Unlocking the blue economy

The ocean and seas remain the least developed regions on Earth. This provides us with opportunities as well as challenges and gives us with a new frontier for development and investment. PML scientists are working to unlock this blue economy, and realise the potential of the ocean and seas by supporting sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. This includes aquaculture, coastal tourism, biotechnology, energy and seabed industries, with a strong emphasis on eco-innovation.
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Renewable energy

Across the globe there is commitment to finding alternative sources of energy to reduce our dependency on the finite resources of fossil fuels...

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Valuing the marine environment

The marine environment provides us with a multitude of benefits and services which contribute to human wellbeing in many ways. These services to...

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Marine environment vital for UK economy

A new approach to understanding the UK’s marine economy changes our understanding of its importance, suggesting that its contributions are double those previously estimated, highlighting the strength of its leisure and recreation sectors and improving our ability to link natu...

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MPAs can provide an economic boost

​A new EU report has highlighted the economic benefits European Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can provide.

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Crucial environmental benefits of Solent coast

The Solent’s coastal habitats provide the equivalent of over £1.1 billion in environmental benefits every year, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Portsmouth and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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