International Marine Science and Environmental Centre

International Marine Science and Environmental Centre

The International Marine Science & Environmental (IMSE) project is a Centre of Excellence & Innovation developed between industry and academic partners. It will develop and capture innovation in marine sciences; marine spatial planning; marine technology; and marine education and training, and ensure that the Firth of Clyde is recognised as an exemplar in marine sustainability.

The new International Marine Science and Environmental Centre (IMSE) will be based at Ardrossan, and will ensure that the Firth of Clyde is recognised as an exemplar in the Blue Economy and marine sustainability. IMSE will be an applied sciences centre and will bring together leading academics.

A key element of IMSE will be providing start-up companies within the maritime sector with access to opportunities, support from industry specialists, experts and mentors, in order to develop collaborations.

Partners in the project include North Ayrshire Council and, University of Stirling.

This project will be funded by £6.5 million from Scottish Government, and £4 million from North Ayrshire Council.

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