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1. Drones on ice

The Antarctic isn't kind to drones - but it's not easy or cheap for people to work in either, so robots represent a huge scientific opportunity.

Tags: Technology, Antarctic, Oceans, Robotics
2. Gliders on the storm

Marine scientists are a hardy bunch, but even they aren't keen on working amid 60ft waves in the depths of the Atlantic winter. Luckily next-generation ocean robots increasingly mean they don't have to.

Tags: Technology, Robotics, Oceans, Marine life
3. Modelling our landscape in 3D

Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
4. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics
5. First solid hydrogen drone takes to skies

The first drone powered by solid hydrogen made its maiden flight in February – the fruit of a long-term collaboration between the private sector and scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Tags: Technology, Oceans, Robotics, Antarctic
6. An eye in the sky

Mapping what lives in the British countryside means spending hours tramping through bogs, up and down hills and through some of our most rugged landscapes. Tom Marshall found out how drones are helping.

Tags: Ecology, Environmental change, Mapping, Robotics, Technology
7. Autosubs are go!

Science and industry are working hand in hand at the new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. The result, reports Sue Nelson, is an exciting new future for marine robotics in the UK.

Tags: Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics, Technology
8. Live from a landfill

What's so hard about putting a number on greenhouse-gas emissions? Grant Allen describes some distinctly unglamorous fieldwork aimed at doing just that.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Pollution, Technology, UK
9. Renewed interest

The UK's rich marine renewable energy resources are driving an exciting area of innovation. Paul Bell explains how understanding the potential environment consequences will be critical to the success of the industry.

Tags: Environmental change, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology
10. Scientists probe leak risk from seabed CO2 stores

A UK-led international research team has carried out the first experiment to recreate what would happen if CO2 started leaking after being stored deep under the sea floor. Their findings add weight to the idea that this could be a viable way to cut our impact on the climate.

Tags: Environmental change, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK

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