The FMRI programme funds a limited set of capability building projects that are intended to strengthen the business case and Infrastructure Fund bid, and set the programme up for future success. Any funding opportunities will be published on the UKRI website.

Funded Projects

  • Autonomous Marine Operations Planning

    • Prof. Maria Fox
    • British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
    • £0.42m, 3-years
    • This project is developing AI-enabled tools to support Marine Facilities Planning. Optimised operations of a future infrastructure, particularly if this includes a substantial autonomous fleet, can exploit the potential of AI to increase data value and reduce the carbon cost per data set. This project will inform the FMRI options assessment by exploring that potential.
  • Automated Workflows for Autonomous Platforms

    • Dr. Helen Snaith
    • National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
    • £0.49m, 1-year
    • This project is developing and testing new automated data management workflows that will reduce the time and costs for autonomous deployments. Proving these efficiencies is a key requirement for demonstrating upscaling of autonomy a viable proposition.