The South Coast Marine Cluster
offers access to world-class research institutions and innovation-led companies

Recognised as the UK’s leading marine industry hub, with a rich maritime heritage, hundreds of kilometres of coastline, 32 world-renowned universities and research institutions and a large and growing network of sector-leading, innovative marine companies.

Centres of excellence include

  • Applied Autonomy and Robotics
  • Design, Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Marine Energy and Renewables
  • Sensors, Satellites, Big Data and the Environment
University of Southampton Marine Institute
University of Plymouth Research Vessel
Map of the South Coast

The area features

Barnstaple, Bournemouth, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Exeter, Falmouth, Hampshire, The Isles of Scilly and Isle of Wight, Penzance, Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Somerset, Southampton, Taunton, Torquay, Torbay, Weymouth and Yeovil.

Innovation-Led Companies

Thousands of companies working in the marine and maritime industry choose to locate here to take advantage of the Cluster’s assets and plentiful commercial opportunities.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Global brands include