Maritime and Costal Environments
Our Marine Affairs and Renewable Energy work of GU8 is the foundation on which the consortium was built and continues to be at the heart of what we do.
Capture fisheries and aquaculture provide cheaper sources of animal protein in many parts of the world and the basis of global food supply and food security.
The exciting developments since the discovery of marine genetic resources have opened the frontier to an entirely new range of organisms that survive and thrive on chemosynthesis, which is of great interest to GU8 Consortium members.
Ports and harbours, along with shipping and navigation, contribute to the movement of almost all goods and services globally. This has both a future dimension as well as an historic legacy, ranging from pollution and ecotoxicology, to social elements such as historic slave trafficking and modern human migration.