Oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface.
They are a fundamental life sustaining feature of our planet, absorbing heat and circulating it around the globe to regulate our climate. The heat capacity of the top three metres of the ocean is equivalent to that of the whole of the atmosphere.
Our research is solution focused and results in novel approaches and technologies for enhancing our use and enjoyment of the marine environment. Marine and coastal environments are facing an unprecedented range of pressures, including climate change, invasive species, and urbanisation. Forecasts of the impacts of these pressures rely critically on our understanding of ocean processes. The scale and diversity of marine research urgently needs to increase to match the scale and diversity of the threats.