Trade and transport
Our work encompasses technological aspects, working towards safe shipping and ship designs, legal instruments governing shipping management, logistics and supply chain management and the underlying impact of maritime trade driven economics on the nation states´ welfare.
Society and government
Our expertise in this domain includes the issues relating to governance and planning in coastal regions owing to climate change patterns, the technological innovations to ensure the safety of people, tourism and leisure activities, to the historical evolution of societies in port cities
Climate and environment
Our expertise covers the basic sciences explaining the behaviour of the environment and the search for resources from it, and developing the newest technologies for managing and extracting the resources, to the legal instruments defining the use of the maritime and ocean space.
Energy and resources
Our interests range from understanding of the basic sciences influencing the search for energy and seabed resources, the technology for managing and extracting them and the legal instruments for exploiting such resources.
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With 300 academics working together with society, industry and government, the SMMI is the largest single entity of its kind in the world, integrating different disciplines across the University.
Research collaborations can take many forms, from the creation of short-term projects to solve specific problems to longer-term investigations of fundamental strategic significance.
Accessing our wide range of state-of-the-art equipment can save businesses time and money by utilising the unique capabilities and skills in place at our facilities.
KTPs are government funded instruments designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills.
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