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Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas

The Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas was launched in July 2016 and is a collaboration between the University of East Anglia (UEA) and The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

The new centre aims to provide solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world’s seas and society, from climate change, to energy and food security.

The Centre brings together over 40 scientists from the UEA and Cefas to combine leading-edge marine science with practical expertise and the latest technological know-how to ensure that our seas and oceans are used sustainably for the benefit of people in the UK and world-wide.

The Centre will collaborate with policy makers, advisers and industry to support UK and international marine policy in a range of areas including, marine fisheries, energy and conservation.

Projects are expected to search for real-world solutions to big issues, such as responding to the impacts of marine climate change on wildlife and fisheries or of extreme events on coasts and coastal communities, managing the extraction of aggregates from the seabed while protecting marine habitats and understanding how ocean circulation changes the risks of oil spills.

For more information see the Cefas website.

 

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