Chairman – Gregory Darling, Gardline Group Chairman
Prof. Peter Liss, Phil Durran, Dr Doug Stewart, Rodney Anderson,
Jim Hind, Dr Vittoria Danino, Michael Simmonds,
Liam McAleese, Alastair Grant, David Dukes
The North Sea Marine Cluster is a not-for-profit organisation self-funded by its members and founded on the principle that combining the expertise from the academic, private and public sector is an effective mechanism to share experience and expertise on the protection and sustainable growth of the marine environment.
The focus will be on activities within the North Sea, but application of the collective expertise and skills within the Cluster will also have an EU and international dimension.
The NSMC brings together the strengths and experience of its partner organisations: the University of East Anglia, Norfolk County Council in Norwich and the Gardline Group in Great Yarmouth. It combines academic excellence with real marine experience acquired in the North Sea and worldwide. Capabilities are enhanced by the many other organisations that work with the Clusters partners with expertise in renewables – in particular wind farms, offshore oil and gas, environmental monitoring, planning, surveillance, fabrication and construction.
The North Sea Marine Cluster (NSMC) constitutes a cross-sectoral group focused on supporting regional growth and catalysing a higher profile for marine services and technologies in the region. Current members include Gardline, the Nortfolk County Council, and the University of East Anglia and the cluster will build regional membership among complementary enterprises and organisations that share the aims and objectives of the NSMC.
To strengthen the competitiveness of the regional marine economy by creating and securing business, development and research opportunities which will bring economic, environmental and scientific benefits and to raise the profile of the Region.
Maintain an open and effective network that brings together the capabilities and strengthens the capacity of the Cluster, facilitating communication among members and providing further scope for co-operation, both within the Cluster and with other relevant players. To operate a watching brief on relevant marine issues, to enable members of the Cluster to influence and prepare for change. To champion the capabilities within the Cluster with a view to creating and securing business, development and research opportunities which will bring Regional economic and scientific benefits and, in doing so, raise the profile of the Region in these areas. To act as a consultation forum and to contribute to regional decision making. To create and secure business, development and research opportunities that will bring economic, environmental and scientific benefits and raise the profile of the region.
North Sea Marine Cluster
Endeavour House, Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NG, UK.