The University of Southampton
Warning! Your browser is out-of-date and not compatible with this website. Please download a new secure and faster browser to view this website correctly.
Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Answers to key questions

Since our inception in 2012 SMMI’s experts have conducted many hundreds of projects. Below are some of the highlights that illustrate the breadth and depth of our work. If you would like to find out more about our projects please contact us here.

Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage

A vital technology for the battle against climate change our experts are working on methods to transform carbon dioxide into solid, inert and environmentally benign carbonate materials like chalk.

The Portus Project

The Portus Project

Portus (Fiumicino) was the maritime port of ancient Rome and, together with the neighbouring river port at Ostia, was the focus of a network of ports serving Imperial Rome between the mid-1st century AD and the 6th century AD. The project tells us about the past which helps us to think about the future.

Mission MoHole

Mission MoHole: A Journey into the Earth’s Mantle

The Geochemistry Group is playing a prominent role in a new Mohole drilling project in the deep ocean seabed. Prof. Damon Teagle is a lead proponent along with some of the world's foremost Earth Scientists who have submitted a proposal to drill, for the first time, a hole into oceanic crust that extends into the Earth's Mantle. The Earth's mantle makes up ~68% of the total mass of Earth, thus drilling and recovering in situ mantle material will give us new insights into some of the most fundamental processes that formed and continue to shape our planet.

Useful Downloads

Need the software?PDF Reader

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.