Unlocking the blue economy

The ocean and seas remain the least developed regions on Earth. This provides us with opportunities as well as challenges and gives us with a new frontier for development and investment. PML scientists are working to unlock this blue economy, and realise the potential of the ocean and seas by supporting sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. This includes aquaculture, coastal tourism, biotechnology, energy and seabed industries, with a strong emphasis on eco-innovation.
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Renewable energy

Across the globe there is commitment to finding alternative sources of energy to reduce our dependency on the finite resources of fossil fuels...

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Valuing the marine environment

The marine environment provides us with a multitude of benefits and services which contribute to human wellbeing in many ways. These services to...

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