Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS)

Could ocean robots help decide if oil-rigs could become reefs?

Basket star on an oil structure

Today at Ocean Business, in Southampton, a project has been launched aiming to develop a guide for using ocean-robots to assess the impact of decommissioned oil structures on marine life.

NOC's Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017

The MAT Showcase for 2017 will take place during the week of 13 - 17 November.

A Year of Autonomy to help address challenges faces by the robotics industry

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 artificial intelligence, societal acceptance and energy management.

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.

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

 	Submarine glider being recovered, accompanied by a rare Atlantic Wreckfish

A fleet of ten marine robots has successfully completed an ambitious two-week mission off northwest Scotland, despite being hit by a succession of Atlantic storms with winds gusting up to 60 mph and waves up to 7 m high.

New UK marine technology show launched

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre is to host a brand new Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase in November this year.

NOC helps predict the monsoon

Monsoon image

The NOC is to play a key role in a UK-India collaborative project to predict monsoon rainfall over India by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal.