About Maritime UK South West

Maritime UK South West: the leading UK ocean technology cluster

Maritime UK South West is a public, business, research partnership, focussed on innovation which brings together the breadth of ocean economy to create a world leading ocean technology cluster. We enable innovation and collaboration, finding the right business support and skills and driving strategic development and investment.

The OECD predict that the global Ocean Economy could double in size by 2030, reaching a gross value added of around USD 3 trillion. The South West of the UK produces world leading ocean economy research and innovation. We aim to better exploit these assets to put the Maritime UK South West ocean technology cluster at the heart of this growth.

Maritime UK South West aims to champion and promote our sector, internally, nationally and abroad, driving clean growth and building on our centres of excellence in offshore renewablesmarine autonomy and clean ocean technology.

Our aims are to:

Champion and Promote

  • Create evidence based strategy, profile and lobbying
  • Promote regional excellence

Drive Clean Growth

  • Increase collaboration, investment in R&D and clean growth
  • Increase investment in skills and promote careers in marine and maritime.

Build centres of excellence

  • Building supply chain capability in offshore renewables and bringing forward investment in floating offshore wind in the South West.
  • Create a world leading centre for marine autonomy and geospatial data innovation.
  • Drive investment in our sustainable ocean economy.


Maritime UK South West is a board member of the national cluster Maritime UK.

To view our latest plans visit MUKSW Strategic Plan 2024 – 25

Meet the Maritime UK South West Board