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Dec 05, 2016
The Earth from space The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather... Read more
Dec 01, 2016
Professor Angela Hatton Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science & Technology at the National Oceanography Centre.On her appointment, Professor Angela Hatton said, “These are interesting and exciting times for the NOC; addressing globally significant challenges, driving forward... Read more
Nov 29, 2016
The new microsub being revealed at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This innovative new design, led by Planet Ocean & co-developed by NOC, ASV ltd... Read more
Nov 16, 2016
The Year of Autonomy ‘A Year of Autonomy’ was launched today at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This programme of five workshops aims to address the common challenges faced by robotic systems on land, sea and air by encouraging shared learning and collaboration. These challenges include; the development of... Read more
Nov 14, 2016
Celebrating the first anniversary of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Southampton’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre is this week celebrating its one year anniversary, by hosting a week of marine technology events and welcoming a recent flurry of new partners and members. Opened in November last year, by Jo Johnson, Minister... Read more
Nov 11, 2016
 	Autonaut launch AutoNaut Ltd, a global leader in autonomous wave propelled vessels, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. UK-based AutoNaut and the NOC has enjoyed a long-term relationship since 2013 and this move is a sign of the company’s increasing ambitions. Recent... Read more
Nov 08, 2016
Thames Barrier The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise. These predictions have been published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of... Read more
Nov 07, 2016
Ed Hill NOC and Eddie Awang Thales Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets, announced today that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton to facilitate its ongoing partnership with the NOC on marine... Read more
Nov 01, 2016
Image courtesy Liquid Robotics® Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics®... Read more
Oct 28, 2016
RRS James Cook Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what... Read more