#Marine

RISE of the machines – Killer Robot to target invasive species

6 years ago — Long Read

Robots in Service of the Environment (RISE) has its sights on the Lionfish, an invasive species spreading throughout the western Atlantic. RISE's team — all volunteers — are drawn from...

Crowd-funded clean-up boom set to tackle Ocean’s plastic problem

6 years ago — Quick Read

A 100m-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface is being tested. If successful, it could be deployed at much larger scales to tackle the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’....

Maersk Tankers completes first drone delivery to a vessel at sea

6 years ago — Quick Read

Using an unmanned aerial vehicle supplied by French company Xamen Technologies, Maersk Tankers have for the first time successfully delivered a drone-supplied parcel to a vessel at sea. The drone was...

‘Row-bot’ could help clean things up

7 years ago — Quick Read

Taking inspirations from swimming insects, Bristol Robotics Laboratory has developed a robot that is powered by dirty water. The 'Row-bot' is designed to mimic the way the water boatman insect...

Warship of the future designed by young engineers

7 years ago — Quick Read

A series of futurist concept ideas for a new Royal Navy surface ship has been developed by a group of talented young British scientists and engineers. ‘Dreadnought 2050’, as the...

Engineers study rubbish patch in Pacific, in hope of future clear-up

7 years ago — Quick Read

Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch organisation, has brought together volunteers who have spent the last month in the Pacific Ocean collecting data on how much rubbish is in certain areas. A...