New Interest Group for technologies used in managing marine protected areas

Businesses, organisations and individuals who have an interest in technological solutions for the ma...

Innovate UK Innovation Loans - deadline for applications 27th November 2019

Whether you are a micro, small or medium sized enterprise, you could benefit from a loan of between ...


Confidence in Composites, 15th-16th October 2019, Oxford

Confidence in Composites: Non-Destructive Testing, Structural Health Monitoring and Repair of FRP Co...

Get Ready for Brexit workshop, 18th October 2019, New Forest

The DIT are organising a series of workshops to help exporting businesses prepare for Brexit.

Current Projects - COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth

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Find out why marine research is so important for all our lives via the COLUMBUS film...

COLUMBUS which is an EU funded project looking to capitalise on the European Commission's investment in marine and maritime research has put together a short but very illuminating film demonstrating the importance of marine research on all our lives.

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COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Good Practice Guide available to download...

The EU funded COLUMBUS project on Knowledge Transfer has published its Good Practice Guide to the Use and sharing
of marine observations and data by industry.

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COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth...

The marine environment constitutes two-thirds of our planet and offers huge potential for citizens' well-being, with extensive resources that form the basis for many economic activities. Europe is emerging from the worst financial crisis in recent history and rebuilding our economy demands that we identify sustainable opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The ocean is a source of food, water, energy and raw materials; a medium for tourism, transport and commerce; and, can provide solutions to many societal challenges. Nevertheless the ocean is neither inexhaustible nor immune to damage. Marine and maritime research has a critical role to play in developing our understanding of the seas and advancing technology so that we can grow their economic potential in a sustainable manner. However, key substantial research results are not always known or exploited when they could be of use to marine and maritime stakeholders (e.g. scientists and policymakers).

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