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.
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.
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.
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.