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Marine Technology Partnerships

Marine Technology Partnerships

We have a wide range of marine technology to facilitate experience with offshore and subsea equipment and research.


We have a variety of facilities that you may want to hire.

Within the School of Engineering:

  • Emerson Cavitation Tunnel
  • Hydrodynamics Laboratory
    • Newcastle Towing Tank
    • Wind, Wave, and Current Tank
    • Flow Cell
  • Jones Engineering Laboratories

Within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences:

Please e-mail for further information.

Spin-out companies

Since 1985, three spin-out companies have been formed to commercialise intellectual property (IP) arising from school research.

IntelliStab marine

Collaborative research in a project resulted in the spin-out company, IntelliStab Marine Ltd.

This was for the further development and marketing of an intelligent motion control device for fishing vessels. Work is ongoing.

The company won a prestigious North East Science and Technology Blueprint Business Award in 2005.

Seabait Ltd

Seabait Ltd breeds and grows premium quality marine worms for use in aquaculture feeds, sea angling, and scientific research.

They are strongly committed to the environmentally sensitive and sustainable production of polychaete worms and to the support of associated industries.

More information about the company is on the Seabait website.


Our academic staff are frequently involved in international projects and provide advice to government and industry.

We cover the following areas:

  • ship design and optimisation
  • marine technology, machinery systems, design, control, and operations
  • condition and performance monitoring
  • marine hydrodynamics
  • ballast water management
  • marine structures and analysis
  • yacht and superyacht
  • tropical and coastal management
  • marine engine performance
  • composite materials
  • shipbuilding and repair
  • marine environmental impact assessment