Autosub Long Range (ALR)

Ocean robot mission success marks key milestone in net-zero transition

ALR ‘Boaty McBoatface’ fitted with BioCam

A recent mission that saw robot submarine Autosub Long Range (ALR), better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, explore and visually map end-of-life oil fields has been hailed a success, marking a key milestone in the marine survey industry transition towards net-zero targets.

Research to monitor marine environment in the North Sea begins

The team with Autosub Long Range (ALR)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has begun conducting research with robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in the North Sea and to support industry transition towards its net-zero targets.

Boaty McBoatface returns to Plymouth to monitor impacts on UK’s coastal ecosystems

Engineers and scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have successfully recovered the renowned state-of-the-art underwater robot, Boaty McBoatface.

Mission begins to Antarctica’s remote Thwaites Glacier

ALR better known as Boaty McBoatface being lowered into ice

On the 100th anniversary of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, a research mission using a fleet of underwater robots to determine the impact of Thwaites Glacier on global sea-level rise, departs from Punta Arenas, Chile (6 January 2022).

NOC takes Boaty McBoatface to travel under Antarctica’s melting Thwaites Glacier

Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as 'Boaty McBoatface' in water

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have headed out to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface, to help understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict how its deterioration could contribute to sea level rise.

Latest NOC Autosub completes Loch Ness trials

ALR1500 being prepared for deployment

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicles being developed by the National Oceanography Centre have completed their first round of commissioning trials in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland, marking a major milestone on their journey to active service.

Autosub Long Range’s 2017 debut outing provides new insight into causes of the warming ocean abyss

ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic

The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

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.

ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known affectionately around the world as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica.

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).