Marine Institute – our research

Marine research at University of Plymouth can be summarised into eight broad themes, with key research areas listed:

Blue Communities

Building capacity for sustainable interactions with marine ecosystems for the benefit of coastal communities in Southeast Asia.

The GCRF Blue Communities programme will support initiatives that promote the sustainable use of marine resources.

Learn more about the programme

Caribbean lobster fisheries sustained by ‘dark carbon’

Scientists have discovered that one of the most important fisheries in the American region is being sustained by an unusual food source – ‘dark carbon’.

Dark carbon is produced by chemosynthesis, which is the biological creation of organic matter using chemical energy from the environment.

Learn more about the study