Research in the CMR's three broad Research Themes is undertaken by numerous individual researchers, students and research groups that generally contributes to decision support to coastal and marine managers. These Research Tthemes are not rigid compartments and some projects may span more than one Theme. The focus of the CMR resides within the University's Ocean and Coastal Sciences Theme, and contributes to the developing Ocean Sciences Strategy.


Global Change

Living Resources and Marine Food Security

Biodiversity, Conservation and Management


Projects are on monitoring and understanding natural and anthropogenic change and how this impacts coastal/marine systems and human communities dependent on them... [Read more]


Projects are focused on studying and developing coastal and marine living resources which are, or can be, utilised as food sources, with the emphasis on sustainability... [Read more]


Projects broadly relate to understanding, protecting and managing coastal and marine ecosystems, both for conservation and for sustainable human use... [Read more]