Projects

At any one time, PML is undertaking around 100 research projects, from large, multi-partner research collaborations, to desk studies.  Below is a selection of our projects.


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MOSAiC SYM-PEL

Quantifying the contribution of sympagic versus pelagic diatoms to Arctic food webs and biogeochemical fluxes (MOSAiC SYM-PEL)

Contact: Dr Angus Atkinson

At the base of the Arctic food web, there are three major primary producers: small flagellates, diatoms living in open water (pelagic) and diatoms...

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power

Contact: Dr Matthew Cole

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power is a one-year feasibility study funded by Waitrose Plan Plastic to develop an ecological solution...

ALICE

Artificial Light in Coastal Ecosystems (ALICE)

Contact: Dr Tim Smyth

Artificial light at night (ALAN) can now be detected above 22% of the world’s coasts, and will dramatically increase as coastal human...

PODCAST

Pathways Of Dispersal for Cholera And Solution Tools (PODCAST)

Contact: Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization.Focusing on the northern Indian Ocean, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from India, Japan and...

ACRUISE

Atmospheric Composition and Radiative forcing changes due to UN International Ship Emissions regulations (ACRUISE)

Contact: Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Ship emissions are significant sources of polluting aerosols in coastal regions, causing hundreds of thousands of premature deaths per year...

North East Atlantic hub of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network

North East Atlantic hub of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network

Contact: Dr Helen Findlay

The North East Atlantic Ocean Acidification Hub is being established to serve European countries that are conducting monitoring, and other OA...

AMT4OceanSatFlux

Atlantic Meridional Transect Ocean Flux from Satellite Campaign (AMT4OceanSatFlux)

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The AMT4OceanSatFlux project will measure the flux of carbon dioxide (CO2) between the atmosphere and the ocean utilising a state-of-the-art eddy...

PORTWIMS

Portugal Twinning for Innovation and Excellence in Marine Science and Earth Observation (PORTWIMS)

Contact: Steve Groom

Through innovation, collaboration and capacity building, PORTWIMS aims to enhance the science, technology and profile of marine science at the...

CACOON

Changing Arctic Carbon cycle in the cOastal Ocean Near-shore (CACOON)

Contact: Dr Ricardo Torres

The Arctic Ocean is a rapidly changing environment, with rising temperatures leading to an ongoing decline in sea ice and shifting conditions for...

Microbial Carbon Pump

Microbial carbon pump in a changing ocean: building models for the future

Contact: Dr Luca Polimene

This project will conduct laboratory experiments to provide the physiological information and understanding needed to develop the first ever model...

EO4SD
Completed

Earth observation for sustainable development (EO4SD) - marine resources

Contact: Steve Groom

The world’s oceans generate goods and services with an estimated value of over $49.7 trillion per annum, equivalent to the world’s...

War on tiny giants

War on tiny giants - do viruses impact Pelagibacterales genotype dynamics in the Western English Channel

Contact: Dr Susan Kimmance

The oceans, and in particular coastal regions, are responsible for about half of all global photosynthesis as marine bacteria and algae capture...

Sea State CCI

Sea State CCI

Contact: Dr Graham Quartly

Sea State CCI is part of the European Space Agency's programme to deliver long-term homogeneous datasets covering many of the recognised...

Bacterial DMS

Is bacterial DMS consumption dependent on methylamines in marine waters?

Contact: Dr Joanna L Dixon

Dimethylsulfide (DMS) is a key ingredient in the cocktail of gases that makes up the 'smell of the sea'. Around 300 million tons of DMS are...

Touchy Feely GM algae
Completed

Touchy Feely GM algae

Contact: Professor Mike Allen

The genetic manipulation of marine microalgae has revolutionised the bespoke production of membrane associated products such as triacyl glycerides ...

CAMPUS

Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf seas

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

CAMPUS is a three-year project (2018–2021), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, combining state-of-the-art computer modelling...

PETRA

Pathways and emissions of climate-relevant trace gases the a changing Arctic Ocean (PETRA)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

The Arctic Ocean is a rapidly changing environment, with rising temperatures leading to an ongoing decline in sea ice and shifting conditions for...

OPTIMA

Optical data modelling and assimilation (OPTIMA)

Contact: Dr Stefano Ciavatta

OPTIMA will advance the capacity of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) to accurately assess the state of the marine...

ChAOS

The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) - how changing sea ice conditions impact biological communities, biogeochemical processes and ecosystems

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The ChAOS project will focus on how climate change and diminishing sea ice affects impact biological communities, biogeochemical processes and...

MONOCLE

Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries (MONOCLE)

Contact: Stefan Simis

Funded by EU H2020, MONOCLE brings together 12 partners from across Europe to create sustainable in situ observation solutions...

MyCOAST

MyCOAST

Contact: Dr Ricardo Torres

MyCOAST will develop risk management tools and a Coordination Atlantic Coastal Operational Observatory to improve coastal monitoring and...

PRIMROSE: Predicting Risk and Impact of Harmful Events on the Aquaculture Sector

PRIMROSE: Predicting Risk and Impact of Harmful Events on the Aquaculture Sector

Contact: Dr Peter Miller

The aquaculture sector of Europe’s Atlantic Arc is negatively impacted by the effects of harmful blooms and microbial pathogens. The PRIMROSE...

SOLSTICE-WIO

SOLSTICE-WIO: Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the Western Indian Ocean

Contact: Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou

SOLSTICE – WIO is a four year collaborative GCRF project that aims to strengthen capacity in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region to address...

GCRF Blue Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

GCRF Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia, funded by UK...

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