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

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...
With its range of high-tech robot submarines and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), the National Oceanography Centre is at the forefront of marine exploration technology. The Government recently has...

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