Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase from 12 – 14 November in Southampton, at National Oceanography Centre

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Posted November 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce the key note speakers for MATS 2019 will be:

Jim Birch, Director of the SURF Centre at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, from Ocean Infinity,

Prof Ed Hill OBE, Chief Executive NOC will open the event.

The opening session will round off with a panel Q&A session to discuss the challenges facing the marine autonomy and technology sectors.

Presenter Biographies.

To view the profiles of the Keynote speakers and the daily and session hosts please click here

To view presenter biographies per theme please click below

1. Users and Applications

2. Planning and Control

3. The Vehicle

4. Data Collection

5. Generating Information from Data

Full Programme

Day 1 Tuesday 12 November 2019

Day 2 Wednesday 13 November 2019

Day 3 Thursday 14 November 2019

Download full three day programme by clicking here

To view the outline for each of the themes please click here

Registration is now Closed


Agreed rates have been set up with the following hotels, please click on the link to visit the hotel booking websites, ensuring to add promotion code NOC in the relevant box

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour - West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG - Rate £95.00 B&B

Jurys Inn Southampton - Charlotte Place, Southampton, SO14 0TB - Rate £81.00 B&B

Exhibitor Packages

All exhibit spaces are now filled

Following feedback from our previous events we are pleased to announce that for 2019 we will have two packages available a 2m and a 4m stand for further details or to book your space please click here

Media Enquiries

Media colleagues are invited to attend MATS 2019 for the entire event, or for individual or part days, as guests of the NOC.

Please contact Damian Cook (email click here telephone 023 8059 6170) to register your interest, or if you have any questions about #MATS2019 or the NOC in general.

Exhibiting at MATS 2019 will be

Click here to view floor plan

UK Hydrographic Society Meeting

Wednesday 13 November 2019

The Meeting will take place in the 4th Floor Seminar room at the NOC, commencing at 17.15

The Hydrogrpahic Society will host an evening of lectures / presentations. for further information please click here

Registration is mandatory please click her to register

The UK Glider Community Workshop 2019

14 - 15 November 2019

This workshop will be an opportunity for the community to come together and discuss their current research, technical challenges and future proposals in an informal and open forum.

The event will also provide an opportunity for new users to gain access to experienced users to help build new partnerships and collaborations.

for further information or to register please click here

To view the members of the MATS 2019 Delivery Committee and Key Milestone dates pleaseclick here

The National Oceanography Centre

European Way, Southampton

Hampshire, SO14 3ZH

For further information email