The North Devon Marine Project is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that exists to ignite a passion for the ocean.
Based from within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve we are connecting people with the ocean, exploring nature and energy, marine science and engineering.
"The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears or the sea"
It is in everyone’s interest to protect the natural environment and ensure that growth is sustainable, in other words, making sure that meeting the needs of the present does not compromise the needs of future generations.
We simply will not survive as a species on planet earth unless we learn to live in balance with nature. Using technology to enhance conservation we consider the impact of everyday life. By sharing the insight and collaborating on solutions we can collectively build a foundation for a cleaner, healthier planet.
Your continued support will enable us to meet our ambition for a connected, healthy ocean. Your generous donations help fund our missions.
With rapid changes in technology requires a change in the method, integrated clean technologies mean we can work better with nature learning new skills, optimising ways of operating better with our available natural resources.
We fully capture all the data required to complete any task, renewable power that supports the science, the boat, her equipment and crew. Historical data monitoring, advanced forecasting and operational details to view develops a new era of seamanship.
One of the most interesting areas developing in clean energy storage is in Hydrogen. This has the potential to provide an alternative to large battery banks and diesel/petrol generators. It's early days for the technology, but it's not new technology.
Our ROV With has a max depth: of 200M (656 FT) provides imagery to record and research on hulls and mooring systems, seagrass restoration and conservation zones.
A data fetch of floating debris and microplastics, offshore, coastal and in estuaries. Data that can help find solutions to stop the relentless impact of plastic pollution.
Using this grab sampler, we can take samples taken from the bottom of the sea, providing vital insight into high polluting areas and the wider implications.
We undertake unique expeditions, inshore, coastal and offshore, conducting marine exploration with a strict leave no trace policy. This provides insight to areas of the environment that are difficult to reach. If your research is in the waters of the Bristol / English Channel and/or Celtic Sea we may be able to assist. For observations from our own expeditions, please subscribe below.
Our future, and the future of a cleaner ocean is being created by a network of contributors to research and develop marine conservation initiatives and net zero maritime. We set out to find out how to operate entirely without trace at sea, our calling is now to show the next generation how, and why using the tools and mehods we've developed over the years to investigate, explore and help solve our most pressing issues.
Our journey would not have been possible without the continued support from friends, volunteers and sponsors. We are entering a new phase as we create a training platform to develop a marine school and experience centre that leads by example. Over the coming months we'll be preparing vessels for the 2024 season with workshops, courses and experiences. If you would like to be part of the campaign that Inspires the next generation of ocean advocates please reach out.