Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


Annex 2

CURRENT ORGANISATIONAL STATUS OF THE MARINE CENTRES

The Marine Research and Collaborative Centres contributing to Oceans 2025


Institution
Acronym
Type of Centre
Owning Body
Current Relationship with NERC since

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
(formerly Southampton Oceanography Centre)
NOC
(formerly SOC)
Collaborative Centre
Jointly owned between NERC and the University of Southampton
1994
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
PML
Collaborative Centre
PML (Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status)
2002
Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth
MBA
Grant in Aid funded Body
MBA (Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status)
1965 (modified 1987 and 2001)
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool
POL
Research Centre
NERC
1969
Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (Dunstaffnage, Scotland)
SAMS
Collaborative Centre
SAMS Group (Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status)
1967 (updated 1994 and 2002)
Sea Mammal Research Unit, St Andrews (Scotland)
SMRU
Collaborative Centre
University of St Andrews
1996
Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
SAHFOS
Grant in Aid funded body
SAHFOS (Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status)
1990





 
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