Representing 3000 staff, researchers and students, Plymouth 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. The staff represented by the Marine Institute are housed within four University faculties (Science and Environment, Arts and Humanities, Business, Health and Human Sciences) and form the broadest portfolio of marine expertise within a single institute in Europe.
We are proud of being located here in the South West of England, and of working with so many knowledgeable practitioners in the region and beyond. Our students are privileged not only to have access to many leading academics but also opportunities to participate in marine activities in a beautiful, natural environment. With the added impetus of the Marine Institute working as part of a large, vibrant and dynamic partnership of scientific and business institutions within the city, Plymouth is rightly branded as “Britain’s Ocean City” and a global trademark of excellence in practical solutions for a sustainable marine future. 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.