£9.5million for UK’s first National Marine Park: Plymouth Sound

The National Lottery Heritage Fund grants a £9.5million Heritage Horizon Award to UK’s first National Marine Park: Plymouth Sound Heritage Horizon Award instrumental in shaping Plymouth Sound’s future The UK’s first National Marine Park aims to protect the area’s estimated 1,000 species of marine life and vast seafaring economy This ‘Park in the Sea’ will […]


£15,000 to spend on Innovation through the Catapult Network

Innovate UK EDGE is partnering with the Catapult Network to award grants to ambitious high growth SMEs. Under this scheme SMEs can receive up to £15,000* to spend on the services and support delivered by the Catapult Network including: Exploration and testing of new product ideas The provision of technical expertise and sector knowledge Advice […]


Innovation Challenge – tracking underwater species behaviour and movements in and around tidal stream turbines

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are sponsoring this challenge which is looking to track underwater species behaviour and movements in and around tidal stream turbines. Whilst very few collisions have ever been recorded between underwater species (birds, mammals or fish) and tidal turbine blades, not enough […]


Maritime Ambassadors Network

Maritime Ambassadors Network Maritime UK have established an ambassadors network to support careers activity in schools and colleges nationally. Currently all that work is happening remotely, but in time we hope that will go back to being face to face and onsite visits. We are working with an organisation called Inspiring the Future who run […]


Marine-i supports a pioneering new mooring system for use in Falmouth Harbour.

Marine-i has announced its support for a pioneering new mooring system for use in Falmouth Harbour. Such a system would help to increase the operating capacity in the harbour, without the need for large-scale infrastructure development. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall […]


City College Plymouth – Marine offer

Two years ago, City College Plymouth became part of the South West Institute of Technology bringing in over £2m of investment with £1.5m of that going into our state of the art Oceansgate Phase 2 facility, which is due to open in July 2021 with full curriculum delivery from September 2021 Situated in the Marine […]


Blue Abyss brings world’s biggest and deepest pool to Cornwall with £150m project

The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest underwater technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall. Blue Abyss, a £150 million facility which has the support of British astronaut Major Tim Peake, will be the world’s leading extreme environment research, test and training centre serving the […]


Connected Places Catapult – offer to marine businesses

The Connected Places Catapult works with public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel. We connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research to spark innovation and grow new markets. We run technology demonstrators and SME accelerators to scale new solutions that drive growth, […]

Events, News

Maritime Minister Opens Maritime UK Clean Maritime Summit

Opened by Robert Courts MP, the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the Clean Maritime Summit 2021 highlighted existing innovations and initiatives that are already enabling the shift to cleaner ports, harbours and vessels. It also identified the present and potential future challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and identified how these might be addressed to […]


Launch of Marine Research Plymouth

The city of Plymouth has seen its position as an international centre of excellence for marine research further enhanced after its three leading science organisations joined forces to launch Marine Research Plymouth. The University of Plymouth, the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory already have world-leading reputations individually across a range of marine disciplines […]