SOLENT University's Warsash Maritime School has launched a new research centre. 

The Warsash Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Research Centre will look at maritime autonomy, from smart ships and smart ports to the human aspect of working alongside smart technology, as well as marine training and consulting.

Daily Echo:

Associate Professor Zakirul Bhuiyan said: "Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University, is exceptionally well placed for this new research centre. It has one of the most comprehensive offers in maritime education and training, is home to the largest maritime simulation centre in the UK and has one of only five manned-model ship handling centres. Establishing the new research centre is a logical step."

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Stanton said:

"Today we launch our Warsash MASS Research Centre – the first step to helping Solent develop a world-class "Centre of Excellence" and become an international leader in maritime research."


The launch event took place on Tuesday, 22 March.