National Marine Facilities

Equipment Type: National Marine Facilities

Advances in ocean science depend on making measurements in the ocean. Satellite observations are only able to provide data for the surface layer of the ocean. To penetrate beyond the surface, scientists are still dependent on in-situ physical measurements. Measurements are taken using a range of platforms including research ships, ocean observatories, moorings and autonomous underwater and surface vehicles.

The National Oceanography Centre provides these facilities to the whole UK marine research community as a centralised and cost-effective resource via the National Marine Equipment Pool. While the ships are the most obvious component of this, the National Marine Equipment Pool is especially important in providing a full suite of equipment available for oceanographic research.

National Marine Facilities Planning

National Marine Equipment Pool

Marine Facilities Advisory Board

National Marine Facilities Technology Roadmap 2018/19

National Marine Facilities Technology Roadmap 2020/21

Contact Name: 
Leigh Storey
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