and speakers, and in the afternoon there will be

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5 Reasons to Use Technology to Solve Complex Environmental Problems https://ambisense.net/5-reasons-to-use-technology-to-solve-complex-environmental-problems/ https://ambisense.net/5-reasons-to-use-technology-to-solve-complex-environmental-problems/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:18:57 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=744 Like many other sectors, the environmental industry is moving towards deeper technology adoption. This has the potential to change incumbent business models that have stood for decades. At Ambisense we believe that weaving technology into the traditional environmental consulting business model will not only make companies more efficient but will deliver better client outcomes. In

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Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Dr Brett Wells https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-dr-brett-wells/ https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-dr-brett-wells/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:09:17 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=731 In the latest of our Enviro Influencers series, where we talk to key people who we think are key influencers in the environmental industry, we interviewed Brett Wells, asking him his thoughts on the technology, regulations and the changes and trends that he sees coming.  “People are building systems to assess the quality of data in real-time and slowly more

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CL:AIRE Technical Bulletin TB16: Complete Continuous Monitoring in Underfloor Voids https://ambisense.net/claire-technical-bulletin-tb16-complete-continuous-monitoring-in-underfloor-voids/ https://ambisense.net/claire-technical-bulletin-tb16-complete-continuous-monitoring-in-underfloor-voids/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:16:43 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=684 The CL:AIRE TB16 is useful guidance written by the teams at EPG ltd and Ambisense Ltd, and provides a robust and practical solution for the monitoring of under-floor voids.  This method of post-construction monitoring is not routinely required, however, it can be used on sites where incorrect membranes have been installed or omitted altogether, or

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Using Purge and Recovery Techniques in Ground Gas Risk Assessment https://ambisense.net/using-purge-and-recovery-techniques-in-ground-gas-risk-assessment/ https://ambisense.net/using-purge-and-recovery-techniques-in-ground-gas-risk-assessment/#respond Sun, 19 May 2019 09:52:02 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=1 Purge and recovery tests involve removing gas from a monitoring well and recording the recovery in gas concentration immediately afterwards. The tests were often used in the early 1990s to assess gas emission rates but were replaced by direct flow rate measurement from boreholes once accurate flow meters with a low detection limit became available.

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A Simple Guide to Communication Technologies for Environmental Monitoring https://ambisense.net/a-simple-guide-to-communication-technologies-for-environmental-monitoring/ https://ambisense.net/a-simple-guide-to-communication-technologies-for-environmental-monitoring/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 06:31:26 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=764 Understanding the major players in the Internet of Things Communications technologies can take time and brainpower. How do they relate to your environmental monitoring? What are the pros and cons of each? Here’s our Simple Guide to Communication Technologies for Environmental Monitoring. 2G Perhaps the most widely available telecoms protocol, GSM (2G) has been around

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New Cl:aire Technical Bulletin TB17: Ground Gas Monitoring and ‘Worst – Case’ Conditions https://ambisense.net/new-claire-technical-bulletin-tb17-ground-gas-monitoring-and-worst-case-conditions/ https://ambisense.net/new-claire-technical-bulletin-tb17-ground-gas-monitoring-and-worst-case-conditions/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:27:57 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=203 This Technical Bulletin, CL:AIRE TB17, provides guidance on the critical barometric pressure conditions that influence gas monitoring results and provides a clear framework to allow risk assessors to determine when they have sufficient gas monitoring data to evaluate and manage ground gas risk with confidence. It has been written by Steve Wilson & James Lucas

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Continuous Dissolved Gas Monitoring https://ambisense.net/continuous-dissolved-gas-monitoring/ https://ambisense.net/continuous-dissolved-gas-monitoring/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:30:18 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=205 At Ambisense our mission is to use technology to solve complex environmental problems. This mission is enabled by the uptick in the development of novel, field-deployable sensor technologies made available to our customers on our award-winning software platform.  Our GasfluX & MultifluX platforms are designed to enable real-time ground-gas risk assessment, analytics and quantification. To

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Using ternary plots for interpretation of ground gas monitoring results https://ambisense.net/using-ternary-plots-for-interpretation-of-ground-gas-monitoring-results/ https://ambisense.net/using-ternary-plots-for-interpretation-of-ground-gas-monitoring-results/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:33:06 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=207 Ternary plots are commonly used to allow interpretation of ground gas monitoring results.  There are various ways of plotting data in ternary graphs.  This paper explains two different approaches that can be used and the implications that need to be considered when interpreting the data.  It also provides advice on using ternary plots to help

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Ambisense Launches MultifluX™ https://ambisense.net/ambisense-launches-multiflux/ https://ambisense.net/ambisense-launches-multiflux/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:05:11 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=665 AmbiSense Launches MultifluX™ AmbiSense launched the world’s first online, continuous gas and flow monitoring device GasfluX™ in 2016. Now the instrument of choice for ground gas monitoring applications, AmbiSense is very proud to announce the release of the multi-level MultifluX™ module. What is MultifluX™? MultifluX™ is a multiplexor extension accessory for GasfluX™ designed to enable multiple discreet depths,

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Partnership with BGS https://ambisense.net/partnership-with-bgs/ https://ambisense.net/partnership-with-bgs/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:34:59 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=630 Partnership with British Geological Survey (BGS) At Ambisense, we share the belief that environmental risks are best understood and ultimately quantified by looking across multiple datasets and lines of evidence. We also believe that our industry is undergoing a technological revolution as machine learning and other computational data science techniques are combined with the projected

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Envirocon! London 17th May https://ambisense.net/envirocon-london-17th-may/ https://ambisense.net/envirocon-london-17th-may/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:10 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=671 Like many sectors, the Brownfield industry is subject to huge disruption from new technologies.  However, we understand that staying abreast of these new technologies is difficult. Which technologies work best for particular applications? How do you spot your GasfluX from your GasMelon? That’s why we have created Envirocon! The only environmental conference dedicated solely to new

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Infographic: 5 Reasons to Use Technology to Solve Complex Environmental Problems https://ambisense.net/infographic-5-reasons-to-use-technology-to-solve-complex-environmental-problems/ https://ambisense.net/infographic-5-reasons-to-use-technology-to-solve-complex-environmental-problems/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:14:19 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=677 Like many other sectors, the environmental industry is moving towards deeper technology adoption. This has the potential to change incumbent business models that have stood for decades. Here’s a graphic showing  5 Reasons to Use Technology to Solve Complex Environmental Problems

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Free White Paper on Continuous Monitoring For Underfloor Voids https://ambisense.net/free-white-paper-on-continuous-monitoring-for-underfloor-voids/ https://ambisense.net/free-white-paper-on-continuous-monitoring-for-underfloor-voids/#respond Mon, 25 Dec 2017 05:52:08 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=721 We’ve put together a free guide on how monitoring of underfloor voids to help provide a more robust assessment of the risk posed by ground gas Post-construction monitoring of passively ventilated underfloor voids is not routinely required. The design and performance of passive venting systems for ground gas follow well-established principles and has been proven

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Infographic: Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data https://ambisense.net/infographic-why-useless-data-is-worse-than-no-data/ https://ambisense.net/infographic-why-useless-data-is-worse-than-no-data/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:36:00 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=211 To characterise a process, data is a necessity. In the absence of data, important parameters of a process are not tracked, their significance cannot be evaluated and their behaviour over the course of time cannot be understood. Here’s a graphic showing Why useless data is worse than no data You can read the whole article here.

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Lost Without Data https://ambisense.net/lost-without-data/ https://ambisense.net/lost-without-data/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:23:20 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=697 “In God we trust – all others must bring data” is a quote from reputed statistician Edward Deming, regarded as a forefather of modern business management practices. It distinguishes between implicit trust and data-driven decision making, where the latter is a considered approach using the data available to hand and using intuition to decide upon

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Infographic: Why Measuring Water Levels is Crucial for Understanding Ground Gas Behaviour https://ambisense.net/infographic-why-measuring-water-levels-is-crucial-for-understanding-ground-gas-behaviour/ https://ambisense.net/infographic-why-measuring-water-levels-is-crucial-for-understanding-ground-gas-behaviour/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:30:32 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=700 Ground gas measurements are influenced by a myriad of factors – the underlying gassing activity, subsurface migration conditions, meteorological and tidal factors, and the status of the monitoring well itself. Here’s a graphic showing Why Measuring Water Levels is Crucial for Understanding Ground-Gas Behaviour. You can read the whole article here.

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Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-matt-georges/ https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-matt-georges/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:44:30 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=713 Preface: Technology is disrupting industry value chains and business models the world over. The world’s largest taxi company Uber owns no vehicles, Facebook, the world’s largest media company creates no content & Air B&B, the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate.  The environmental industry, however, with its complex value chains & regulatory controls

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3 Mistakes Not to Make When Deploying Environmental Technology https://ambisense.net/3-mistakes-not-to-make-when-deploying-environmental-technology/ https://ambisense.net/3-mistakes-not-to-make-when-deploying-environmental-technology/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:54:32 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=724 3 Mistakes Not to Make When Deploying Environmental Technology In a world of rapid technological development, the key concepts of device accuracy and precision – the cornerstones of instrumentation within the disciplines of science and engineering – have never been more relevant. In layman terms, ‘accuracy’ is how close a measurement is to the true

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How to create new revenue streams using new technologies? https://ambisense.net/how-to-create-new-revenue-streams-using-new-technologies/ https://ambisense.net/how-to-create-new-revenue-streams-using-new-technologies/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:02:18 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=727 The so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution is still in its infancy and is emerging in a series of ‘waves of disruption’. The third wave, namely digital operations promises to have a profound impact on product and service delivery, in many cases truly reshaping how value is created and business in conducted across the spectrum of B2B

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Free White Paper on Why Technology Helps Environmental Consultants Deliver Better Client Outcomes https://ambisense.net/free-white-paper-on-why-technology-helps-environmental-consultants-deliver-better-client-outcomes/ https://ambisense.net/free-white-paper-on-why-technology-helps-environmental-consultants-deliver-better-client-outcomes/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:09:44 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=735 5 Reasons Why Technology Can Deliver Better Client Outcomes for Environmental Consultants   Like many other sectors, the environmental industry is moving towards deeper technology adoption. This has the potential to change incumbent business models that have stood for decades. The old adage of ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ is certainly relevant, however

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Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Brian Kahl https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-brian-kahl/ https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-brian-kahl/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:19:19 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=747 In the latest of our Enviro Influencers series, where we talk to key people who we think are key influencers in the environmental industry, we interviewed Brian Kahl, asking him his thoughts on the industry, technology, and the changes and trends that he sees coming. “I can envision regulators moving away from the tiered compliance model and issuing self-monitoring permits”

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Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Professor Dermot Diamond https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-professor-dermot-diamond/ https://ambisense.net/enviro-influencers-series-an-interview-with-professor-dermot-diamond/#respond Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:21:45 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=751 Preface: Technology is disrupting industry value chains and business models the world over. The worlds largest taxi company Uber, owns no vehicles, Facebook, the worlds largest media company creates no content & Air B&B, the worlds largest accommodation provider owns no real estate.  The environmental industry, however, with its complex value chains & regulatory controls

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Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data https://ambisense.net/why-useless-data-is-worse-than-no-data/ https://ambisense.net/why-useless-data-is-worse-than-no-data/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:25:49 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=756 To characterise a process, data is a necessity. In the absence of data, important parameters of a process are not tracked, their significance cannot be evaluated and their behaviour over the course of time cannot be understood. Here’s Why useless data is worse than no data Data – the basis of making decisions To characterise a

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Why Measuring Water Levels is Crucial for Understanding Ground Gas Behaviour https://ambisense.net/why-measuring-water-levels-is-crucial-for-understanding-ground-gas-behaviour/ https://ambisense.net/why-measuring-water-levels-is-crucial-for-understanding-ground-gas-behaviour/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:29:46 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=761 Ground gas measurements are influenced by a myriad of factors – the underlying gassing activity, subsurface migration conditions, meteorological and tidal factors, and the status of the monitoring well itself. Here’s Why Measuring Water Levels is Crucial for Understanding Ground-Gas Behaviour: Testing the Waters is Critical As surely as the weather invariably permeates our social conversations,

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3 Things That Onsite Analysis & The Mars Rover Curiosity Have In Common https://ambisense.net/3-things-that-onsite-analysis-the-mars-rover-curiosity-have-in-common/ https://ambisense.net/3-things-that-onsite-analysis-the-mars-rover-curiosity-have-in-common/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 06:34:26 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=768 What comes to mind when you think of the Mars Rover Curiosity? Do you wonder at the boundless innovation of mankind? Awe at the vastness of the cosmos? Or maybe, autonomous onsite analysis springs to mind! Here are 3 Things That Onsite Analysis & The Mars Rover Curiosity Have In Common  If like us, you work in the

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Big Data and Continuous Monitoring: The Trade-Offs https://ambisense.net/big-data-and-continuous-monitoring-the-trade-offs/ https://ambisense.net/big-data-and-continuous-monitoring-the-trade-offs/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 06:41:36 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=780 With the projected exponential growth in IoT devices (IDC forecast 28.1 billion IoT connected devices globally by 2020) remote monitoring technologies will increasingly become the norm for the environmental sector. Here are the Trade-Offs between Big Data and Continuous Monitoring: The growth in IoT devices will also see a huge increase in the overall amount of data

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Autonomous Gas Monitoring for the Landfill Sector – Why Now? https://ambisense.net/autonomous-gas-monitoring-landfill/ https://ambisense.net/autonomous-gas-monitoring-landfill/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 06:40:13 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=777 There’s an old adage that says “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. This mantra is particularly relevant to environmental monitoring, whereby data on conditions and metrics lead to a more informed understanding of the underlying processes affecting the scenario in question. The Landfill Sector is one where autonomous gas monitoring is the new kid on the block:

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M2M: Getting Smart About Environment Monitoring https://ambisense.net/m2m-getting-smart-about-environment-monitoring/ https://ambisense.net/m2m-getting-smart-about-environment-monitoring/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 06:38:37 +0000 https://ambisense.net/?p=774 There’s a revolution afoot in the environmental monitoring sector, with technological advances meaning we can get smart about environmental monitoring. A revolution in efficiency has been gaining a steady pace over the past number of years. This is driven by a demand to better understand and protect our fragile environment and the scarce resources such as

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