National Subsea Centre

The National Subsea Centre (NSC) is the multi-million-pound Centre of Excellence for Subsea Research and Technology development, delivered through partnership between The Robert Gordon University (RGU) and The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), formerly Oil & Gas Technology Centre as part of the Aberdeen City and Region Deal.

The NSC is harnessing the University’s academic expertise, research capability and facilities to establish a world-class research and development centre aimed at developing smart digital and engineering technologies to enable a faster, more cost-effective and sustainable transition to a net zero energy basin locally in the North Sea and globally in offshore energy environments.

The NSC’s overall strategic aim is “To Accelerate the Energy Transition Through Smart Technologies Applied to Industrial and Environmental Challenges in Subsea and related Marine Sectors.”

Currently, the NSC is focused on three Programmes: Transparent Ocean, Integrated Energy and Net Zero Marine Operations. The ambitious and innovative programmes will be delivered through interdisciplinary research projects which address elements of the identified industry challenges.

Centre Director: Professor John McCall
Number of staff: 25


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Dyce, Aberdeen
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