Oceanography is a science that is highly dependent on observations and measurements. Developing new instruments and sensors is important part of work undertaken at the NOC. We cannot yet buy instruments that will measure everything that interests scientists, so we aim to work with them to develop new technologies.
By bringing together many new technologies and working in collaboration with others, the NOC is at the forefront of innovation in designing, creating and using novel sensors and instruments. Current technology developments being undertaken by the NOC include the following.