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Thales joins NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

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 autonomy projects.

New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

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.

Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

RRS James Cook

Little hills have big effect on biodiversity

Foraminiferal species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth).

NOC’s Autosub Long Range is Boaty McBoatface

Autosub Long Range

In March 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s next world-class polar research ship.

UK’s largest marine robot fleet defies storms to complete successful mission

 Submarine glider being recovered, accompanied by a rare Atlantic Wreckfish

The RRS Discovery visits Liverpool

RRS Discovery in Liverpool

The RRS Discovery is in Liverpool this week as part of a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science being showcased by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) alongside the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

NOC and University of Liverpool renew working partnership agreement

Professor Janet Beer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have renewed their formal working relationship with the signing of a new agreement on board RRS Discovery, which arrived in Liverpool on Tuesday morning for a series of public events.

Marine snow fuels life on the sea-floor

Autosub6000

City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of ‘marine snow’ on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains surrounding hills.

Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

PAP Surface Buoy

European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global.