Representing 3000 staff, researchers and students, the University of Plymouth'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.
The staff represented by the Marine Institute are housed within four University faculties (science and engineering, arts and humanities, business, health and human sciences) and form the broadest portfolio of marine expertise within a single institute in Europe.
We hope you enjoy reading about the scope and the relevance of the research and facilities the Marine Institute represents and the University’s marine education and innovation activities.
Together with our partners, we are responding to the challenge of providing science, education, technological innovation and business leadership for tomorrow’s world.
In 1969, IBM’s pioneering technology helped put man on the moon. Today, the company is working with us as we reflect on Plymouth's own history.
The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to America in 1620 in search of a new world of opportunity. That historic voyage has become an inspiring symbol of discovery.
The University is working in collaboration with Promare, MSubs and IBM, to innovate an autonomous ship, which will conduct ground-breaking research as it emulates the Mayflower’s oceanic path in September 2020.
Our shared goal is to evolve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our research within autonomous technology and artificial intelligence.
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Marine Institute news
- University of Plymouth awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading microplastics work 21 November 2019
- Cats of the sea – ‘laser chasers’ offer insights into territorial behaviour of wild fishes 12 November 2019
- Supergen ORE Hub launches interactive webtool to bring together UK Offshore Renewable Energy research 6 November 2019
- Project aims to transform how fishing industry deals with discarded nets 6 November 2019
- £3million Cyber-SHIP Lab offers unique opportunity to address global maritime cyber security challenges 4 November 2019
What's on events
- Managing Our Coast in a Changing Climate 26 November 2019
- 68th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society 6 January 2020 - 9 January 2020
- Biodiversity at a Crossroads | Research Festival 2020 20 January 2020 08:30 - 17:00
- Understanding the marine environment | Research Festival 2020 22 January 2020 09:00 - 17:00
- International Shipwreck Conference 1 February 2020 09:00 - 17:30