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.
Did you know...?
Ashfords LLP Marine Prize
Leading law firm, Ashfords LLP, is delighted to sponsor the Ashfords' Marine Prize at the University of Plymouth.
The prize is open to University of Plymouth students whose final year research project is within the marine sector and is of relevance to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources). Projects also need to demonstrate a tangible impact or benefit to Plymouth and or other coastal regions.
Marine Institute news
- Brixham Laboratory highly commended in national awards 18 April 2019
- The rise in ocean plastics evidenced from a 60-year time series 16 April 2019
- University hosts international event giving teachers insight into marine science 1 April 2019
- University takes part in 'Sea Bin' trial to monitor plastic waste 26 March 2019
- Art and science combine to highlight the problem of plastic pollution 22 March 2019
What's on events
- Extreme waves and the structures that dare to stand – Professor Alison Raby 25 April 2019 18:30 - 20:00
- Cracks in the foundation: assessing change in plankton for the management of marine ecosystems 9 May 2019 19:00 - 21:00
- The Challenge of Science Leadership 4 June 2019 - 6 June 2019
- Marine Institute - student talks 12 June 2019 19:00 - 21:00
- Marine Institute - student talks 13 June 2019 19:00 - 21:00