Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Welcome to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute ( SMMI ). Our breadth of world class, authoritative, independent expertise spans both the marine and maritime sectors. We generate knowledge and intelligence for businesses of all sizes, government at all scales and organisations of all kinds. Alone and with partners we create new technologies and innovations to stimulate economic growth and improve quality of life and the environment.

Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 - Get your Free Copy


Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 examines the transformative impact of 18 technologies on ship design, on naval power and on the use of ocean space in 2030.

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Royal Visitor Welcomed to Campus

Princess Anne visit

HRH Princess Royal has visited to officially open the Boldrewood Innovation Campus. The campus is the UK’s largest University and business collaboration.

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Boat People: Legal and Practical Considerations Workshop

Boat people and migration

Institute of Maritime Law workshop will address the topical issue of mixed migration by sea, considering the legal, moral and insurance aspects of rescuing ‘boat people'.

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Sir Philip Dilley - Chair of the Environment Agency Lecture

Dilley Lecture

Sir Philip Dilley, Chairman of the Environment Agency, will be visiting the University of Southampton as part of our Distinguished Lecture programme.

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Latest News

  • 2015/09/25

    Just 15 minutes of your time to help map the UK marine supply chain and support its growth

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  • 2015/09/24

    Europe’s underwater glider readied for 5 km ocean plunge

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  • 2015/09/17

    Royal opening for Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus

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Transforming the safety and design of ships

We are transforming the safety of ships, the goods they transport, and for crew and passengers too.

Developing ways to utilise ocean resources

We are developing ways to utilise the ocean to provide new forms of energy, mineral resources, food and even medicine.

Developing understanding of how the oceans influence

We research the oceans and how environment is influenced by climate and by man’s activities in the oceans.

Preserving culture and communities around coastlines

We focus on understanding and preserving cultural heritage, and homes and communities around coastlines.


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