Ocean Technology and Engineering (OTE)

Ambitious new project launched to revolutionise ocean observations and measurements

Left: Lab-On-Chip chemical sensors (foreground) with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (submarine) Autosub Long Range behind. Right: CAD model showing Autosub Long Range with seven Lab-On-Chip nutrient sensors in the nose and four Lab-On-Chip and one electrochemical sensor for the ocean carbonate (CO2) system at the stern.

International ocean technology experts from the UK, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Spain are uniting to develop a range of new in-situ sensing, imaging and sampling technologies that will improve our understanding of the chemistry and biology of the ocean under a new project being co-ordinated by the National Oceanography Centre.

Huw Gullick to lead our new Business Development Strategy

Huw Gullick

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Huw Gullick who joins us this August as Managing Director of NOC Innovations and Associate Director of Strategic Business Development.

Record breaking year for the NOC’s marine technology showcase

Last week, NOC hosted the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019 (MATS2019) in Southampton, which was the fifth annual event focusing on the present and future of marine autonomous technology.

MATS2019 was our biggest and best showcase to date, with a record number of attendees, presenters and industry exhibitors, all packed into our giant dockside marquee.

Registration opens for the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, which will take place from 12–14 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

NOC at Oceanology International 2018

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is returning to Oceanology International this year with two exhibition stands, as well as chairing and participating in a number of conference sessions.

Innovative ROV work provides a new way of looking at submarine landslide scarps on Rockall Bank

Clams on a steep wall of layered sedimentary rocks taken by the ROV Holland 1 (© Marine Institute)

A team of thirteen scientists, including seven NOC researchers, recently completed a two week expedition on the RV Celtic Explorer, where they made new discoveries relating to the geology and biological habitats of the south-eastern slope of Rockall Bank.

Chief Scientist appointed for MARS

Dr Russell Wynn, new Chief Scientist for MARS

The first Chief Scientist for the national facility developing and providing autonomous vehicles for UK marine research has been appointed.

Dr Russell Wynn will act as the focal point between the Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems (MARS) group - which went live in April 2012 at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - and its user community.

NOC scientists making waves in Barcelona

The wave flume: setting up the acoustic systems

Professor Peter Thorne and Dr Richard Cooke of the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool travelled to Barcelona recently to take part in an international study on boundary layer sediment dynamics.