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 the faculty of science and engineering 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.
Innovators for a sustainable ocean: World Ocean Week 2020
As the United Nations put the global spotlight on ‘innovation for a sustainable ocean’, the University’s Marine Institute reflected on the innovative approaches our researchers take towards sustainable marine resource management.
From offshore renewable energy to coastal resilience, the National Marine Park to plastics, we reflected on our role in securing a healthier, protected future for our oceans.
During the week, a number of our marine conservation researchers led events that brought together global experts to inform future policy recommendations.
The Queen's Anniversary Prize for pioneering research on marine microplastics pollution and its impact on the environment and changing behaviour
Nearly two decades of world-leading research into the effects of marine plastics on our environment by Plymouth researchers, led by Professor Richard Thompson OBE FRS, has received the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a higher education institution.
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Marine Institute news
- Scientists release previously unseen footage showing environmental impacts of pot fishing 13 October 2020
- UK’s first sea-going electric ferry launches in Plymouth 12 October 2020
- Future ocean conditions could cause significant changes in marine mussels 9 October 2020
- Laundry lint can cause significant tissue damage within marine mussels 2 October 2020
- Scientists repeat century-old study to reveal evolutionary rescue in the wild 1 October 2020
What's on events
- Oceansgate Marine Technology Webinar Series 28 October 2020 11:00 - 12:30
- Oceansgate Marine Technology Webinar Series 11 November 2020 11:00 - 11:45
- Exhibition: Everywhere: Life in a littered world 22 November 2020 - 31 January 2021
- EWTEC 2021 5 September 2021 - 9 September 2021