Autosub Long Range

ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known affectionately around the world as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica.

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Autosub Long Range ‘Boaty McBoatface’ returns home after successful Antarctic mission

Autosub Long Range being deployed from the RRS James Clark Ross

The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the NOC last week, returning Autosub Long Range (ALR) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic.

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.