Innovation Centre complete and first resident secured

New glider workshop

The National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) Innovation Centre reached its completion this week.

Europe’s deepest glider to be developed

BRIDGES glider

19 partners from across Europe have come together to develop Europe’s first ultra-deep-sea robot glider. This glider will be capable of sampling the ocean autonomously at depths of 5000m, and maybe more in the future, for up to three months at a time.

Innovate UK autonomy funding win

Autosub Long Range

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), along with nine UK partners from across industry and academia, has won funding from Innovate UK to enable £2.9m worth of collaborative research & development for Marine Autonomous Systems.

Leading NOC scientist to speak at international WhaleFest event

Dr Russell Wynn with one of the marine robots

How marine robotic vehicles can map and monitor the ocean – and the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) experiences of using them – is one of the subjects being discussed at this year’s international WhaleFest event, taking place this weekend at the Brighton Centre.

Knowledge transfer partnership formed between ASV and NOC


Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd (ASV) have entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This is the first partnership of its kind for both organisations, and will offer ASV the reliability statements and evidence based testing they need to give their marine autonomous systems a significant market advantage.

Funding award to help marine robots work together

Launching Autonaut

A competition to improve ocean research methods has awarded £250,000 to innovators looking to develop robot technology.

NOC welcomes new UK Strategy reaffirming key role of robotic and autonomous systems

RRS Discovery with NOC’s fleet of robotic and remotely operated vehicles

A new UK Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy was published this week and launched at an event attended by the Science Minister, Rt Hon David Willetts MP.

Demand grows for new generation ocean robots developed in collaboration with NOC


Two new generation ocean robots, developed by Hampshire companies ASV Ltd and MOST (AV) Ltd in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, are about to enter production as marine industries recognise the value of their cutting-edge designs and capabilities.

Contracts awarded in new generation ocean robot project

The next generation of ocean-going robotic vehicles will be developed by two cutting-edge technology companies from the South Coast of England, working with the UK’s National Oceanography Centre.

Contracts awarded for ocean robot project


A project to develop ocean-going robotic vehicles that will carry out sustained marine research over long periods has awarded contracts to five leading-edge technology companies under the Government-backed Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).