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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AtlantECO

Atlantic Ecosystem Assessment, Forecasting and Sustainability (AtlantECO)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

AtlantECO is working to understand the human impacts on the marine ecosystems and processes in the Atlantic. The main focus of the project is to...

Expression of new nuclease for gene editing in Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Completed

Expression of new nuclease for gene editing in Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Contact: Dr Felix Ciceron

Microalgae represent a promising bioresource for the production of a variety of high-value metabolites, including polyunsaturated fatty acids such...

BICEP

Biological Pump and Carbon Exchange Processes (BICEP)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

The ocean carbon cycle is a vital part of the global carbon cycle. It has been estimated that around a quarter of anthropogenically-produced...

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...

CERTO

Copernicus Evolution: Research for harmonised and Transitional water Observation (CERTO)

Contact: Steve Groom

CERTO will provide solutions to harmonise water quality products across a continuum of oceans, seas, coasts, estuaries, lagoons, rivers and lakes...

DARE

Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK

Contact: Dr Yuri Artioli

DARE-UK is developing systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to improve the accuracy of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory...

COMFORT

COMFORT. Our common future ocean in the Earth system -  quantifying coupled cycles of carbon, oxygen, and nutrients for determining and achieving safe operating spaces with respect to tipping points

Contact: Dr Yuri Artioli

COMFORT will identify tipping point in future marine ecosystems induced by climate change and the associated multiple stressors. The impact of...

ACTOM

Act on Offshore Monitoring (ACTOM)

Contact: Jerry Blackford

ACTOM will develop the capability for cost-effective monitoring of offshore carbon storage projects as part of Carbon Capture Utilisation and...

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power
Completed

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...

The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation

The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation

Contact: Dr James Clark

The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation? project is calculating the economic costs of the...

Optimization of recombinant antiviral antibody production in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Optimization of recombinant antiviral antibody production in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Contact: Dr Felix Ciceron

Microalgae represent a promising resource for the production of various high-value products, such as lipids, polysaccharides and recombinant...

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...

SANH

South Asian Nitrogen Hub

Contact: Dr Yuri Artioli

The South Asian Nitrogen Hub is a pioneering UK-South Asia research partnership to enable South Asia to adopt and champion a strategic approach to...

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 was established to serve European countries that are conducting monitoring, and other OA activities...

AMT4OceanSatFlux
Completed

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...

War on tiny giants
Completed

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...

EO4SD

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...

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 ...

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