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.
Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider was invented to provide ocean researchers with reliable and persistent monitoring, we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Innovation Centre and to be working closely with them on the advancement of marine autonomy.”
The Wave Glider® is a vital part of the NOC’s autonomous fleet, and in September of this year three Wave Gliders were deployed off the coast of North West Scotland as part of the NOC’s Exploring Ocean Fronts project. The vehicles experienced gusts of wind over 60mph and waves over 6.5 metres in height, but remained on course and continued to gather and communicate vital data for the duration of the mission.
“We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the NOC and establish our presence at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre in the UK,” said Daniel J. Middleton, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics. “We share NOC’s priority on the vital role our ocean plays in addressing the biggest challenges facing society and look forward to collaborating on sustainable marine robotics solutions.”
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. It provides long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice. Marine science national capability is provided to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) by NOC working in conjunction with our Delivery Partners.
Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures Wave Gliders, the first wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robots. With our partners we address many of the planet’s greatest challenges, by transforming how to assess, monitor, and protect the ocean. We solve critical problems for defense, commercial, and science customers. Visit www.liquid-robotics.com to learn more.