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The Marine Knowledge Exchange Network (M-KEN) is an established and rapidly growing network of cross-sector marine stakeholders with mutually beneficial aims:

  • To increase capacity in stakeholder relevant marine and coastal research
  • To ensure marine and coastal research is delivering collaborative impact and application
  • To help realise the social, economic and environmental potential of our seas and oceans


How to get involved?

Our network comprises over 1100 stakeholders all with a vested interest in the marine environment.  We run and facilitate networking events, and targeted workshops throughout the year.  Members of the network are added to our mailing list and are the first to receive notifications of upcoming events along with our regular newsletter.  Membership and almost all events are free.  Whether your interest is business related, policy related or research related we are keen to hear from you.  Follow the link on the right to join our vibrant and growing network today reach out to potential partners in marine innovation. 



Featured Articles

  • Cefas Eutrophication Monitoring for Marine

    Thu, 26 Nov 2020

    At Cefas, our marine monitoring programmes were developed in response to concerns associated with human pressures, such as fisheries, contaminants and eutrophication. They monitor the impacts of these pressures and continue to evolve to cover wider aspects of the ecosystem. To monitor the oceans, we use a combination of traditional and new technologies, which can be used manually or in automated semi-autonomous modes.

  • Development of a novel ageing method for European lobsters

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020

    Dr Martin Taylor has been awarded funding by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund to test the utility of epigenetic markers for determining chronological age in the European lobster.

    Sam West
  • The effects of wading birds on the erosion, properties and ecosystem services of estuarine intertidal muddy sediments

    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

    My name is James, and I am studying part time for a PhD in the School of Environmental Sciences at the UEA. My research topic is "Biosedimentological Cascades: the effects of wading birds on the erosion, properties and ecosystem services of estuarine intertidal muddy sediment

  • Marine Conservation: Sink or Swim?

    Fri, 27 Oct 2017

    How to actually protect marine protected areas (MPAs) was the subject of the conference organised by the North Sea marine Cluster on 21st April. The conference was held in the splendid setting of the Grade 1 listed Assembly House in Norwich.

    Rodney Anderson