Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology

The school is a leading provider of education and research into marine science and technology. Continuing professional development and introductory courses in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are available. Extensive research facilities for investigations into ships and their equipment, a model towing tank, propeller cavitation tunnel, wind wave and current tank and engine laboratory. Examples of work include testing the performance of historic shop models and testing of historic propellers. The School has an extensive library on all marine topics, with a dedicated librarian.

Nick Cox Yacht Chandler

An 'old fashioned' chandlery offering helpful advice from knowledgeable staff to owners of boats and ships of all ages and sizes. Opening hours: Monday: 8am - 5:30pm Tuesday: 8am - 5:30pm Wednesday: 8am - 5:30pm Thursday: 8am - 5:30pm Friday: 8am - 5:30pm Saturday: 8am - 5:30pm Sunday: 8am - 5:30pm


Aquos is a specialist marine safety, rescue and training consultancy, with safety practitioners, professional rescuers and trainers from the emergency services, commercial diving and water and beach safety. Aquos provides safety rescue and stand-by cover for water, land and working at height related and confined spaces projects (incl. film and media support). Specialists include advanced powerboat/safety boat coxswains, commercial divers, IRIA rescue swimmers and IRATA rope access technicians. Teams have EMT/advanced first aid capability. Aquos trainers design and deliver training in fire,