The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest subsea technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall. Blue Abyss, a £150 million facility which has the support of British astronaut Major Tim Peake, will be the world’s leading extreme environment research, test and training centre serving the offshore energy, marine, defence and space sectors.
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The subsea centre of excellence at Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial aquatic and space research, development and training centre, will offer the perfect arena to research and test solutions to issues challenging offshore wind farm development.
CCCL have come on board to support the Blue Abyss project as one of the key consultants covering procurement, commercial and programme management services.
Tim Peake is a strong supporter of Blue Abyss. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six month mission.
Professor Simon Evetts and John Vickers continue discussions with leading UK universities to form a collaborative ‘Academic Partnership’ that underpins Blue Abyss’ future R&D and training capabilities.
As we close on 2020, we would like to reflect on our journey, look ahead to the future and thank the very many supportive individuals and organisations that have accompanied us along the way despite the challenges of an 'unprecedented' year...
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Extreme environment training, research and development company, Blue Abyss, appoints Retired Lieutenant-General Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu as Aerospace Consultant. Prunariu will act as an ambassador supporting Blue Abyss to further its engagement with international Space agencies.
Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team, University of Birmingham, joins Blue Abyss to deliver virtual and mixed reality technologies set to enhance the centre’s training capabilities.
Helen Patricia Sharman (OBE FRSC), the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991 is supporting Blue Abyss
Aeronautical engineer and STEM ambassador Ryan Durnall tells us why the new era of human exploration brings incredibly exciting opportunities for STEM subjects and careers.
Making the grade as one of NASA’s ‘Highly Qualified Astronaut Candidates’ isn’t a prerequisite for leadership in Blue Abyss, but Dr. Mindy Howard reckons the experience might come in handy
Aquatic, aerospace and extreme environment research and training company, Blue Abyss Ltd. appointed Dr. Scott Parazynski as Non-Executive Director in 2018. Dr. Parazynski advises and guides on neutral buoyancy training for astronauts and human physiology in extreme environments.
The first inkling I ever had that there were worlds beyond our own was in the early sixties with Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Fireball XL5 on TV. I would have been around 3 or 4 years old.
I was not the first to hear about Blue Abyss. But many of those before, and after, me dismissed the project as a pipe dream. A great idea pitched by the enthusiastic and well meaning, but without substance and something that would never truly happen.
It is with great honour and pleasure we announce that Tim Peake will be joining our Advisory Board from January 2020. Tim is taking a sabbatical from the European Space Agency to pursue outreach activities and personal opportunities that include joining Blue Abyss.