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A Year of Autonomy to help address challenges faces by the robotics industry

The Year of Autonomy

‘A Year of Autonomy’ was launched today at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This programme of five workshops aims to address the common challenges faced by robotic systems on land, sea and air by encouraging shared learning and collaboration.

These challenges include; the development of artificial intelligence, societal acceptance and energy management.

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.

AutoNaut Ltd formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

 	Autonaut launch

AutoNaut Ltd, a global leader in autonomous wave propelled vessels, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. UK-based AutoNaut and the NOC has enjoyed a long-term relationship since 2013 and this move is a sign of the company’s increasing ambitions.

Coastal cities at risk from rapid sea-level rise with warming above two degrees

Thames Barrier

The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise.

Thales joins NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Ed Hill NOC and Eddie Awang Thales

Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets, announced today that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton to facilitate its ongoing partnership with the NOC on marine autonomy projects.

New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Image courtesy Liquid Robotics®

Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre.

Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

RRS James Cook

Little hills have big effect on biodiversity

Foraminiferal species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth).

NOC’s Autosub Long Range is Boaty McBoatface

Autosub Long Range

In March 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s next world-class polar research ship.

UK’s largest marine robot fleet defies storms to complete successful mission

 Submarine glider being recovered, accompanied by a rare Atlantic Wreckfish