science for industry

New technology for remotely mapping beaches

Shells on a beach

Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology.

Industry collaboration helps NOC study climate

The MV Shengking

Measuring devices being installed on a cargo ship will provide oceanographers with vital data on the oceans’ ability to slow the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as part of a major new collaboration between industry and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

‘Hidden larder’ for sharks and whales revealed in Welsh waters

Setting out

The mission saw an unmanned underwater glider travel to an area around 50 miles to the south west of Wales called the Celtic Deep, which is a haven for wildlife but also an extremely busy shipping route and fishing ground. The glider travelled 600 km in 30 days, undertaking nearly 3000 dives from the sea surface to the seabed at a depth of 100m.

NOC announces new £1.5 million competition to develop advanced autonomous systems

Autonomous vehicles

The latest Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition was launched today at the NOC in Southampton – making £1.5 million available to UK businesses to develop novel adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network (AOSN) management systems.

NOC at Insurance Modelling and Data Expose

NOC at Insurance Modelling and Data Expose

The National Oceanography Centre will be joining 30 other exhibitors from across industry, government and academic institutions at the Insurance Modelling & Data Expose (IMDE) on 2 July. NOC will be showcasing the centre’s science and technology tools and knowledge that can be utilised to understand and mitigate the risks from coast to deep-ocean.

Grant funded support for companies to engage with Research Institutes to support their R&D

Sea Work 2014

Universities and Research Institutes are an invaluable source of support for companies wishing to develop new products and services, or accessing new expertise. A variety of mechanisms exist that are flexible to company need, and many of these attract grant funded support from UK or other sources.

11 June 2014 at 1030 - 1130

NOC at International Festival for Business

International Festival for Business 2014

During June and July this year NOC will be participating in the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014) held this year in Liverpool.

Predicting drift of floating pumice ‘islands’ can benefit shipping

Pumice drift image

A technique presented in Nature Communications by researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton will aid in predicting the dispersal and drift patterns of large floating ‘islands’ of pumice created by volcanic eruptions at sea.

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’

The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has hailed the new Southampton Martine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), of which the National Oceanography Centre is a component, as exemplary of the relationships required between industry and higher education to drive future economic growth in the UK and around the world.