World leading underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member.
Since its foundation in 1986, Saab Seaeye has pioneered many innovations that have revolutionised the underwater systems industry and helped establish its lead position in the world of electric underwater robotics
For Saab Seaeye, the NOC is an important hub in the development of underwater autonomous and robotic systems, and this new membership will further enable Saab Seaeye to collaborate with other strategic partners in the advancement of underwater robotic systems.
Jon Robertson, Managing Director at Saab Seaeye said “Our association with the NOC will allow us to advance the emergence of transformative robotics by continuing to integrate AUV and ROV technologies into electric robotic systems that are smaller, lighter, smarter and more versatile than current operational vehicles.”
Driving the rise of transformative systems is the advancement of intelligent, behaviour-based control systems architecture, such as Saab Seaeye’s iCON. This concept comprises hardware and software building blocks that allow the rapid and harmonious migration of options across different systems, resulting in accelerated development and innovation.
Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager at the NOC added,
“The concept of transformative technology is already creating a future where readily adaptable systems are able to resolve varied and complex tasks at a much lower cost than ever before. We are delighted to welcome Saab Seaeye to the Innovation Centre – forging links with industry and academia is vital in expanding these frontiers of science and technology.”
Saab Seaeye is the world’s leading underwater e‐robotics company, with the most advanced range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid electric robotic systems, engineered to address the diverse range of tasks found across commercial, defence and scientific markets.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s leading institution for integrated coastal and deep ocean research. NOC undertakes and facilitates world-class agenda-setting scientific research to understand the global ocean by solving challenging multidisciplinary, large scale, long-term marine science problems to underpin international and UK public policy, business and wider society outcomes.
NOC operates the Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery and develops technology for coastal and deep ocean research. Working with its partners, NOC provides long-term marine science capability including: sustained ocean observing, mapping and surveying; data management and scientific advice.
The National Oceanography Centre is wholly owned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
For more information contact:
Saab Seaeye Limited
+44 (0)1489 898 000
|Dr Leigh Marsh
National Oceanography Centre
+44 (0) 23 8059 6170