Joint venture to create UK national agricultural knowledge service
6 January 2020
Agri-business across the UK will enjoy greater access to the latest independent advice backed by world-leading research and innovation, thanks to a new digital platform that will provide a shop window to an independent source of knowledge, expertise, tools and services for the rural and food sectors. This new project will be launched in the springtime of 2020.
Lift off from the gasworks. Image courtesy of Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website
The recent biographical adventure film release, The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne, is based on a pioneering meteorological balloon flight made by Henry Coxwell and James Glaisher in 1862. The flight took place on 5 September 1862 at Stafford Road Gasworks in Wolverhampton, UK, and is one of the greatest feats of Victorian exploration. The flight increased our knowledge of the atmosphere and helped to lead the way to modern-weather forecasting. But did you know that the flight was made from the current ADAS (an RSK company) Wolverhampton office site?
RSK is replacing its lead-acid batteries with modern, lithium-ion batteries across its portfolio of real-time noise, vibration and air quality monitoring systems. This will bring significant environmental advantages and many client benefits.