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Valeport In Action competition winners announced

19th June 2015
A stunning image of a Weddell Seal in the Antarctica carrying a Valeport CTD sensor and a hands-on video showing the pilot deployment of a Valeport Midas directional wave recorder at the mouth of the UK’s Humber Estuary, have been announced by Valeport as the winners in its first ever product in action competition.
Weddell Seal in the Antarctica carrying a Valeport CTD sensor
Weddell Seal in the Antarctica carrying a Valeport CTD sensor

UK-based Valeport designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric communities asked its customers worldwide to send in videos and photos of Valeport products in action for a chance to win an iPad Air 2 (video category) and iPad Mini 3 (picture category).


Daniel Costa of the University of California’s photo of a Weddell Seal in the Ross Sea, Antarctica carrying a Valeport CTD sensor integrated into a tag built by the Sea Mammal Research Unit, St Andrews won the picture category.   The video category went to Ross Jennings of the University of Hull with his footage of a Valeport Midas DWR being deployed at Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber Estuary (UK) as part of a pilot deployment project which aimed to test the device and deployment methodology for later fieldwork in more energetic sites upstream.


The number and variety of entries received to the international competition surprised and impressed Valeport’s sales and marketing manager Kevin Edwards: “We were really delighted by both the quality and quantity of entries we received, the great images and content made it pretty tough for the panel to judge the competition.  The location information, work being conducted and stories behind the images and video were all very interesting.  It was great to see such variety and unusual applications in some cases!   Congratulations to both Daniel and Ross for submitting the winning entries and thanks to everyone who entered the competition.”


The winning entries are available to view here, (Competition-Winners) and Valeport will shortly be sharing a gallery showcasing a selection of the other entries on their website and social media networks.