autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)

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.

Innovative tech to be thrown in the ultimate deep end

Autosub 5 and C-Worker ready to be lifted onto RRS Discovery ahead of DY152 departure

DY152 was the highly anticipated expedition to complete final deep-sea tests of our newest ocean robots, sensors and control software.

Doors open on world-leading European Glider Service Centre

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has partnered with subsea technology leader, Teledyne Marine, to open a new European Glider Service Centre.

The partners opened the doors to the world-leading centre today, which will expand glider usage for both science and industry and provide scientific support and repair facilities for Teledyne Slocum Gliders.

Boaty McBoatface returns from Thwaites Glacier

Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ being lowered into water. Image credit: Hannah Wyles (University of St Andrews)

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are returning from the Thwaites Glacier expedition with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface.

They deployed Boaty to help them understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict how its deterioration could contribute to sea level rise.

NOC and Teledyne Marine announce new European Glider Service Centre partnership at OI2022

Working in partnership with Teledyne Marine, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are pleased to announce a new European Glider Service Centre.

Autosub-1 – Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the NOC’s first AUV mission

The NOC's first Autosub mission in July 1996

With the latest trials of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Oceanids Programme falling on the 25th anniversary of the NOC’s first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), we look back to that first Autosub-1 mission, and how it paved the way to the innovative AUV operations and developments undertaken by the NOC team today.

Trials of new robot submarines underway in Scotland to reduce cost and environmental impact of future ocean missions

A2KUI having a solo swim in Loch Ness

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are trialling new, state-of-the-art robot submarines in Loch Ness to pave the way for safer and more cost-efficient offshore operations.

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.

Latest Autosub Long Range makes the right moves during Portland Harbour trials

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicle being developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully completed its first live trials in the waters of Portland Harbour in Dorset.

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase goes from strength to strength

MATS 2018 highlights

Last week (13–15 November) saw the NOC host the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2018 (MATS-2018), which welcomed hundreds of delegates from across industry, academia, government, defence and beyond to the Southampton waterfront site.