Scotland-Japan link to get £15m research fund

A new £15million research and development scheme is being launched today to encourage collaboration between firms in Scotland and Japan in tackling the subsea oil and gas industry’s most complex technological challenges.

Jointly funded by industry body Subsea UK and development agency Scottish Enterprise (SE), the project forms part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between SE and Japanese philanthropic organisation the Nippon Foundation.

One of the programme’s two themes will be subsea digital oilfield technologies, including real-time underwater communication, inspection, monitoring and control, sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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