Marine Robotics Innovation Centre (MRIC)

UK's first Maritime Autonomy Regulation Lab

The autonomous and smart shipping industry is set to receive a boost, after the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Department of Transport (DfT), in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, successfully secured £1million in a bid to accelerate the UK into a world-leading position in this area.

Partnership project delivers collaborative marine robots for deep water surveys

A project led by ASV Global, working in partnership with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Sonardyne International Ltd and SeeByte, has successfully delivered a long endurance, multi-vehicle, autonomous marine survey solution.

Changes to NOC Strategic Business Development Leadership

Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director Enterprise and Research Impact, will be leaving the National Oceanography Centre on 20 July to take up a position with the University of Plymouth, as Director of Industrial and Strategic Partnerships within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017 hailed a success

MATS2017 speakers

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.

£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).

NOC at Seawork International 2017

Adam Schink, the NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager, will present at Seawork International 2017, on Tuesday 13 June. The session will examine how businesses can engage with the NOC Innovation Centre, explore what funded support is available for collaborative R&D, and discuss how to access specialist expertise and testing facilities.

Funding awarded to NOC’s Innovation Centre to support space entrepreneurs 

Three business incubation centres across the UK – including one in the NOC’s Innovation Centre – have been awarded £150,000 from the UK Space Agency.

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is working to deliver world-class science innovation support, in line with the government’s Industrial Strategy, which emphasises the importance of science, innovation and skills.

Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Autosub Long Range

New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

The new microsub being revealed at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre one year anniversary

Celebrating the first anniversary of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Southampton’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre is this week celebrating its one year anniversary, by hosting a week of marine technology events and welcoming a recent flurry of new partners and members.