Our vision is for a healthy and sustainable ocean
Plymouth Marine Laboratory conducts multidisciplinary research at the cutting edge of marine science to understand the complex marine environment and help solve the challenges it faces.Who we areOur mission and values
The work that I do helps to ensure the continued accuracy of ocean colour data that underpin the new generation of ESA ocean observing satellites, that will be the principal European marine Earth Observation platform for the next 20 years. These satellite data in synergy with high, quality in-situ data provide the means to address environmental issues and challenges and to support policies to protect marine ecosystems.Dr Gavin H Tilstone
Increasing pressure due to anthropogenic drivers is leading to a reduction of global biodiversity and its associated benefits at the planetary scale. In open ocean (seafloor depth greater than 200 ...
Addressing global challenges
Climate change, ocean acidification, pollution and over-exploitation of natural resources – the ocean is facing greater challenges than ever. At PML we work at global, regional and local levels, alongside partners across the world, to deliver the science needed for a sustainable ocean future.View our partnerships
Understanding a changing planet
Human influence has had detrimental effects on the atmosphere, ocean and land, including the warming and acidification of the marine environment. PML is renowned for its unique expertise in monitoring the effects of these changes, integrating traditional research with advanced digital science techniques and technologies.