About Eco Detection
Our vision is to collect complex environmental data that can translate into actionable results.
Eco Detection provides a managed service to Government organisations, NGOs, research institutes, regional councils and industry. This includes installing and maintaining sensors, as well as delivering sensor data and regular summary reports.
Our game-changing technology was initially developed for military purposes in searching for fertiliser-based explosive devices. Developed in Australia, proven in field trials and independently lab verified, our technology is significantly advanced over anything in the market, providing a level of accuracy that water scientists could only dream of - until now.
We’re passionate about using our ubiquitous real-time water monitoring service to help organisations better monitor, measure and manage freshwater quality, thus improving freshwater environments around the globe.
CEO – New Zealand
Eco Detection Limited
Jefferson Harcourt formed Grey Innovation in 1998 after completing an associate diploma of mechanical engineering and an honours degree in electrical engineering.
As director of Grey Innovation, Jefferson has developed over one hundred products and in peak periods employed over 50 engineers, industrial designers and software developers.
Jefferson’s passion for product development extends beyond the product and into the business behind the development. He works with members of the investment community to help build business, sits on a high number of start up company boards, and is committed to helping create successful high-tech companies.
Grey Innovation Pty Ltd
Mike has over 20 years product development experience and has developed highly complex defence, medical and communications systems for a number of Australian and US companies. Mike brings his deep knowledge of electronic engineering, software development, manufacturing and testing to lead the technical teams at Grey Innovation.
Steve has over 15 years experience in project management, consulting and working with Councils and Iwi processing resource consents. He has worked on rural and residential development, managing roads, civil engineering, construction and mining.
Steve is passionate about environmental issues and sustainability.
Independent Non-Executive Director – Eco Detection Pty Ltd
Wendy is an experienced executive with over 20 years background in the resources / extractive and manufacturing sectors, working across geographies and cultures - particularly Indonesia, Colombia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, North America, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Wendy’s past roles include General Manager for community, Orica, and Group General Manager (Environment, Community and Sustainable Development) for BHP.
Director/Founder Grey Innovation Pty Ltd
Director/Founder Eco Detection Pty Ltd
Scientific Advisory Board
DAVID PHILIP HAMILTON
Australian Rivers Institute
David Hamilton is the Deputy Director in the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane. His research interests are in lake water quality modeling, cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms and sensors for measuring lake parameters.
Director - Taiao Natural Resource Management
Natural Resource Manager
Nic Conland is a natural resources scientist with over 20 years’ experience in environmental assessments involving both the monitoring and review of water quality effects; and managing, reviewing and reporting on water quality programmes at the farm, enterprise and catchment scale.
Nic has extensive experience in determining catchment responses (effects) on groundwater and riverine systems for large primary sector; infrastructure; and development operations where a long-term catchment monitoring programme is required for business and community decision making.