The South Coast Marine Cluster has an exceptionally strong capability in Sensors, Satellites and Big Data, with significant levels of expertise both within the research institutions and innovative companies.

For full details of South Coast Marine Cluster Sensors, Satellites, Big Data and the Environment research institutions and testing facilities and examples of South Coast businesses succeeding in this field, please download the brochure here.

National Oceanography Centre
The Met Office

Based in Exeter, the new Met Office supercomputer is capable of 16,000 trillion calculations a second. The UK Hydrographic Office protects lives at sea by collating and providing the Royal Navy and commercial shipping companies with hydrographic and geospatial navigation tool standards.

The University of Southampton Optoelectronics Research Centre combines science and engineering disciplines. The University of Plymouth has the Marine Station with research vessels, laboratories, aquaria and teaching rooms, the Blue Environmental Hub and Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport lab offers environmental modelling and engineering.

The University of Portsmouth Institute of Marine Sciences is known internationally for high-quality marine research and teaching. The University of Exeter offers world-class aquarium facilities featuring 14 aquaria rooms housing 600 experimental tanks and 7 preparative and analytical labs.

The Blue Economy is a key area for the Satellite Applications Catapult. The South Coast has 4 Satellite Centres of Excellence, which act as a catalyst to facilitate collaborations between marine industry, academia, regulators and government to broaden market opportunities.