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We provide independent, timely and authoritative scientific advice to UK, European and international decision makers


Our projects review the scientific evidence on major policy issues.

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Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses.

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Future ocean resources

This project considers the drivers, potential, and wider consequences of utilising the mineral and genetic wealth of the oceans.

Our policy work

Agriculture and food
Diversity in science
Economy and development
Education and skills
Energy, environment and climate
Ethics and conduct
Funding, governance and careers
Health and wellbeing
Industry and innovation
New and emerging technology
Open science and data
Security and risk

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