School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Blyth Marine Station

Blyth Marine Station

Our Blyth Marine Station based at the Port of Blyth enables us to support the the operation of our Research Vessel, The Princess Royal.

We use this facility to enhance the learning experience of our Undergraduates and Postgraduates. We also use it for education and local engagement with local schools and colleges.

It supports the research carried out by our PhD students, staff and commercial clients.

The facility has:

  • an operational office
  • workshops for support and maintenance of the vessel and its equipment
  • a recirculating seawater aquarium
  • facilities for staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students to use when preparing for trips on the vessel
  • facilities for engineering-related outreach activities for school children

Download our Blyth marine station brochure (PDF: 713 KB)

Blyth Marine Station

Contact us

All enquiries are welcomed and should be made to:

Dr Ben Wigham
Research Vessel Manager
Newcastle University
Dove Marine Laboratory
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Cullercoats
North Shields
NE30 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3054 or +44 (0)191 208 7831
Fax: +44 (0)191 252 1054
Email: ben.wigham@ncl.ac.uk

Mr Neil Armstrong
Master of Research Vessel Princess Royal
Newcastle University
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Blyth Marine Station
Quay Road
Blyth
NE24 3PA

Telephone: +44 (0)1670353793
Email: neil.armstrong@ncl.ac.uk

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