Join virtual marine events at Research Festival 2021

Make connections. Collaborate. Create change.

Explore topics from offshore renewable energy to cybersecurity, plastic pollution to climate change and more with world-leading researchers.  

Hear about the latest cutting-edge research and discover how your project or business could achieve greater impact through collaboration.

Our experts will be joined by guest speakers including Nigel Topping, COP26 High Level Climate Action Champion, and Tom Heap, presenter of BBC's Countryfile and Costing the Earth.

Research Festival 2021 events are free to access online and open to all.

Find out more about our marine events below and book your place to enjoy one or more of the week's events.

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World number one for marine impact 2021

We are ranked first out of 379 institutions worldwide against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal number 14: life below water.
The award recognises the quality of our marine research and teaching as well as our efforts to reduce the impact of campus activities on the marine environment. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Interdisciplinary research

Our diverse research spans three Strategic Institutes. Collaborative endeavour in rich, natural environments drives solutions to global challenges.

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Marine Institute
Marine, maritime, education and innovation expertise integrates to train scientists, engineers, policymakers, artists, technicians and business.

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Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Transformations in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

Research with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sustainable Earth Institute
Science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, with community, businesses and individuals, innovate to build resilience for our planet.