In the press

Article on BioCam in the Deep-sea Biology Society Newletter

Interview article in the Signal Processing Magazine: Signal Processing Advances Undersea Research: Subsea Research Presents Unique Challenges that Signal Processing Is Helping to Address [Special Reports]

Applied optics news feature: Holography and spectroscopic sensing for microplastic detection, Light-based system lays foundation for continuous monitoring of ocean plastic particles

IMarest and ITN Production: Our Ocean, Our Future

Darwin Mounds: Litter discovered on the seafloor (BBC)BioCam discovers whale carcass (BBC), Protected coral reef is blighted by plastic waste (The Times)Coral planet (BBC), Survey starts (BBC)DY108-109 expedition: Surveying of Darwin Mounds (BBC) - (NOC article, UoS article, NOC wrapup article, UoS wrapup article) Hydro international

Team KUROSHIO: Win 2nd place in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery X-Prize

UoS Maritime Robotics Laboratory: Shipping Network (Dec 2018) "Scaling capabilities in maritime robotics" - (UoS article)

Sesoko monitoring: Daiwa, OES BeaconSOI Squidle+

FK180731 Expedition:

Schmidt Ocean Institute 2018 Annual ReportSOI Squidle+

Sea Technology (59) December 2018 Issue (Cover article) - (UoS article)

Artificial Intelligence Guides Rapid Data-Driven Exploration of Changing Underwater Habitats Mapped, IIS UTokyo, UoS

Marine technology newsNBC, Technology networksPortland business journal, News on 6, ABC, Science Daily, Physics org, Eureka alert, Laboratory equipment, Tunisiesoir, Subseaworld, azorobotics, ECOEco Magazine (pdf), NeuroroboticsShip to shore 9th August, Ship to shore 15th August, Ocean news (pdf), EPSRC RAS, Eco Magazine 2

BioCam - Daily Echo


Impact statements

'Dr. Blair Thornton and his team's ground breaking work in seafloor 3D visual mapping has a broad spectrum of applications outside of ocean science, ranging from defense to offshore asset integrity monitoring. Consequently, Sonardyne International Ltd. are extremely pleased to support him and his team to mature and translate the technology for use in these diverse applications.'


Geraint West, Global Business Manager for Oceanography, Sonardyne International Ltd.



"BioCam allows us to investigate huge areas of the seabed at millimetre scale resolution – a tool that could really support marine monitoring and conservation. The approach could provide evidence about how effective measures like marine protected areas are at conserving our environment, and help us understand how damaged areas of the seafloor recover with time."

Hayley Hinchen, Marine Habitats Monitoring Manager, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) 


'The ground breaking R&D by Dr. Blair Thornton and his team in seafloor 3D visual mapping and in-situ underwater chemical sensing has spurred applications in space exploration.  NASA is developing a new astrobiology sensing platform, named InVADER, that will demonstrate new technologies for the search of life on the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn.  InVADER leverages Thornton’s pioneering analytical and instrumental work and takes his insights as a starting point for an innovative approach to the search for life in our solar system.'

- Pablo Sobron, PhD, Research Scientist at SETI Institute & Founder/Sensing Wizard at Impossible Sensing

- Laurie Barge, PhD, Research Scientist in Astrobiology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.