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Future Autonomous at Sea Technologies (FAST) Cluster

The Smart Sound provides 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. The FAST infrastructure includes platforms, sensors, advanced power systems and communication networks to the Smart Sound.

Applied Genomics

Applied Genomics

Based at the Brixham Environmental Laboratory, we are a small, dedicated team of experienced consultants and researchers. Our collective goal is to provide ecologists and natural resource managers with the genomics-based analyses they need to reduce information gaps, facilitate decision-making and optimise intended outcomes.
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AutoNaut

AutoNaut

The AutoNaut is an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) propelled forward only by the motion of the waves.  Powered entirely by renewable energy, the AutoNaut is capable of long-duration at-sea missions. Patented Wave Foil Technology converts energy from the pitch and roll of the waves, an extensive range of sensors can be powered by solar energy. Autonomy means the USV can be deployed anywhere in the world, including hazardous marine environments.
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Babcock

Babcock

Babcock, the aerospace and defence company, delivers bespoke, highly skilled engineering services, helping customers in the UK and around the world improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets.

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Blue Screen IT

Blue Screen IT

Is an innovative and unique cyber security organisation, creating and operating a market-leading approach to combining the development of cyber-security professionals and the delivery of advanced security services.
 
From our dedicated Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC), we're able to provide a proactive security threat hunting and monitoring, security technology management, user awareness solutions and security assessment services.
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City College Plymouth

City College Plymouth

Taught by industry experts and designed in consultation with employers, City College Plymouth’s carefully crafted curriculum is equipping the current and future marine industry workforce with the specialist knowledge and skills that are necessary to maintain Plymouth’s position as a world-leader in the marine sector.
The College’s brand-new university-level courses and state-of-the-art facilities are essential in supporting the city to maintain its long-standing reputation for marine and naval excellence.
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ESL Group

ESL Group

ESL Group is an international systems integrator with offices in Plymouth, Gdansk, Singapore and Long Beach, California.
 
ESL has been delivering complex global IT solutions since 1993 for multiple sectors including finance, defence, security, health and logistics.
 
Our competencies include programme management, software and hardware development and systems integration; we very much welcome collaboration with third parties to integrate best of breed components for our customers.

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Frontier Technical

Frontier Technical

Frontier Technical is an R&D business and consortium lead participant with a focus on the commercialisation of three technology streams:

1. ‘MARLIN’ Modular Floating Platform.
 
2. ‘SUBSEA TUG’ for remotely operated underwater construction.
 
3. ‘ENERGY TRANSFER SHUTTLE’ for autonomous underwater collection and delivery of stored energy including ‘Green hydrogen’.

The underwater construction system employs patent protected buoyancy and orientation control. It enables structures consisting of uniform sized hexagonal interlocking modules to be constructed at the point of use. Float modules fit into standard ISO shipping containers for easy transport to any location.

Frontier Technical has had Innovate UK, and EU grant support to develop and protect Intellectual Property, and complete early stage feasibility and currently leading a 7 partner consortium of industrial, academic and RTO organisations: MARLIN STAR Community Access to Stored and Transferable Energy from Floating Renewables. Frontier Technical is founded on marine and offshore systems performance and reliability experience and working with organisations in the submersible equipment sector.
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Fugro Training Academy – Plymouth

Fugro Training Academy – Plymouth

A cutting-edge training centre in Plymouth, a city widely regarded as a centre of excellence in the hydrographic surveying community. 

The centre is a purpose-built facility that delivers a wide range of theoretical and practical training courses, along with equipment and software trials. We have five training staff who are permanently based at the centre, which can host up to 50 course participants at any one time.
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HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK) Ltd

HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK) Ltd

HydroSurv™ delivers end-to-end hydrographic, geophysical and environmental data acquisition, processing and reporting using Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) integrated with advanced technology to streamline downstream data management and processing. By combining our automated Rapid Environmental Assessment Vessels (REAV) with automated data pipelines - our vision is a future where all inland and coastal data acquisition is delivered by low-impact, economic autonomous vessels.

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Marine Ai Ltd

Marine Ai Ltd

Marine Ai is creating cognitive artificial intelligence to enhance maritime capabilities by drawing on decades of experience in manned and unmanned marine vehicle design, manufacture and operations, coupled with vast experience in automation and autonomous systems software architecture, and computer vision expertise.

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Marine Tech Systems

Marine Tech Systems

Marine Tech Systems combines unconventional thinking and decades of experience to provide the most effective offshore survey solutions. Focusing on the new generation of autonomous survey vehicles (surface and subsea) and sensors, the company provides individually tailored solutions for a diverse range of project requirements across many sectors. With a strong management team and a clear vision, we are truly committed to drive positive change across the offshore industry by increasing efficiencies, whilst lowering project risk and cost.

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Métalectrique

Métalectrique

Métalectrique is a new way of powering transport and remote places. Our 21st century technology gives more mobility, costs less and is in harmony with the environment. We're working with other partners through our group companies to power transport and remote places with zero emissions.
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Msubs

Msubs

MSubs Ltd specializes in the design, manufacture, and operation of manned and unmanned submersibles for military and commercial markets. Operating from Plymouth and Round Rock Texas, our experienced team possesses skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, composites design and manufacture, electronics and software design, and offshore operations.
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Oceansgate

Oceansgate

Oceansgate is the first marine enterprise zone in the UK, it brings together marine-based businesses to create a world-class hub for marine industries, with opportunities for research, innovation and production in a collaborative environment.

The UK’s premier waterfront marine development opportunity. Oceansgate occupies a 35 hectare site on the southern edge of Devonport Dockyard, one of the largest naval dockyards in Europe. Discover the opportunities to rent, buy or invest at this unique location. Tenants include The Maritime Coastal Agency, The MBTC, CMS Geotech, Mecal, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Princess Yacht’s suppliers.
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Silicon Sensing

Silicon Sensing

Headquartered in Plymouth, UK - Silicon Sensing specialises in the development and manufacture of precise, reliable and affordable MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers and inertial systems. Established in 1999, but with a heritage in gyroscope technology dating back 100 years, Silicon Sensing has supplied over 40 million MEMS inertial sensors to all commercial and industrial markets. 
Our mission statement...
"To be the leading provider of affordable, high performance, high integrity MEMS inertial products and foundry services."
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Sonardyne

Sonardyne

Leading independent global provider of underwater acoustic, inertial, optical and sonar technology and this is what we do. We track, we position, we control, we monitor, we detect, we recover, we image, we locate, we navigate, we avoid, we engineer, we service and we support. We can do this for you, wherever you are operating in the world, safely and responsibly, within your budgets and to your timescales. Find out how by getting in touch with us today.
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Thales

Thales

Thales will deliver a UK Centre of Autonomy for the development, assessment and certification of autonomous systems at our new waterfront facility in Plymouth. Turnchapel Wharf will change the way autonomous capability is developed over the next decade by enabling rapid exploration and exploitation of emergent and disruptive technologies.
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Turnchapel Wharf

Turnchapel Wharf

Turnchapel Wharf is a 14 acre waterfront business park in Plymouth. With deepwater access and exclusive use of a range of shoreside facilities including a 50 tonne travel lift., Turnchapel Wharf is now home to a range of international and local marine businesses. Such tenants at Turnchapel Wharf include Thales and their UK Maritime Autonomy Centre, and Fugro.
 
Based on the Cattewater in east Plymouth, Turnchapel Wharf is a former Ministry of Defence site which has gone under a major transformation into a modern, thriving space providing workshops, offices and deepwater berthing for marine businesses.

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UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a world-leading centre for hydrography, specialising in marine geospatial data that helps others to unlock a deeper understanding of the world’s oceans.
 
Working with a wide range of partners, we source, process and provide access to this data, ranging from seabed to surface. This is key to helping others make the best use of our oceans in safer, more secure and more sustainable ways.

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Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) is one of a few companies in the UK who design, build and operate Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV’s).  Formed in 2014, the USS mission is to make surveying easier, safer, cost effective and to reduce CO2 emissions compared to manned vessel operations.  We provide USV’s for rent or sale and offer a full turnkey solution with personnel if required.
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Valeport

Valeport

Established in 1969, Valeport designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric communities, with a worldwide customer base that includes: environmental, defence, oil and gas, renewable energy, coast and shallow water management, ports and harbours, dredging and civil engineering sectors.
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Voyager Marine

Voyager Marine

Voyager Marine is a family run business, situated in Millbrook, Cornwall. Established more than 25 years ago, Voyager Marine offers a variety of marine services including new build, conversion, boat storage, repair, and maintenance for the commercial and leisure sectors.

More recently, Voyager Marine has begun developing skills and capabilities to enable its growth from successful, traditional boatyard into a specialist hub, with the knowledge base to design, build, convert and maintain zero-carbon, fully electric propulsion, commercial vessels across the UK and globally.

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WITT Energy

WITT Energy

WITT is a South West company with globally granted patents, exploiting the technology capable of harvesting energy from six degrees of motion. We are currently working with Solis Marine, Falmouth on a sub-sea embodiment to provide electrical power for surveillance and sensors using Vortex Induced Vibration from current as an energy source. WITT has land based test facilities to trail the system in a repeatable way and a test deployment at the Turnchapel site is imminent.

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