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SMMI and Southampton Researchers feature at Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase Event

Published: 20 November 2019
Prof Damon Teagle
SMMI Director, Prof Damon Teagle promoting the University’s broad spectrum

The Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute (SMMI) represented the University of Southampton at the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019 from 12-14 November at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.  The SMMI stand created a strong presence amongst the industry manufacturers and service providers represented at the exhibition.

MATS 2019 featured a packed three-day programme of workshops, talks, demonstrations and networking, presenting a unique and valuable opportunity to find out about the latest developments in marine technology and how this technology is set to develop in years to come.  The event enables organisations large and small to network and explore funding opportunities, share ideas and promote new concepts to influential, high-profile end-users from the marine and maritime industries. 

This year there was an increase in abstract submissions, delegate numbers (over 260) and exhibits which demonstrated there is a growing interest in the marine technologies.

Keynote speakers for the event were Jim Birch, Director of the SURF Centre at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, from Ocean Infinity.  

Dr Stewart Radcliffe presenting
Dr Stewart Radcliffe presenting on the UoS-Thales project

University of Southampton researchers had strong links with many of the presentations but highlights include talks by Dr Blair Thornton on “3D visual mapping and rapid understanding of multi-hectare benthic habitats” and Dr Stewart Radcliffe (Thales UK) on the on-going University of Southampton-Thales project “Integrated mission management systems for maritime autonomy”.

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