Marine and Maritime Institute


The Marine and Maritime Institute Institute capitalises on Hull’s unique combination of physical location, maritime history and marine resources.

With large dock facilities, unrivalled access to Europe and a strategic value as a port on one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, Hull has marine and maritime activities at its very core. The University currently has more than 80 academics working on issues connected to the marine and maritime environment - and interacting with a variety of stakeholders in the region and beyond.

The scholars' research encompasses marine and maritime-related pursuits across various subjects – from governance of the oceans, fish stocks and climate change to piracy, culture and history. The institute coordinates existing research strengths and promotes this expertise for stakeholders across the country and the world.

Our challenge

The institute builds on the strengths of Hull’s proud maritime past but also tackles contemporary and future challenges. We're addressing the challenges which will confront us in the coming years, including ocean health, new trade routes and the security issues associated with the expansion of the great powers in to the South China Sea as well as in the High North. Policy and policy-related issues lie at the heart of our activities.

The institute works with the British Government, the EU, industry and the military, focusing on priority areas such as security, policy and law, the High North and Arctic, heritage and recreation, and resource use. Our well-established research team has a track record of delivering excellence across the marine and maritime sector. They respond quickly to bring their expertise to bear on new challenges.

"This institute is perfectly placed to research and contribute to our knowledge of the marine and maritime realm on which the planet's future must depend."Chris Bellamy, Professor Emeritus of Maritime Security, University of Greenwich

Our impact

New findings by scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey have revealed that recorded levels of microplastics are five times higher than you would expect to find from local sources.


We value the contributions visiting academics make to our research community and are proud to welcome visiting academics from around the world. To be considered for a proposed visit to the University of Hull please complete our International Visiting Academics Application Form.


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