Marine Oceanography in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Marine Oceanography

Bite Back

Campaign which aims to reduce consumer demand for vulnerable fish species. Contains news, commentary on the issues and details of how to get involved. Bite_Back

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

An association of divers, medics, and others, dedicated to the rescue and well being of marine animals in distress around the UK. Describes their programme, facilities and network, and how to get involved.

British Marine Life Pictures

Contains over 600 photographs of British marine life; includes some unidentified photographs with which the author requires help.

CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

Provides research, advisory, consultancy, and monitoring services to safeguard the marine and freshwater environment; provides a guide to their services and programmes, with contacts. CefasGovUK


Consultancy and research organisation featuring environmental services such as survey and mapping, GIS, databases, spatial analysis, environmental assessment, training and education.

Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies

Multi-disciplinary research and consultancy organisation includes staff, equipment, and studies focused on coastal science and management.

JNCC (Joint Nature Conservancy Committee) - Marine

The statutory adviser to UK Government and devolved administrations provides an extensive resource about marine habitats around the UK, biodiversity monitoring projects, and relevant legislation.

Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles

An online identification guide to marine bivalves from waters around the British Isles, with a bibliography and links.

Marine Management Organisation

Executive non-departmental public body which promotes the government's vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas. the_mmo

Marine Reserves Campaign

Aims to ensure that the Marine and Coastal Access Bill places a duty on government to establish a network of highly protected Marine Reserves. Includes news, campaign materials, resources, and contacts.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Independent non-profit organisation promoting responsible and sustainable fishing practices. Includes their certification and accreditation scheme for the industry, and a section of consumer information and guidance.


Charity carrying out scientific research and educational work on whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine animals in the oceans. MARINElife_UK

National Facility for Scientific Diving (NFSD)

Provides divers, equipment, training and scientific/technical support for interdisciplinary research in the underwater environment; describes their facilities and services, with a guide to projects and contacts.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Independent and impartial collaborative centre of the Natural Environment Research Council showcases strategic research programs, innovations and international projects.

Save Scottish Seas

Campaigning for a Scottish Marine Bill to protect marine species and habitats in nationally important marine areas. Includes background materials and resources.

Sea Mammal Research Unit

Information about the unit, its current research, instrumentation and data.

The Seahorse Trust

A charitable organisation for research into seahorses worldwide, and their conservation. Seahorse facts, news, and divers page.


A project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in the marine environment, that aims to map the types of sea bed in the near-shore zone around Britain and Ireland; with background materials and how to get involved.

Shark Conservation Society

Details this organisation's shark conservation efforts, achievements scientific papers and includes newsletters.

Shark Trust

UK charity working for shark conservation worldwide; provides details of projects and campaigns, educational resources and programmes, contacts, and how to get involved. SharkTrustUK

SRSL - SAMS Research Services Ltd

Provides independent marine environmental survey and consultancy services, underpinned by the research activities of the Scottish Marine Institute in Oban; with details of their services and capabilities in the fields of renewable energy, mining, and biofuels.

Surfers Against Sewage

Campaigns for clean and safe recreational waters around the UK. Includes information on membership, campaign materials, how to get involved, and fundraising.

Time Times

Provides free tide timetables for hundreds of UK locations.

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