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Our approach

Working with industry and stakeholders to unlock the potential of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland

We are the managers of the seabed and much of the coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland and our vision is to deliver the most sustainable and attractive marine economy in the world. To do this, we need to take a more co-ordinated and complete approach than ever before.

Using our unique position and ability to take a long-term view, we’re working alongside industry and stakeholders to bring together the best minds, data and technologies to build a holistic view of the whole of the seabed. This will enable the delivery of multiple priorities including net zero and nature recovery, as well as the enhanced co-ordination of future activities out to 2050. By doing this, we can help de-risk and accelerate the ambitions of industry in a way that supports diverse marine environments and other users of the sea.

Through sectors such as offshore wind and creating opportunities for new technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage and green hydrogen, we play a vital role in unlocking renewable energy for millions of homes and support the nation’s transition to a resilient, sustainable and decarbonised future.

Our ambition is to become the most attractive and sustainable marine economy in the world, and deliver a thriving marine environment. We will do this by:

  • Developing world-class leasing

    Unlock the potential of our seabed, sea and coastline, which underpin a wide range of jobs and industries

  • Building a robust data and evidence base

    Invest in research and create publicly available data to be a world-leading digital and insight resource

  • Working collaboratively

    Collaborate with partners, industries and seabed users to create environmental, social & financial value from the seabed

Rough gas storage on seabed