The Marine Robotics Innovation Centre is where science meets business, bringing together a range of industries to develop the next generation of marine autonomy. Opened by Science Minister, Jo Johnson, on 23 November 2015 the centre is now celebrating a very successful first year of operation.
At the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre in Southampton, we host a community of innovative companies developing technology for platforms, components and sub-systems in order to aid and advance oceanographic research for the benefit of both scientists and businesses.
The National Oceanography Centre invested £3.5 million into the creation and development of this world-leading facility. With a range of specialist engineering and testing facilities, along with the world-class expertise of the scientists and technicians spanning more than 20 years at the NOC, we are able to accommodate and enhance the advancement of autonomous technologies.
The community, utilising available services at the innovation centre, share the specialised space with the NOC Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems team who have extensive experience of the deployment of marine autonomous platforms in the ocean’s most challenging environments.
To find out more visit the Innovation Centre's website.