Robotic Exploration of our Oceans

Welcome to Marine Autonomous Systems in Support of Marine Observations (MASSMO).

MASSMO is a pioneering multi-partner series of trials and demonstrator missions that aim to explore the UK seas using a fleet of innovative marine robots. With newly developed unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and submarine gliders, the multi-phase project has successfully completed the largest single deployment of marine autonomous systems ever seen in the UK. These field trials are providing valuable insight into UK seas and the marine life they support, gathering environmental data, and feeding back vital information on how the different vehicles perform separately and together in preparation for future scientific applications.

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Latest news

After heading out in the glorious late summer sunshine at the end of September, the fleet of robotic vehicles has had to endure two severe storms with 70mph winds and 20ft waves. During these storms...
The video shows the launch of the SV2 Waveglider. The Wavegliders, being deployed as part of the project, are autonomous, environmentally-powered ocean-going vehicles, developed by Liquid Robotics....
A fleet of seven robotic vehicles is being launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe. The vehicles are aiming to travel up to 300...
The Slocum gliders have been taken out of their boxes, and they have all passed their basic pre-deployment checks. The two Slocum Gliders from NOC Southampton will be deployed from a RIB; their...

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