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Title: Water guardian capability statement
Author: National Rivers Authority Northumbria and Yorkshire Region
Document Type: Monograph
The aim of this document is to describe the capabilities of the coastal survey vessel WATER GUARDIAN and the application of its uses. WA TER GUARDIAN is one of a fleet of four purpose built vessels which are owned and run by the National Rivers Authority. It is designed for collecting water, sediment and biological samples for statutory needs (National and International), national surveillance programme of the marine environment, and any regional operational needs. It was built and commissioned in 1992 by David Abels Boatbuilders of Bristol and is now permanently berthed at the Hartlepool marina. Additional berthing facilities exist at various locations along the North East coast with a permanent berth allocation at Tyne Dock. WATER GUARDIAN routinely works for the National Rivers Authority in the estuaries and along the North East coast, but has worked up to 30 miles off shore, and as a contractor for other organisations. Clients include Wimpey Environmental, Hull University Institute of Coastal and Estuarine Sciences, Sheffield University, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, NERC, Port of Tyne, Tees Development Corporation, and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A full set of admiralty charts on board the vessel mean that it has the navigational information to survey anywhere in the British Isles.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersEstuariesSurveyingBoats
Extent: 1992
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