Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was the latest VIP to visit the NOC where he got a closeup look at ecoSUB-u and announced an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government's international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time.
The Government will agree and implement a new oceans strategy, under the aegis of the FCO, which will cover work from departments including Defra, BEIS, DfT and DIT. The strategy will be developed over the coming months. Responding to the recommendation from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser to develop a more strategic approach to marine and maritime policy, it will provide a blueprint for international action by HMG towards the oceans that supports the long-term prosperity of the UK and the long-term health of the marine environment.
Member of Parliament for East Surrey. Minister for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation gets his hands on ecoSUB
Terry Sloane gave a radio interview to BBC News during Ocean Business, click here and skip to 6 mins 20 secs.
ecoSUB Robotics has enjoyed an excellent reception from colleagues and potential users at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton during this week. Terry Sloane officially launched ecoSUB with the Champagne flowing before Iain Vincent gave a classroom session describing the development and future of the ecoSUB AUVs.
We would like to thank everyone that visited our stand during the week and look forward to working with many of you in the future.