Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase

Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase  2018

13 - 15   November 2018

Keynote speaker announcement 

The keynote address will be delivered by Major General Robert Magowan CB, CBE Royal Navy, who will be in familiar territory in the city, having graduated from the University of Southampton in 1989. Major General Magowan’s current role is Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Capability and Chief of Staff Navy Command HQ. He has previously served as Deputy Head in Defence Intelligence and Commandant General Royal Marines. Major General Magowan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the October 2013 Operational Honours, which were awarded for services on operations in Afghanistan.

The count down begins 

The countdown to MATS 2018 is underway with all exhibit spaces now full and following a record number of abstracts submitted we are pleased to have a full programme . 

Further highlights to look out for are, day one we will round off by holding an icebreaker session featuring posters from NEXUSS students, showcasing some of the bright new talent coming forward over the next few years, Day two will  be rounded off with an informal networking supper, Followed by an addtional evening event hosted by the Hydrographic Society in the MARSIC HUB, please see below for further details and registration.

New for 2018 will be our series of MAS essential sessions, led by the leading experts of various vehicle / technology types offering a chance to lift the lid on what makes them operate. further details of this to be announced soon.

 tickets are priced at £50 per day or £100 for all three days, this includes lunch and refreshments each day and access to the icebreaker drinks and poster session and evening networking supper.

Please note MATS 2018 Registration has now closed   

(Tickets are priced at £50 per day or £100 for all three days, this includes lunch and refreshments each day and access to the icebreaker drinks and poster session and evening networking supper)

Conference Programme 

To view the conference programme by day please click below

                  Tuesday 13 November 2018                   

Tuesday Presenter Profiles 


                  Wednesday 14 November 2018                      

Wednesday Presenter Profiles 


                  Thursday 15 November 2018                      

Thursday Presenter Profiles 




To view a full list of Exhibitors please click here  All exhibit spaces are now full for the 2018 event 


Hydrographic Society Southern Region Evening Meeting in association with NOC Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase (MATS)

 If you would like to attend this event please click here for seperate registration 

Industry Perspectives on Marine Autonomy and Robotics

18:00 - 19:00 - Social drinks reception in the main MATS marquee

19:00 – Commencement of three 20 minute technical presentations from:

Robin Stephens, Metocean Consultant from ABPmer

Eleanor Best, Ocean Environment Database Officer from UHKO

Eddie Milne, Technical Manager from Veripos

Peter Bromley, Technical Manager from AutoNaut

James Cowles, Commerical Technical Sales Manager from ASV

21:00 – Close


The NOC would like to thank the members of the Delivery Committee for their support and guidance in the delivey of the 2018 event.

  • Aidan Thorn  NOC – Project Sponsor and Committee Chair  
  • Ian Folger NOC Event Manager 
  • Nick Green SeeByte
  • Dan Hook ASV
  • Ioseba Tena Sonardyne
  • Annika Simpson NOC
  • Rod Steel Thales
  • Damian Cook NOC
  • Ralph Dodds Atlas Elektronic
  • Matthew Kingsland NOC
  • Dr Jon Downes University of Southampton 





The National Oceanography Centre

Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

if you have any queries or questions please email for further information