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The Climate Change Cluster (C3) produces new insights into problems facing marine ecosystems by working at the intersection of the physical and life sciences.

  • Our research areas

  • Algae biotechnology 

    Working with industry to develop algae and their derivates into innovative green and clean technologies

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  • Future reefs 

    Studying how environmental conditions influence reef-forming corals and how to better preserve and re-build healthy reefs

    Dr Emma Camp diving on a reef conducting her research
  • Ocean microbiology 

    Understanding how ocean microorganisms are influenced by, and influence, oceanographic processes and marine ecosystems

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  • Productive coasts 

    Exploring how photosynthetic organisms respond to natural and human changes in their environment

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    Find out more about C3 research programs across algae, coral reefs and marine microbiology.

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Partner with us

C3 partners with businesses, government and not-for-profits to deliver practical technology solutions across carbon capture and storage, conservation, water quality and the circular bio-economy.

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Study with us

Student opportunities with an internationally-recognised marine research institute, working across a diverse range of aquatic ecosystems.

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Addressing 21st century challenges

C3 works to provide solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our age. We're aligned with UN sustainable development goals and supporting the World Climate Statement, UN COP26 goals and UN Decade of the Ocean.