Welcome to Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute

Established in 1998, the Institute is a leading research unit in marine, offshore and transport studies. 

To find out more about LOOM, explore the sections below. Within these sections you’ll learn more about Loom’s research output, the Institute’s research staff, as well LOOM’s research opportunities.


LOOM has many research interests

Design and operation of large maritime engineering systems such as offshore installations, ships and offshore wind farms.

Safety, security and sustainability assessment of port terminals and maritime logistics chains.

Simulation and optimisation of engineering processes and systems such as port terminals and transportation services.

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Our research

A global reputation for excellence

Research in Engineering was judged to be 92% ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ by Research Excellence Framework 2021, the national audit of university quality.

Research outputs were rated 96% world-leading or internationally excellent and research impacts were rated 100% world-leading or internationally excellent. Among those impact projects were the risk-based design and operation of large marine engineering systems, knowledge-based service and design for reliable and secure microelectronic products, innovation in abrasive machining technologies, and a decision-support system for transportation and logistics.

The REF is a system for assessing the quality and impact of research in UK universities and helps inform quality research funding that institutions receive. The 2021 REF results reflect LOOM’s international reputation for excellence in engineering research.