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Projects and awards

Explore current and recent research and innovation at Solent University.

Solent has a strong record of collaborative and applied approaches to research. We work to create opportunities for knowledge exchange and to solve real-world problems. Here, you can find out more about funded research and innovation currently taking place across the University, as well as links to previous projects and related information on research at Solent.

Research activity at Solent focuses across four research themes: Environment and Engineering; Human Function and Health; Media, Culture and the Arts; and Social Research and Policy.

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Funded projects and awards

Click the links below for further information about our current funded projects and awards.

Completed projects

Use the links below to explore a selection of completed research and innovation projects from across the University, or visit our Research Portal to find out about all activity, past and present!

Project Sea Traffic Management

Connecting the maritime world in real time to create a more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector.
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The Effective Crew Project

Examining the perceived benefits of stable or fluid crewing strategies on Merchant Navy vessels.
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A collaborative research and development project between Solent University and Rolls-Royce to support the unmanned and partially autonomous operation of marine vessels. The project ran from Autumn 2016 to Spring 2018 and focused on applying immersive technologies to enable the engineering crew to perform typical duties required fro continuous vessel operation at a remote location, rather than in-situ.


Machine executable collision regulations for marine autonomous systems.
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Investigating the effects of seafarer fatigue on crews.
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The GEM Project

Examining seafarers' welfare in relation to gender, empowerment and multicultural crews.
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Research repository

All Solent University's research and knowledge exchange activities and outputs are recorded in our research information management system, Pure.