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Britain's platform for innovative marine technology development

Smart Sound Plymouth is Britain’s premier proving area for designing, testing and developing cutting edge products and services for the marine sector, and is ideally suited for building and supporting the next generation of advanced marine technologies.

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Providing access to a unique combination of:
  • State-of-the-art offshore and onshore facilities
  • Some of the world's foremost marine science and technology organizations
  • Nearly a 1,000 sq. kilometres of authorised, de-conflicted water space
  • Funded support for eligible businesses

The area’s impressive variety of water depth, sea states and weather conditions is perfectly suited for conducting sea trials, including sub-surface trials with access to offshore water depths of 75m, providing the ideal environment for multiplatform mission operations.

Co-ordinated through the Marine Business Technology Centre, Smart Sound Plymouth is a partnership between five organizations boasting considerable expertise in autonomous systems, environmental sensor technologies, alternative propulsion, advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity.

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Facilities

Smart Sound Plymouth provides access to world-renowned, award-winning marine science and technology expertise. Offshore testing is complemented by onshore facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories and testing environments for small to large items of equipment.

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Industry

Access to collaborate with leading industrial and academic partners specialising in the delivery of innovative marine autonomous solutions, such as: surface and sub-surface autonomous systems, advanced manufacturing, smart ports and cyber security.

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New funding, new network, new technology for Smart Sound Plymouth

News  |  12 August 2020

A new network of high-speed mobile data connectivity off the coast of Plymouth will put the city at the very forefront of marine innovation.

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Smart Sound Webinar: Britain’s platform for innovative marine technology development

News  |  22 June 2020

In this recent webinar Dr James Fishwick, Head of Smart Sound Plymouth gives an introduction to Smart Sound Plymouth and the expertise and equipment that is available for use.

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