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Angela Eagle MP visits the tide predicting machines exhibition at the NOC.
November 24, 2015
NOC was delighted to host Angela Eagle MP for Wallasey & Shadow Business Secretary & First Secretary of State to showcase NOC science and in particular the world leading science carried out in Liverpool. Ed Hill, NOC Executive Director...
Jo Johnson visits the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre
November 23, 2015
A £3 million centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector was officially opened by Science Minister, Jo Johnson, on 23 November 2015. Addressing some of the leading figures in marine technology development, Jo...
Image of Thomas on Loch Ern courtesy of Kyle McNally, SeeByte 2015
November 20, 2015
Software that could better enable a fleet of robotic vehicles to work together to perform tasks such as seeking and tracking whales and dolphins, has been successfully trialled in Loch Earn, Scotland. This software acts like a ‘central brain...
Colossendeis in hand
November 13, 2015
3 December 2015 – Collections of Discovery – Speaker: Tammy Horton – Enthusiasm for the largest environment on earth, the deep sea and the creatures that inhabit it, is greater than ever, despite its remote and intangible quality...
Marine Robotic Innovation Centre
November 09, 2015
Edinburgh based SeeByte UK, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, is expanding its offices and taking space in the new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton...

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