DRIVING
TRANSFORMATION
TO A SUSTAINABLE
MARINE-BASED ECONOMY;

TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR SOCIETY, BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

OUR CHALLENGE

The ocean environment contains an unlimited supply of energy, and covers over 70% of our planet. Given the challenges we face as custodians of the world, it’s our responsibility to develop renewable energy sources to fuel our economy and support society in a way that safeguards the planet, and protects our future.

Capturing, converting, storing and transferring energy sustainably, at a price that is affordable to all, requires research, analysis, new technologies and collaboration, in order to push the boundaries of possibility.

The key to realising this goal is innovative, inclusive, and adventurous marine research delivered by the National Subsea Centre. This will involve prioritising the sustainable use of the ocean for economic and job growth and the betterment of society – referred to as the Blue Economy. It will also lead to exciting new ways of working and more multidiscipline and inclusive cross-sectoral opportunities for the long-term protection of the planet.

50%

of the world’s oxygen is produced by the ocean

33%

of UK electricity will be generated by offshore wind by 2030

40m

people will be employed by ocean-based industries by 2030

OUR NETWORK PARTNERS

Our ethos of inclusivity means that we leverage multi-discipline, cross-sectoral networks and relationships to gain a multifaceted understanding of challenges and possibilities. To develop this network, we welcome engagement from a number of partner types.

Anchor partner memberships

Anchor partner memberships are available to fund bespoke projects and collaborate across our themes allowing them to inform, shape and participate in our research programmes.

Project partnerships

Project partnerships allow collaboration on a specific project or portfolio of activity.

Associate memberships

Associate memberships allow a company to participate in our public activities, supporting the delivery of our vision, and they may be invited to participate in our projects or funding applications.

Funding partners

Funding partners provide the resources needed to sanction and develop important projects and research activities.

GET IN TOUCH

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining our network and supporting the delivery of sustainable innovation across our themes.

PROJECT ASSOCIATES AND FUNDING PARTNERS

RGU AberdeenHZTCHM GovernmentScottish Govement

OUR PHILOSOPHY

WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY WE HAVE A DESIRE TO USE SCIENCE FOR POSITIVE TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION

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