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About Us

As demands on the world’s oceans increase, iOPUS carries out research to generate evidence and new solutions for balancing nature conservation and recovery with human uses of aquatic environments. 

Through iOPUS, we will:  

  • Develop, apply and share expertise in science and advice related to human activities, impacts, and nature conservation.
  • Provide evidence, advice, options and solutions on sustainable use and protection of the ocean.
  • Collaborate with partners to deliver on global international commitments, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

Our work spans a wide range of topics and draws on diverse expertise from field surveys and laboratory analyses, in the UK and internationally, through to evaluation and advice to national governments and regional bodies.

Read more about Our Expertise.

Wind farm, UK

Wind farm, UK