The excellence of PML’s pioneering marine research was highlighted last week at an event at the House of Lords, in a speech by the Rt. Hon. George Eustice MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Farming, Food & Marine Environment) for Defra.
The event, which had the theme of ‘The Business of the Marine Environment’, exhibited the relevance and applicability of PML science and was well attended by Members of Parliament, representatives from the Korean Embassy and key figures in business and industry, as well as international media.
In addition to PML’s international profile, the Minister drew attention to PML’s key UK based collaborations, including the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP), led by PML, which aims to address key knowledge gaps in marine ecosystem research.
PML’s Chief Executive Prof Stephen de Mora was delighted with the event "the reception gave us an opportunity to renew old partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and forge new collaborations across a wide range of PML’s research topics. This was the perfect occasion to showcase those science areas which are of particular relevance to industries and businesses involved in a practical way with the marine environment".