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New Member for Southampton Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Subsea technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre.

First public demonstration of virtual robot-subs exploring a virtual ocean

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

The first opportunity for the public to view a live demonstration of world-leading technology that enables a fleet of robotic-subs to work together to measure the ocean’s properties, will take place at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) this Wednesday.

AXA and NOC collaborate on European weather extremes


Last week AXA insurance showcased a project led by Dr Aurélie Duchez from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in collaboration with the UK Met Office, which aims to investigate the role of the ocean on European weather extremes.

NOC to be part of ambitious multi-centre research programmes

The ocean

The NOC is to be part of four highly ambitious research programmes, commissioned by the Natural Environmental Research Council that will see its research centres working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.

First industry code of conduct for marine autonomous surface vehicles

An autonomous surface vehicle

With the help of the NOC, the UK Marine Industries Alliance has launched an industry Code of Conduct in respect of surface Maritime Autonomous Systems.

The aim of the Code is to establish pan industry agreement on aspects of marine autonomous systems development, design, production and operation in advance of and alongside the establishment of governing regulations.

New project investigates the global warming hiatus

The ocean

To investigate why the global warming trend varies from decade to decade, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside those from nine other research organisations as part of a major new multidisciplinary research project.

RRS James Cook research takes biologist to Parliament

RRS James Cook

Rui Vieira an Ocean and Earth Science PhD student from University of Southampton specialising in deep-sea ecology, biological oceanography and fisheries is attending Parliament to present his research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 7 March.

Ground-breaking CCS project

CCS infographic from Shell

The world’s first ‘real world’ deep-water controlled experiment simulating emission from a submerged carbon dioxide storage reservoir is to take place in the North Sea, with the aim of further verifying the safety of offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS).

New centre to help link satellites with robot-subs


The NOC is to form part of the new Centres of Excellence in Satellite applications, which is expected to aid economic growth in the Solent region. As part of this new centre the NOC will develop the technologies to help robot-subs use live satellite data to inform their route through the ocean, not unlike drivers using live traffic updates.

Sea level mapped from space with GPS reflections

The GNSS-R principle (illustration by Paolo Cipollini from the NOC)