National Marine Equipment Pool
The National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP) is the largest centralised marine scientific equipment pool in Europe with a range of scientific instruments and equipment.
The NMEP holds more than 10,000 instruments and technologies valuing over £20 million, suitable for studying a range of scientific disciplines and provides scientists with access to skilled marine technicians, engineers and technologists. As part of our national capability remit, the NMEP delivers professional technology support to enable the marine science community to carry out world-class research.
Our people specialise in procurement, preparation, operation, deployment, repair, maintenance and calibration of the equipment that we provide to scientists for research cruises. Technicians and engineers based at the NOC are responsible for instrumentation in the National Marine Equipment Pool. Great care and attention to detail goes into the preparation of instruments for cruises to ensure that the instruments operate both reliably and consistently to provide the highest quality of data for our scientists. We also liaise with the international scientific community to provide advice and expertise towards design of future equipment using new technologies.
Equipment within the National Marine Equipment Pool is available for use by the marine science community. Contact us for more information or to arrange hire of our instruments and vehicles.