Marine Science & Technology Group

This market area is the focus for the oceanographic and marine environment interests of members of the Society of Maritime Industries. Companies, universities and organisations in the marine science sector, which include manufacturers, researchers, survey companies and system suppliers, benefit from the connections and activities provided through membership. 

Activities include:

  • Information on issues of significance in marine science and technology provided in regular briefings
  • Opportunities to network with other members across the whole of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) for commercial benefit
  • A partnership arrangement with Ocean Business through which members can enjoy major benefits 
  • As official supporters of Oceanology International, members obtain a higher profile at the event and the use of a lounge for client meetings on the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) stand
  • Attendance opportunities at meetings of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

The Marine Science & Technology Group (MSTG) Council sets the policy and guides the activities for this market area, utilising the extensive expertise of its members.  A list of council members can be found here. 


Annual Review of UK Marine Scientific Industries Survey

Each year we undertake a business trends survey of the marine science and technology sector in the UK which is the only survey of its kind. The survey has proved invaluable in helping to inform government and other key stakeholders about the significance of marine science and technology in the UK.

  • The 2019 survey can be viewed here.
  • The 2018 survey can be viewed here.
  • The 2017 survey can be viewed here.


SMI Marine Science & Technology Business Person of the Year

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) Donald Maxwell Award Fund supports this award.  The MSTG Council considers nominations for this award each year which recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the business of the marine science and technology sector in the UK. 


Ocean Business Exhibition

OceanBOcean Business is an international ocean technology exhibition and training forum. The 2019 edition celebrated more than 330 international exhibitors with over 180 hours of training and demonstration workshops. For information on the 2021 show visit  




Mr Tom Chant - Secretary to the MSTG Council
t: 0207 628 2555



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