Monday 14 – Friday 18 November 2016
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre is hosting a brand new marine autonomy and technology showcase from 14-18 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton. The full programme of events and registration is available now on the NOC’s conference website.
Marine Autonomy is a transformative technology that is generating much interest from industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Offshore Renewables and Defence, and the inaugural Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase is being established in response to this interest.
The week long programme of free workshops, talks, demonstrations and networking is a unique opportunity to find out about the latest developments in ocean technology and how you can engage with the NOC on opportunities to secure funding, share ideas and get them in front of influential users from the marine and maritime industries.
Highlights of the five day MAT Showcase programme include the launch of two new command and control software products demonstrating collaborative working of marine autonomous systems, overviews of the key innovative projects that the NOC are partnering on, as well as an exclusive evaluation of the ‘Marine Autonomous Systems in Support of Marine Observations (MASSMO)’ project that saw the largest deployment of marine autonomous systems in October this year. Each day of the Showcase sees leading figures from key industries take to the stage to present their needs from marine technologies, as well as presentations from funders on their funding plans into the future.
Kevin Forshaw, NOC’s Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise commented, “The NOC welcomes thousands of visitors each year, many working within the region in thriving marine technology based businesses. We are currently engaged with in excess of £10m of R&D collaborative projects with industry partners, and this showcase is both a celebration of those partnerships and, we hope, a catalyst for more collaboration within the region.”
The full programme of events and registration is available now on the NOC’s conference website.