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ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme

ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme

​The ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme helps innovators and start-ups develop new solutions that support safe, secure and thriving oceans.

Over a series of key challenges, participants will get the chance to develop these solutions using ADMIRALTY data sets, with winners receiving an opportunity to launch their products into some of the world's fastest growing marine sectors.

Across the programme participants can receive:

  • Access to ADMIRALTY data sets, ranging from seabed composition samples and bathymetric profiles of the seafloor, to tidal and navigational information

  • The chance to develop their own solutions alongside a wide range of leading UK Hydrographic Office experts in research, design and development during sprint design challenges

  • Opportunity to win a range of prizes and launch their products in key marine markets with UK Hydrographic Office support


Accelerating growth in Offshore Renewable Energy challenge

For this challenge, the UKHO and Cefas asked participants to develop solutions that use marine geospatial data to identify new areas for Offshore Renewable Energy and optimise the performance of existing infrastructure. 


Find out more about this challenge >

Find out about the winning solution >


Transforming Maritime Risk & Insurance Challenge

For this challenge, we asked participants to identify, trial and prove how marine geospatial data can be used to enhance maritime insurance products.


Find out more about this challenge >

Find out about the winning solution >


Autonomous Navigation Challenge

We launched our programme with a challenge to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of Marine Autonomous Surface Ships. 

You can read more about this challenge and the winning solution below.


Find out more about this challenge >

Find out about the winning solution >




Future innovation challenges

Details about Marine Innovation Programme challenges for 2021 will be made available via this page as and when they are launched. Dates will be confirmed in the coming months.