Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS)

Autosub Long Range prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission

The NOC’s Autosub Long Range is joining ocean scientists from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – and how they affect climate change.

NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017

The MAT Showcase for 2017 will take place 13 – 15 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

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

£10m investment into autonomous systems

RRS Discovery with some of NOC’s autonomous vehicles in the foreground

The Natural Environment Research Council announced today that it will invest £15m in Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) and sensors over a five-year development programme.

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.

Official opening of the NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Jo Johnson visits the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

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.