• Hannah Kent Colls

Spotlight on SeaBot Maritime's HQ - Marine Robotics Innovation Centre @ National Oceanography Centre


Today we are celebrating the seventh anniversary of the opening of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre (MRIC) where SeaBot Maritime has been headquartered since 2019.


Located at the prestigious UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the MRIC was officially opened in November 2015 as a means of "turning great science into great innovation for the benefit of the UK economy" according to Professor Ed Hill CBE, Chief Executive of the NOC.


The NOC and Marine Robotics Innovation Centre's teams are stalwart champions of #marine #robotics across the UK and international spheres, with the #MATS event playing an important part in the sector's calendar.


The MRIC brings together all aspects of marine autonomous systems; and boasts a business incubator hub, together with workshops and technical support; attracting businesses, start ups and established businesses, together with academics and engineers.


As SeaBot Maritime's headquarters, the National Oceanography Centre is ideally positioned as its primary UK training base. The location provides cutting-edge on-water and onshore facilities, together with an ease of access for our students whom often attend from overseas.


SeaBot Maritime's Southampton headquarters are within the Solent's vibrant maritime region, enabling it to benefit from participating in clusters such as CEbotiX, together with sector support from the likes of Maritime UK Solent and Maritime Enterprise.


Representatives from the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) recently attended SeaBot Maritime's MASS Remote Operator Training Course held at the National Oceanography Centre.

Following the course the MCA awarded SeaBot Maritime with both recognition for its pioneering MASS Remote Operator Training Course, together with confirmation of SeaBot Maritime as a MCA Training Provider.


SeaBot Maritime's training courses are held at the National Oceanography Centre in addition to customer sites worldwide. Discover further information regarding #MASSTraining here.


#seabotmaritime #innovationhub #marineautonomy

Main image (c) Ralf Prien

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