Marine Institute research

Our pioneering research responds to 21st Century global challenges through a systems-thinking approach to solutions, from climate change and storm impacts to the blue economy and maritime cybersecurity, all framed against the socio-political dimensions that explicitly link the land and the ocean.

We’ve published significant marine research with over 960 institutions in 80 countries since 2016, established strong international collaborations and delivered multi-million-pound projects.

PLUTO webcam

Out of sight, out of mind is a perennial problem in marine conservation. The PLUTO project aims to engage people with marine life in Plymouth Sound special area of conservation by providing an ‘eye in the sea’, accessible to anyone.

The Plymouth Underwater Teaching Observatory (PLUTO) streams live from Plymouth Sound, providing a unique view into the underwater habitat.

Learn more about the PLUTO system

Marine Institute 

The University’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. 

Find out more about the institute and our research, education and facilities