At this year's NECC, we'll have several engineering-based companies and academics that will showcase some of their tools and technologies that could be used to detect and prevent environmental crime. There will also be some live afternoon demonstrations in the auditorium and main exhibition hall.

If you are a technology and engineering based company, or an academic department that would like to showcase at our event, please contact joanna.hill.11@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Lucas Joppa


Scientist, Computational Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Microsoft Research and Technology for Nature.


Dr Lucas Joppa is a scientist in the Computational Ecology Group at Microsoft Research, where he leads the Conservation @ Microsoft research programme and facilitates Microsoft's partnership with the IUCN Red List. He works across the science, policy and tools and technology space with the goal of facilitating the conservation of ecological systems. Lucas is an ecologist by background, with a PhD from Duke University, and has broad research interests in predictive environmental modeling, model-driven data collection, and using technology to monitor environmental processes. He is a fellow at the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, an Honorary Conservation Fellow at the Zoological Society of London, the 'Advisor on Science and Innovation' to UNEP-WCMC, and serves in various other advisory roles to international environmental organisations.


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Vipa UK Ltd


Vipa UK Ltd are a company who specialise in the design, manufacture and sales of covert rapid deployment solutions based in County Durham. Vipa UK Ltd have operated with councils and police forces across the country for 4 years and have played a big part in the success of helping to tackle environmental crime. 

Ciper UK Ltd are currently led by their director Mr. Colin Chambers with 35 years of specialist experience in the fight against environmental and anti-social crime.

Colin started Viper UK in 2009 with the intention to develop a full range of versatile products in partnership with selected police forces and councils across the UK. This insured that the products could be rapidly installed and maintained with ease. 

All manufacturing and design is carried out by the company's production team, who have a combined 40 years of experience in developing battery/mains operated crime prevention products. 

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SmartWater Technology Ltd


Our philosophy is simple - the more criminals we help to convict, the more SmartWater acts as a powerful deterrent. We offer a range of cutting-edge forensic security services and products to both detect and deter criminal activity. SmartWater has been successfully used to combat crimes including burglary, robbery and metal theft, as well as environmental crimes including wildlife poaching and fly-tipping. 

The forensic codes within our unique marking solutions are the first to achieve 'Grade A External' classification under the British Standards Institution's specification PAS 820:2012, meaning they are guaranteed to last outside for at least 5 years.


Phil Cleary FRSA, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of SmartWater Technology Ltd

Former West Midlands Police officer, Phil Cleary, co-founded SmartWater in 1996 with his brother Mike and is responsible for the strategic thrust of SmartWater and the development of new markets and sales initiatives. Phil created the crime reduction methodology known as The SmartWater Strategy™ which is now used by the police community, local authorities and commercial organisations throughout the UK, as well as in Europe and the USA.


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