Our Partnerships

North Sea Systems is delighted to be working in collaboration with the FLOWBEC team from the University of Aberdeen.  As a result of this partnership DataFish is now able to operate a sonar on the seabed for detecting marine mammals.

North Sea Systems are pleased to be collaborating with industry experts in acoustic monitoring, Kongsberg. Our most recent project involved the measuring of velocities and subsea acoustics at an energy site just off the Isle of Wight. Kongsberg were seeking a method of mounting their hydrophone below the surface and the DataFish® provided the perfect solution.


North Sea Systems and The Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton continue to work together to develop the DataFish® product.

University of Southampton

North Sea Systems are developing tools to enable real-time analysis of met-ocean data recorded by the DataFish®.  Andy Baldock, Director of Sustainable Energy Solutions at Black & Veatch recognises the potential of DataFish® and its future application.

“The marine energy industry needs innovations such as the DataFish to improve our understanding of these very dynamic environments as there is still a significant lack of understanding of wave, current and turbulence interactions and how these impact on device performance and design requirements.

Innovations such as DataFish that will allow more effective surveys will be a vital tool in bringing down the cost of tidal energy through an improved understanding of the environment.”


North Sea Systems are pleased to have worked with Insight Marine, ETA, Leask Marine, and EMEC while developing CableFish. The development was funded by The Carbon Trust as a part of their Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).

Leask Marine


Insight Marine