The National Subsea Centre's been officially opened in Aberdeen marking a huge step towards the regions target of moving towards net zero.
The base is located in Dyce and was opened by Scottish Government's cabinet secretary for net zero, energy and transport Michael Matheson and UK Government Minister for Scotland Lord Malcolm Offord.
Joined by industry and civic leaders, the group marked the launch of the multi-million-pound centre by meeting with their partners Robert Gordon University and the Net Zero Technology Centre.
It was established to provide advanced research to net zero and to help the energy industry to meet challenges of reduce emissions from operations through new technology.
Listen to what the NSC director Professor John McCall said below:
Meanwhile, the centre is already working on a number of projects including 'SeaSense' which will develop technology to allow Remotely Operated Vehicles to function in harsh environments.
Along with NZTC, the NSC are collaborating on the Data for Net Zero programme which will deliver the world's first Smart Energy Basin by using data science, visualisation and modelling tools.
Colette Cohen, CEO for the NZTC said the industry must work with oil and gas to ensure of a safe and sustainable future:
The NSC's three strategic research programmes include Transparent Ocean, Integrated Energy and Marine Operations.
Each programme will be delivered through research projects in the field of subsea engineering, artificial intelligence, data science and integrated energy.