Policy paper

UK marine science strategy: 2010 to 2025

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

An agreed, strategic 15-year plan for the UK vision of 'clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas'.



This strategy sets the general direction for future marine science across the UK for the period 2010 to 2025 by:

  • identifying high level priority areas for marine science
  • tackling cross-cutting barriers, to help deliver the science

The strategy has been developed jointly by the UK government and the devolved administrations through the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee, in liaison with the UK marine science community and other stakeholders.