We’re leading the way on investigating the effect 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic – around 10% of the plastics we produce – has on marine life, the food chain and human health. And our educational resources are already at work in schools across the UK to teach the next generation about the issues around marine plastics.
Through SOPHIE, we’re working collaboratively and using our specialist expertise in developing and implementing public health and environmental policies, building on our ongoing work to improve the world’s understanding of the impact environments can have on human health and wellbeing.
Our innovative ReefBudget open access tool is in use around the world to guide management and conservation of vital reef ecosystems by assessing global trends in growth potential and we’re advising and training key stakeholders to implement the methodology.
Our multi-award winning, innovative and internationally impactful research has shown the vast extent to which microscopic plastic waste is ingested by marine animals, and our findings are now actively informing policy change around the world.
The next wave in global marine research? It’s already here.
Opened in 2018, our £30 million Circular Economy Hub is spearheading the UK’s strategy to create a sustainable, circular economy that uses fewer resources and...Read More