In the press

Studland Bay monitoring highlighted in Geospatial Commission 2030 UK strategy

Smarty200 Voyis and Sonardyne collaboration (Voyis news, Oceans2022)

BioCam-ALR,  Autonomous technology exploring end-of-life North Sea oil fields improves marine survey sustainability (UoS press release), Ocean robot mission success marks key milestone in net-zero transition (NOC press release), holyrood, ocean newsJournal of petroleum technology, Mirage news 9/11/2022

BioCam-ALR surveying decommissioned North-sea offshore oil and gas infrastructure in AT-SEA, Shetland news, Shetland times, Press and journal, STV news, OEdigital 19/09/2022, Energy Voice, Offshore energy, Digit News, Rig zone, Hydro International

BioCam-ALR DY152, NOC

SMARTY200 articles for Studland bay seagrass monitoring, Smarty200 maiden cruise success 24/08/2022

UoS Studland bay seagrass monitoring project featured by the BBCDorset echoSwanage news, Bournemouth echo, Christchurch, Yahoo news 19/05/2022, (Update 08/06/2022)

Visualizing multi-hectare seafloor habitats with BioCam featured in the Supplement to Oceanography 34 2021

Just incase you thought it was only underwater work we do! UAVs supporting wildlife conservation

Interview with Prof. Blair Thornton in the Journal of Ocean Technology(16) 2021 Fall issue

Eurofleets expedition led by Miquel Massot deploying Sparus II and DriftCam together with University of the Balearic islands and University of Sydney in the local news: Ultima Hora, Grassmaps, Ship to shore

Joint article on BioCam with Sonardyne Int .Ltd in the Journal of Ocean Technology, Offshore engineering and Marine Technology Reporter: Resolution and coverage, the best of both worlds, Imaging Re-Imagined, Seabed imaging Re-Imagined

Article on RamaCam in BBC focus magazine: Sensing plastic particles in the ocean

Article on BioCam in the Deep-sea Biology Society Newletter

Interview article in the Signal Processing Magazine: Signal Processing Advances Undersea Research: Subsea Research Presents Unique Challenges that Signal Processing Is Helping to Address [Special Reports]

Applied optics news feature: Holography and spectroscopic sensing for microplastic detection, Light-based system lays foundation for continuous monitoring of ocean plastic particles

IMarest and ITN Production: Our Ocean, Our Future

Darwin Mounds: Litter discovered on the seafloor (BBC)BioCam discovers whale carcass (BBC), Protected coral reef is blighted by plastic waste (The Times)Coral planet (BBC), Survey starts (BBC)DY108-109 expedition: Surveying of Darwin Mounds (BBC) - (NOC article, UoS article, NOC wrapup article, UoS wrapup article) Hydro international

Team KUROSHIO: Win 2nd place in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery X-Prize

UoS Maritime Robotics Laboratory: Shipping Network (Dec 2018) “Scaling capabilities in maritime robotics” - (UoS article)

Sesoko monitoring: Daiwa, OES BeaconSOI Squidle+

FK180731 Expedition:

Schmidt Ocean Institute 2018 Annual ReportSOI Squidle+

Sea Technology (59) December 2018 Issue (Cover article) - (UoS article),

Artificial Intelligence Guides Rapid Data-Driven Exploration of Changing Underwater Habitats Mapped, IIS UTokyo, UoS

Marine technology newsNBC, Technology networksPortland business journal, News on 6, ABC, Science Daily, Physics org, Eureka alert, Laboratory equipment, Tunisiesoir, Subseaworld, azorobotics, ECOEco Magazine (pdf), NeuroroboticsShip to shore 9th August, Ship to shore 15th August, Ocean news (pdf), EPSRC RAS, Eco Magazine 2

BioCam - Daily Echo

Impact statements

‘Dr. Blair Thornton and his team’s ground breaking work in seafloor 3D visual mapping has a broad spectrum of applications outside of ocean science, ranging from defense to offshore asset integrity monitoring. Consequently, Sonardyne International Ltd. are extremely pleased to support him and his team to mature and translate the technology for use in these diverse applications.’

- Geraint West, Global Business Manager for Oceanography, Sonardyne International Ltd.

“BioCam allows us to investigate huge areas of the seabed at millimetre scale resolution – a tool that could really support marine monitoring and conservation. The approach could provide evidence about how effective measures like marine protected areas are at conserving our environment, and help us understand how damaged areas of the seafloor recover with time.”

_- Hayley Hinchen, Marine Habitats Monitoring Manager, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)_

‘The_ ground breaking R&D by Dr. Blair Thornton and his team in seafloor 3D visual mapping and in-situ underwater chemical sensing has spurred applications in space exploration.  NASA is developing a new astrobiology sensing platform, named InVADER, that will demonstrate new technologies for the search of life on the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn__.  InVADER leverages Thornton’s pioneering analytical and instrumental work and takes his insights as a starting point for an innovative approach to the search for life in our solar system.’_

- Pablo Sobron, PhD, Research Scientist at SETI Institute & Founder/Sensing Wizard at Impossible Sensing

- Laurie Barge, PhD, Research Scientist in Astrobiology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.