Government & Agencies

The marine and maritime sector is supported by a range of government bodies: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; Department for Energy & Climate Change; Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; Department for Transport; Innovate UK; Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Executive; Marine Management Organisation; Maritime & Coastguard Agency; Ministry of Defence; National Oceanography Centre;  Natural Environment Research Council; UK Trade & Investment.

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 

BEIS brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change.  

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Defra is the UK government department responsible for marine science, ship recycling and disposal and marine conservation.

 

Department for Transport 

The Dtf works in relation to the policy and sponsorship of the ports and shipping sectors. 

 

Innovate UK

Innovate UK delivers collaborative research funding.   

 

Marine Management Organisation  

The Marine Management Organisation is marine planning, fishing and protection of the marine environment. 

 

Maritime and Coastguard Agency   

The MCA is established to prevent loss of life at sea and implement British and International maritime law and safety policy. 

 

Ministry of Defence

The MOD works with the naval sector.

 

Natural Environment Research Council 

The NERC invests in environmental science and management of the National Oceanography Centre. 

 

National Oceanography Centre

The NOC in Southampton is the collaborative partnership between University of Southampton and the Natural Environment Research Council scientists and engineers at the Southampton waterfront campus.

 

Open to export  

Open to export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for help and support in exporting in the UK.  The website provides information and advice on exporting products and services in the UK in the form of articles, events and opportunities.  This content is produced and contributed by users, partner organisations and key contributors.  

 

Scottish Enterprise 

The Scottish Executive works with the marine and maritime sector in Scotland in relation to the policy and sponsorship of the ports and shipping sectors. 

 

Scottish Executive

The Scottish Executive works with the marine and maritime sector in Scotland in relation to the policy and sponsorship of the ports and shipping sectors.

 

UKTI Trade & Investment (UKTI)  

UKTI Trade & Investment (UKTI) support UK companies in export and inward investment support.  

 

UKTI – Marine Export Support

UKTI Trade & Investment (UKTI) staff are experts in Helping Your Business Grow Internationally.  We provide expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas.