University College London - Marine Research Group 

The Marine Research Group focuses on supporting the marine and naval sector through research and consultancy activities. The material, structural, hydrodynamical and energy aspects of design are strongly represented within the group. Over the past decade UCL has taken a pioneering role in developing the trimaran from a concept which had hitherto been applied only to yacht and powerboat design, to a concept suitable for large naval ships.


Heriot-Watt University 

The Ocean Systems Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research centre that innovates, applies and teaches world class advances in autonomous systems, sensor modelling/processing, and underwater acoustic system theory/design for offshore, marine science, renewable energy and security applications. The Ocean Systems Laboratory is a key member of the Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing in partnership with Edinburgh university.


University of Newcastle

marineNewcastle is the networking environment provided by Newcastle University for everyone across the University involved in marine research. The aim is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research and promote marine research that takes place at Newcastle University. 


University of Plymouth

With 3000 staff, researchers and students, Plymouth University’s Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK. It represents an extensive pool of world-leading experts whose breadth of marine knowledge and expertise is equal to any, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions.  Plymouth University’s Marine Institute's network of professionals is consulted globally and contributes towards practical solutions. We are integrating our multidisciplinary expertise in marine research, education and innovation to train new scientists, policy-makers, technicians and business managers of the future.


Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute 

SMMI is a unique, internationally recognised centre of excellence for research, innovation and education. Our work spans both the natural ocean environment (marine) and human use of the sea (maritime).


University of Strathclyde Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 

With an illustrious history stretching back to 1882, the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a key provider of marine technology expertise in the UK and beyond. Ideally located in Glasgow the University of Strathclyde continue to build on the city's rich heritage of shipbuilding and sea-faring, making significant contributions to National and International policy-making and the advancement of the Marine Technology field. 


Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland 

IESIS is a multi-disciplinary engineering body, founded in Scotland,  that provides a forum in which individuals from all engineering and related disciplines can discuss information, generate ideas and encourage young engineers. IESIS works with kindered bodies to promote a wider understanding of the role of the professional engineer in society.  



Royal Institution of Naval Architects 

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.  Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.  



The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals, a registered charity and the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 100 countries and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.  



Royal United Services Institute

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research. A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters. RUSI provides corporate and individual membership packages offering exclusive access to the UK’s premier forum on defence and security. Through our publications and events, RUSI members benefit from authoritative analysis, insight and networks. RUSI is renowned for its specialist coverage of defence and security issues in the broadest sense. Our expertise has been utilised by governments, parliament and other key stakeholders. 



Society for Underwater Technology

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.