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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 distinct areas relating to the creative and digital industries; business and society; health and wellbeing; and maritime, technology and the environment.

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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!


Exploring digital network models for museums-university partnerships.
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Stand Together

A living exhibition developed with artist-in-residence, Kev Munday.
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Supporting Troubled Families

An academic evaluation of Hampshire County Council's STF project.
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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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Exploring seafarers' wellness in Chinese ports.
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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 portal

Visit Solent University's open access Research Portal to view our online collection of published research material. You can search materials by area, subject or output types. The Research Portal provides a valuable source of research material, and can also help you connect with researchers who have knowledge and skills you need. Solent staff can sign into the Research Portal to update their profiles and deposit research outputs.

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