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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 exponential growth in available data from smart devices such as GasfluX. With this in mind, we are very proud today to announce our partnership with the British Geological Survey to make their data available to our customers on our environmental analytics platform, Ambilytics.

The British Geological Survey is a part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) and is its principal supplier of national capability in geoscience. It advances understanding of the structure, properties and processes of the solid Earth system through interdisciplinary surveys, monitoring and research for the benefit of society.

For many decades the BGS has built its reputation as a provider and developer of high quality commercially valuable geotechnical and environmental data used across the environmental industry from waste to water, contaminated land and oil and gas applications. Providing access to this data to our customers will enable them to quickly and cost-effectively utilise multiple lines of evidence improving the quality and speed of service.

Commenting on the announcement, BGS Commercialisation Manager Mike Ackroyd says ‘The BGS has always worked to be at the forefront in terms of technological and data development and as our industry and research transitions to more data-centric services we look forward to working with an innovative company such as Ambisense in what is a new and exciting market for us’.

Commenting on the announcement, Ambisense CEO Stephen McNulty said ‘The future of our industry is about putting the existing and growing volumes of data we have in the hands of consultants and other decision-makers to speed up the quality and speed of environmental analytics. We are delighted and honoured to welcome the BGS as a partner given their reputation for providing high-quality data and analytics services to the industry’.

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Steve Wilson

Steve specialises in the investigation, assessment and mitigation of ground gas and hydrocarbon vapours and is an Accredited Risk Assessor (ASoBRA) for permanent gases and vapour intrusion (he also acts as a scrutineer for the scheme) . He has written several key technical papers on this subject and has contributed to recent CIRIA, British Standards and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health guidance on ground gas assessment and mitigation. He was a member of the drafting committee for BS8567, Guidance on sampling of ground gas and the 2015 update of BS8485 on gas protection design (with 2019 amendment). He advises local authorities in the UK on planning, Part IIA and other issues relating to ground and landfill gas. He has completed several Part IIa risk assessments in relation to the risk of gas migration from landfill sites towards existing buildings, including options appraisals and mitigation design. He has designed numerous vent trench and barrier systems to prevent ground gas migration. He has recently completed work into the effects of flooding on landfill gas risk and looking at landfill permit surrender guidance in the UK. Steve has acted as an expert witness in court cases involving landfill or ground gas migration in the UK and Australia and for a site in Bangladesh where a gas exploration well had blown out. He has been involved in the design of gas and VOC mitigation measures for sites around the world affected by gas from various sources including mine workings. This has included retrofit schemes for existing buildings affected by gas ingress. He also provides expert support on ground gas to several Licensed or Accredited Contaminated Sites Auditors in Australia.