Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas

  • Postal address

    The Rosa Lee Room (SCI/0.58), School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Organisation profile

Cefas and the University of East Anglia have worked together since Cefas first became an Affiliated Institute of UEA in 1965. This enduring and productive relationship is based on our shared interest in the marine environment, climate science, provision of policy advice and scientific excellence. In the 50th year of our Affiliation, we established the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS). Bringing together people and investment from Cefas and UEA, CCSUS provides an interdisciplinary hub for research, engagement, knowledge transfer and training.

The CCSUS vision is to combine innovative science and practical expertise to achieve sustainable use of the seas. UEA and Cefas are realising this vision by working together in partnership to generate and translate excellent multi-disciplinary research to provide practical solutions for marine systems and society. Specifically the strategic science objectives of CCSUS are to:

• Generate, synthesise and translate high quality research to support sustainable use of the seas, thus providing long-term environmental and societal benefits

• Catalyse new collaborations leading to innovative research on marine systems to address pressing marine policy challenges and to ensure salient high quality advice is readily accessible to policy makers and managers

• Promote engagement of scientists, advisers, industry, policy makers and society to identify future opportunities and priorities for better use and management of the seas

• Provide an inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional base that enhances learning and training experiences for future marine scientists and advisers from the UK and abroad

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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