A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland.
Last week saw the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) host its third Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) at the Southampton waterfront site.
The three-day event included 50 keynote and technical presentations describing the latest developments in marine robotic technology, and provided an effective forum for networking and discussion between delegates.
On Friday 27 October, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation agreed that plans for the NOC to become an independent research institute, should move into preparation phase.
Today the NOC announced its involvement in a new, internationally collaborative project that will inform planning for the Pearl River Delta in China by combining measurements of salt in estuarine waters with computer modelling.