MAREMAP is a new NERC initiative led by the British Geological Survey, the National Oceanography Centre and the Scottish Association for Marine Science to improve our understanding of the seabed environment around the UK.
This programme will bring together the expertise and resources of NERC to deliver a national research programme. The aim of the initiative is to develop detailed seabed and geological information necessary to underpin the future development of our marine resources effectively and efficiently. Additional partners include the University of Southampton and the Channel Coastal Observatory. Seven themes are proposed, with a focus on UK waters: