News/Events

Posted:: Mar 2021
The Oceanids Autosub 2000m Under-Ice (A2KUI) vehicle has now begun ballasting and in-water testing as it approaches its first Harbour Acceptance Test in Loch Ness. Designed for high-power under-ice scientific missions, a comprehensive programme of dry and wet testing throughout the development lifecycle will ensure that A2KUI has the reliability to operate safely under vast areas of sea ice or glaciers.
Posted:: Mar 2021
The Oceanids Autosub 2000m Under-Ice (A2KUI) vehicle is now undergoing final workshop testing of its twin thrusters in their final build configuration as it approaches its first in-water trials. The newly developed twin-thruster and X-form tail will provide redundancy and improved survivability in the hazardous under-ice operating regime that will be the focus for A2KUI science.
Autosub A2KUI thruster testing
Posted:: Feb 2021
New images released today show the UK's National Oceanography Centre launching a robotic underwater glider from the RRS James Cook marking the start of a four-month mission to investigate the massive A68a iceberg in the South Atlantic. In partnership with the British Antarctic Survey, the Oceanids C2 command-control and data management system is being used to pilot the gliders and process the data. "We have developed a world leading web application to pilot and manage the data from long... more
C2 piloted glider in ice field
Posted:: Feb 2021
On 18/03/2021 the Oceanids team will be participating in the Net Zero Oceanographic Capability scoping workshop: The 21st Century Technologist: autonomy and sensors for a net zero world Linking the Future Marine Autonomy and Future Sensor Systems and Networks NZOC work packages, Dr. Maaten Furlong (NOC), Prof. Matt Mowlem (NOC), Prof. Sara Bernardini (Royal Holloway) and Dr. James Fishwick (PML) will be leading this virtual event that will seek to influence NERC's 10-... more
Posted:: Jan 2021
As the UK moves towards being a carbon neutral country, science and industry have a shared interest in understanding the oceans that runs from the supply chains underpinning oceanographic infrastrcuture through to the use of collected data. The increased use of marine autonomy will be key to meeting UKRI's ambitious target of becoming a net zero organisation by 2040 and to delivering growth in the blue economy while meeting the UK's climate targets. Through Oceanids, Industrial Strategy... more