University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute houses some of the world’s most influential experts and represents the broadest portfolio of marine expertise within a single institution in Europe. Our Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group is the largest of its kind globally and the University has recently been recognised as global No.1 for contributions to UN SDG 14 ‘Life below water’.

The University of Plymouth (UoP) is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and is, geographically, uniquely placed to take advantage of the test-bed facilities provided by Plymouth Smart Sound – a heavily instrumented and deconflicted stretch of water a stone’s throw from the University campus, recognised as the most digitally connected stretch of water in the world. The recently launched £3.2 million Cyber-SHIP Lab means the University of Plymouth is operating at the cutting edge of understanding and mitigating the risks to maritime vessels, port infrastructure and national security.

Our £1 million base of coastal equipment is unique to the UK, including the Rapid Coastal Response Unit that supports field-based coastal and marine data collection.

The Marine Station provides a waterside facility that is home to a collection of research vessels, remotely operated vehicles, and oceanographic and coastal equipment for data collection in the marine environment.

The Coastal Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) Laboratory is a unique hydrodynamics facility underpinned with leading engineering research. It provides physical model testing with combined waves, currents and wind capability, standing at the forefront of marine structure interactions, environmental modelling, and model device and array testing.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Coastal Adaptation
  • Marine Plastics
  • Maritime Cyber Security
  • Clean Propulsion
  • Maritime Logistics and Policy
  • Smart ports/supply chain security developments

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