Ocean Technology and Engineering (OTE)

Scientist Spotlight – Sensor Science with Dr Patricia Lopez-Garcia

Dr Patricia Lopez-Garcia

Oceanography is a science that is highly dependent on observations and measurements to give us a better understanding of our seas in a changing climate.

WireWall: A system to improve coastal hazard forecasts

Overtopping water about to impact the WireWall system during a trial deployment at Crosby.
  • Coastal overtopping can cause flooding and pose a hazard to people, property and infrastructure.

Celebrating ten years of Lab-on-Chip innovation

Oceanography is a science that is highly dependent on observations and measurements to gain a better understanding of our changing seas.

NOC’s Ocean Technology and Engineering (OTE) team are at the forefront of innovation in designing, creating and using novel sensors and instruments to collect these vital data, and continue to push boundaries.

Innovative approach to measure the geochemistry of pore water in situ

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have successfully tested a new approach to help improve knowledge of the deepest parts of the ocean.

NOC joins study to assess impact of offshore wind farms

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, the UK’s leading ocean research centre, are joining a collaborative effort to assess the impact of offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems.

Glider experts share knowledge to improve global ocean health data

A glider at sea

A brand new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the use of oxygen sensors in autonomous vehicles has been released, bringing together expert knowledge from across the glider community, to make valuable oxygen sensor data more accessible to scientists.

Trials of new autonomous underwater sensors and platforms underway

Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ onboard the RRS Discovery.

Engineers and scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton are set to trial new, state-of-the-art ocean biogeochemical sensors integrated with autonomous vehicles.

NOC to trial artificial intelligence at the SmartBay Observatory through the JERICO-S3 project

This winter, as part of the JERICO-RI European Infrastructure JERICO-S3 project, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will access the SmartBay Observatory.

International collaboration to develop ultra-deep marine sensors begins

Dr Allison Schaap prepares sensors for pressure testing

This month marks the start of a new international collaboration to better understand the ultra deep-sea through innovative adaptation of sensors to withstand the crushing pressures at depths of down to 11,000 metres.

Innovative NOC project wins funding to support Blue Economy and sustainable energy

A new project being led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) o develop a system to improve the efficiency of offshore renewable energy generation and help develop the Blue Economy has been awarded funding from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund.