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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton


The University of Southampton is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities worldwide, with an impressive track record as a partner to business and the public sector for problem solving and as a source of invention and innovation.

Southampton was recognised in the top three worldwide for the quality of our spin out companies. An independent report by the Library House drew favourable comparisons between the Universities of Southampton, Stanford in the United States and Cambridge.

Twelve successful companies have been spun out from Southampton since 2000, four of which have floated on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with a combined market capitalisation value of approximately £180 million.

We are currently engaged with businesses in a huge range of collaborative research and consultancy. These contracts have been worth £35 million in the past year, and have been built on substantial, long-term relationships in many cases.

In Ocean and Earth Science all of our research groups are actively involved in industry partnerships and applied research. External organisations who work with our scientists have access to:

Projects our scientists could support range from the planning, design and execution of full ocean surveys through to providing expert scientific or technological advice during a few days consultancy.

Expert services

With our specialist knowledge and cutting-edge facilities, there are many ways in which we can assist your project or business.

Research facilities

Many of our facilities are available for use by other research groups within the University, other academic centres and also external commercial sectors.

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