Welcome to the NSRI

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is the research arm of Subsea UK. It has been set up to bring academia and industry together to collaborate on getting technology to market much more quickly. The NSRI aims to be the focal point for the co-ordination of research and development activities for the UK’s subsea sector.

The NSRI operates across the following industries within the subsea sector:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Offshore Wind
  • Subsea Mining
  • Wave and Tidal
  • Defence
  • Ocean Science

To support its operations NSRI launched the "NSRI Matchmaker", designed to pair your technology or innovation needs with the university or specialist research centre that can help you. Matchmaker aims to provide the best and most relevant contacts for collaboration needed to progress the development of new technology. Further information on the "NSRI Matchmaker" and how your company can join can be found on the "NSRI Matchmaker" website.

SDI: Offshore Wind Energy 2017 - Scottish Pavilion Applications

SDI have organised a Scottish Pavilion at the OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY 2017 exhibition and conference in London on 6th – 8th June 2017 and they are offering space on the stand to Scottish based organisations that would like to exhibit.

As they experience high demand for participation for these events, they will review all registrations collectively, in order to maximise the overall impact of Scotland's offshore wind capabilities on the stand.

SDI can only take your interest into consideration if they have received your completed application form, attached, to be returned by Friday, March 17th 2017 to Catriona Wilson at catriona.wilson@scotent.co.uk

Event Information

Application Form

AFRC: Digital Manufacturing & Engineering Potential

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Scotland’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre, is exploring the opportunities for digital manufacturing and digital engineering in Scotland, particularly in the oil and gas sector and is keen to here from industry stakeholders.

The centre is investigating how current manufacturing challenges could be overcome by the effective use of visualisation technologies. The aim is to bring about real business and technological benefits for companies.

Recent activity includes hosting a demonstrator event in Aberdeen with the newly formed Oil & Gas Technology Centre showcasing recent technological developments in virtual reality and robotics. The technologies on show included Virtalis’ ActiveMove, a transportable virtual reality system, and the Kuka’s state-of-the-art light weight robot, LBR iiwa.

The AFRC wants to hear from the subsea industry about the potential applications that exist for emerging digital manufacturing technologies such as visualisation, automation and robotics. The objective it to help develop and secure the technological future of the industry as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, takes hold.

To discuss the opportunities for these technologies within your business or to share any ideas you have for application in the industry then please contact Paul Cantwell, Knowledge Exchange Fellow Oil & Gas at the Advanced Forming Research Centre.

For further information on the AFRC visit www.afrc.org.uk.

Other Projects

Small Pools

The NSRI is involved with the small pools theme, identified by the Oil and Gas Technology Leadership Board (TLB) as a key enabler in Maximising Economic Recovery from the UK Continental Shelf. The theme is being championed by a team of representatives from Centrica, EnQuest, GE, Magma Global and the NSRI.  The NSRI is acting as the implementation body that will deliver upon the objectives identified by the team.

Branching Out

The NSRI is currently looking at expanding to incorporate the Offshore Wind and Subsea Mining industries into its "NSRI Matchmaker" website. This includes defining the technological needs of the industries in collaboration with relevant industry bodies, presenting these needs to the subsea community and developing the "NSRI Matchmaker" database. 

If you are interested in learning more do not hesitate to get in touch.

NSRI Overview