Australian company Blue Ocean Monitoring is expanding its offices and taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.
Since its official opening in November last year, the centre has four companies now in residence and seven associate members.
Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre manager at the NOC, said : “It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the move of Blue Ocean Monitoring into the Innovation Centre today. As they’re a company which provide integrated solutions to ocean data collection we’re confident this engaging environment will accelerate their strategic development of autonomous marine technologies. Having representatives from the company on site, will only increase the opportunity for collaboration in the future, and we welcome this wholeheartedly.”
Simon Illingworth, group managing director of Blue Ocean Monitoring, said : “We’re delighted to be moving into the Innovation Centre where we can work alongside the NOC’s own autonomy and robotics teams, sharing knowledge and the NOC’s extensive marine testing facilities. The NOC provides a strategic base to further support our services to customers both here in the UK and further afield.”