Welcome to the #ExeterMarine Blog!

One of the great strengths at the University of Exeter is in our marine research and education.

The #ExeterMarine Initiative has been launched to help enhance collaborations within the University and to help highlight our interdisciplinary strength to outside partners. We will share information broadly in this blog, through social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) and on our dedicated website.

Research: It will surprise many, including some at the University of Exeter, how large the body of researchers working on marine subjects has become.  We now have over 200 academics and graduate students working directly on the major challenges facing human-kind that interface with the marine realm. We have significant groupings working on Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Oceans and Human Health, Ecotoxicology and Pollution, and Marine Conservation. Our research in Exeter is ever more inter-disciplinary and our marine strength ranges from the humanities, through the life and social sciences to medicine and engineering.

This we undertake collaboratively with a wide range of influential partners including CEFAS, Met Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Zoological Society of London.

Professor Brendan Godley #ExeterMarine Strategy Lead


Education: Our world-leading marine research underpins a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Biosciences (including marine biology), Geography, Medicine, Psychology and Renewable Energy. We will seek to share our student voice and perspective through the #ExeterMarine Initiative. Watch this space!

Sharing:  We are proud of our record of sharing our findings and achievements with the wider community and we hope to augment this further still. See here for a listing of some of our most recent stories in the media. We hope that the blog may be a good introduction to the wealth of marine activities at the University of Exeter  for new students and collaborators. If you would like to discuss #ExeterMarine or, indeed,  contribute to the blog, please get in touch.


#ExeterMarine is a interdisciplinary group of marine related researchers with capabilities across the scientific, medical, engineering, humanities and social science fields. If you are interested in working with our researchers or students, please visit our website!

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