Our research in this area is important in several areas of marine science. We need use the oceans and their resources more, now and in the future.
The ocean environment holds a wealth of resources that we rely on, from fuel sources to food supplies. Most of our oil and gas reserves lie beneath the sea floor, and many are yet to be discovered. In the future more electricity will be generated from waves, tidal currents, tidal barrages and offshore wind. Exhausted offshore oil and gas wells will be used to store the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels. Around the world more people are relying on food from our seas and oceans.
Projects and collaborations
Collaboration with world leading groups, including significant partnering with the universities of Southampton and Liverpool, is the core of our marine research and technology endeavour.