Marine Building

Opened in October 2012, our £19m Marine Building is an unmatched facility where we can create waves more than one metre high, exchange knowledge for business innovation and growth, create renewable energy solutions and help the world adapt to climate change. 

It’s home to the Coastal Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratories, the Marine Navigation Centre, the Marine Innovation Centre and our multidisciplinary Marine Institute. 

Features that make use of solar gain, natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting are all integrated into the design.

Coastal, Ocean And Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory

This is a flexible facility with the capability to generate short and long-crested waves in combination with currents at any relative direction, sediment dynamics, tidal effects and wind.

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Marine Navigation Centre

With its combination of dedicated systems and flexible teaching space, the Marine Navigation Centre aims to meet the needs of the maritime world.

From learning how to navigate super tanks or super yachts, to providing professional development courses tailored to specific organisations.

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