The seas both influence and are influenced by a variety
of human activities. There are many competing demands, so the
effective and sustainable management of our seas becomes highly
Having a better understanding of natural phenomena and
understanding the inter-connectedness of ecosystems will enable better
Leading marine and aquatic science
For over a century we have been playing a central role in the
UK's management of the marine and freshwater environment - by
providing applied science and evidence, and by helping to shape and
deliver policy. Ours is a unique leadership capability because we
offer, arguably, the widest breadth in this field. Our links and
influence stretch from the EU to industry; and our applied science
goes beyond theories to real, practical outcomes.
We collaborate with cross-government, multi-agency bodies that
pool scientific resources and knowledge. Such collaborations inform
major decisions, for example decisions about energy provision,
emergency response or aquaculture.
In addition, we have pursued commercial opportunities for novel
products or services. Our wholly owned subsidiary, Cefas Technology
Limited, delivers applied technology and services to
specific market sectors.
For more information about our range of services, please contact us.