Expertise areas Wageningen Marine Research Wageningen Marine Research translates essential ecological knowledge into applied and strategic scientific research within a number of areas of expertise. Wageningen Marine Research has the knowledge and quality to collaborate with business and government on genuinely sustainable use of the rich marine environment. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Aquaculture and fisheries Due to the global increase in the demand for food, fish and shellfish farming have been heavily on the rise and sustainable fishing is needed to secure the world’s food supply. Wageningen Marine Research has the necessary knowledge and investigates the potential for the aquaculture and fisheries sectors to develop sustainable and profitable businesses. Delta technology Deltas are characterised by their multifunctional use of space: agriculture, fishing, industrial areas, housing and recreation. Wageningen Marine Research investigates the effects of these activities on the estuarine and marine ecosystem in delta areas. Sustainability is key. Marine ecology Since the seventies, Wageningen Marine Research has been collecting data in the Wadden Sea, Delta, North Sea and Antarctica and, since recently, the Caribbean. These long-term data series on fish species, shrimp, benthos, marshes, mussel beds, birds and even coral reefs are one of the prize possessions of Wageningen Marine Research. All this data gives us unique insight into the biodiversity and dynamics of ecosystems. Maritime technology Wageningen Marine Research has the knowledge to advise companies within shipping, oil and gas extraction, dredging, wind energy and deep sea mining. Wageningen Marine Research helps them to incorporate sustainability at sea into their business decisions, so they can minimize the negative and maximize the positive impact on ecosystems. Marine policy The (inter)national marine policy is aimed at the sustainable use of oceans and coastal areas. Wageningen Marine Research offers both national as well as international governmental institutions and commercial business insight into the consequences of the current ocean policy on, for example, ecosystems and biodiversity.