A collaborative partnership of

Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans

LISCO combines the coastal, marine and maritime expertise of Liverpool John Moores University, the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Liverpool. Our work is focused on our six interlinked research themes. This website is hosted by the University of Liverpool on behalf of LISCO as a whole.

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Blue-Green Energy

Harnessing renewable energy from the sea – using tides, waves and offshore wind – can help avoid the need to use fossil fuels and thus mitigate global warming and climate change.

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Coastal Resilience

Rising sea-levels, potential changes to storm climates and increasing human development demands that our coastlines and coastal communities can both withstand, and rebound after, hazardous impacts.

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Oceans and Climate

Our coastlines and coastal seas are vitally important. Approximately 3 billion people live within 200 kilometres of a coastline, and that figure is expected to double by the year 20.

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Ports and Maritime Industry

Shipping and port operations generate numerous problems for the marine environment whilst marine pollution in all its forms presents a challenge.

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The Living Ocean

Coastal resources are vital for global food security. Some of the world’s most diverse, complex and productive ecosystems are in coastal areas.

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The Sea and Society

Achieving sustainable coasts and oceans must recognise the importance of understanding and enhancing human relationships with the sea.