Promoting environmental and human health

It has been shown that there is a connection between a healthy marine environment and healthy human societies. PML scientists are working at the interface between natural and social sciences in order to understand the consequences and benefits of the interactions between society and the marine environment in order to improve the outcomes and support sustainable and responsible ocean stewardship.
Mussels in an aquaculture environment

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector worldwide and is likely to play a large role in supporting future food security of the...

A shoal of fish underwater

Biodiversity

Healthy, productive and resilient marine ecosystems are essential to us as they provide economic, scientific, environmental, cultural and...

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Capacity building and Official Development Assistance (ODA)

PML is committed to capacity building by sharing knowledge, challenges and solutions to help train the next generation of marine scientists and...

Fishing boats in the harbour at Brixham

Food security

One of the greatest challenges facing our world is how to feed an ever-increasing global population in a context of climate change, economic...

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