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.
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, has received the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a higher education institution.
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Marine Institute news
- Warmer and acidified oceans can lead to ‘hidden’ changes in species behaviour 20 January 2020
- Rising sea-levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities 15 January 2020
- Plymouth scientists highlight effects of climate change on UK’s plankton 15 January 2020
- Artificial intelligence and 3D printing allow embryo assessment technologies to be transferred from laboratory to field 8 January 2020
- International charity launches teaching tools showcasing university marine research 7 January 2020
What's on events
- Understanding the marine environment for a sustainable ocean economy | Research Festival 2020 22 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00
- Maritime UK SW Business Forum 31 January 2020 08:30 - 16:40
- International Shipwreck Conference 1 February 2020 09:00 - 17:30
- Tourism and the plastic free challenge 5 February 2020 18:00 - 20:00
- Making waves 6 February 2020 08:30 - 19:00