Celtic Sea floating offshore wind
We are pioneering the use of marine renewable energy to restore the global carbon balance, driving clean maritime through green shipping and autonomous systems, while increasing natural carbon capture, to minimise harmful effects of human activity.

Research centres and groups

Through our whole-system transdisciplinary approach to solutions-oriented research, we are accelerating sustainable developments towards Net Zero.

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Centre for Decarbonisation and Offshore Renewable Energy

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Applied Nature-based Solutions Research Interest Group


Earth history and palaeoclimates


Making an impact through leading research and expertise

Our longstanding, reputable portfolio of research and innovation, ensures we are well-placed to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inform national and international policy.
  • In partnership, led the creation of the UK’s first e-marine hub of shore-side charging facilities and pioneered the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry and e-vessel.
  • Developed the first technological solutions for measuring blue carbon ecosystems, the UK’s first marine Natural Capital Asset Register.
  • Contributed to the Global Maritime Trends 2025 report examining changes needed in the global maritime industry.

Study opportunities

Our marine- and ocean-related degrees are supporting the next generation of thinkers and change-makers to move us towards net zero.