Representing 3000 staff, researchers and students, the University of Plymouth's Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK.
We provide the external portal to our extensive pool of world-leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions.
We are integrating our multidisciplinary expertise in marine and maritime research, education and innovation to train new scientists, engineers, policy-makers, artists, technicians and business managers of the future.
The staff represented by the Marine Institute are housed within four University faculties (science and engineering, arts and humanities, business, health and human sciences) and form the broadest portfolio of marine expertise within a single institute in Europe.
We hope you enjoy reading about the scope and the relevance of the research and facilities the Marine Institute represents and the University’s marine education and innovation activities.
Together with our partners, we are responding to the challenge of providing science, education, technological innovation and business leadership for tomorrow’s world.
In 1969, IBM’s pioneering technology helped put man on the moon. Today, the company is working with us as we reflect on Plymouth's own history.
The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to America in 1620 in search of a new world of opportunity. That historic voyage has become an inspiring symbol of discovery.
The University is working in collaboration with Promare, MSubs and IBM, to innovate an autonomous ship, which will conduct ground-breaking research as it emulates the Mayflower’s oceanic path in September 2020.
Our shared goal is to evolve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our research within autonomous technology and artificial intelligence.
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Marine Institute news
- University scientists selected to join NERC Advisory Network 16 October 2019
- Global tech firm IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project 16 October 2019
- Scientists set sail on round-the-world plastics initiative 8 October 2019
- University researchers contribute to RSPB’s State of Nature 2019 report 3 October 2019
- Coastal engineering and ecology research receives European award 27 September 2019
What's on events
- Marine Business Technology Centre digital events 5 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00
- The Art of Harnessing Dark Energy: Symbioses between Chemosynthetic Bacteria and Marine Invertebrates 5 November 2019 18:00 - 19:00
- Marine Business Technology Centre digital events 7 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00
- Managing Our Coast in a Changing Climate 26 November 2019
- 68th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society 6 January 2020 - 9 January 2020