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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Coral Communities
Completed

Coral Communities: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean.‚Äč

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

Improving the resilience of communities and coral reefs to changes anticipated as a result of climate change is an issue of huge global...

NOSASSO
Completed

N-OSmolytes Across the Surface Southern Ocean: Environmental Drivers and Bioinformatics

Contact: Dr Ruth Airs

Marine organisms accumulate osmolytes in response to stress and release them when environmental conditions change due to viral attack, grazing or...

Using nexus thinking to empower community-based management of mangrove fisheries
Completed

Using nexus thinking to empower community-based management of mangrove fisheries

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

The livelihoods of inshore fishermen are threatened by the loss of fisheries productivity largely due to mangrove destruction in Malaysia. This...

South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

SWEEP is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area...

EASOS: Marine Pollution
Completed

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS): Marine pollution

Contact: Dr Rory Donnelly

The Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) is a platform designed to provide high value decision support to tackle country-specific environmental...

NABAMA
Completed

Novel Agricultural Bioactives from Microalgae

Contact: Dr Mike Allen

Since the 1950s the use of chemical fertilisers has grown exponentially to cope with the increased consumption of food. The use of chemical...

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas
Completed

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

The main objective of the study was to evaluate how marine protected areas (MPAs) provide benefits to the blue economy, and make the findings...

InSUre
Completed

Integrated Service for Surveillance of illegal Unlicensed & Unreported fishing (InSUre)

In the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) the main losses in fish stocks are linked to illegal fishing activity that has increased in recent years. Considerable...

CoastWEB
Completed

CoastWEB - Valuing the contribution which COASTal habitats make to human health and WEllBeing, with a focus on the alleviation of natural hazards

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

CoastWEB aims to holistically value the contribution which coastal habitats make to human health and wellbeing, with a focus on the alleviation of...

AMT4SentinelFRM
Completed

AMT4SentinelFRM

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The AMT4SentinelFRM project focuses on providing high quality reference measurements to validate Sentinel satellite data during the Atlantic...

FRM4SOC
Completed

FRM4SOC: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The FRM4SOC project focuses on providing high quality reference measurements to validate Sentinel satellite data using a range of different optical...

REOPTIMIZE
Completed

REmineralisation, OPTIcs and Marine partIcle siZE (REOPTIMIZE)

Contact: Dr Giorgio Dall'Olmo

In the REOPTIMIZE project,  the relationships between the size of marine particles and how they interact with light will be examined across...

Marine plastic pollution in the Arctic
Completed

Marine plastic pollution in the Arctic

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

Plastic waste is an emergent pollutant in the Arctic affecting marine and coastal ecosystems and associated ecosystem services that contribute to...

Ocean Regulation of Climate through Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports (ORCHESTRA)

Ocean Regulation of Climate through Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports (ORCHESTRA)

Contact: Dr Tim Smyth

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing humanity and life on Earth. Better predictions of future climate change are needed, so that...

New Plastics Economy
Completed

New Plastics Economy

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

Plastics and plastic packaging are fundamental to industry and everyday life. They deliver many benefits, yet have a number of significant...

STEMM-CCS
Completed

Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage (STEMM-CCS)

Contact: Jerry Blackford

STEMM-CCS is an ambitious multi-disciplinary project that will deliver new approaches, methodologies and tools for the safe operation of offshore...

TAPAS
Completed

Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS)

Contact: Stefan Simis

The Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS) project is working to create cost-efficient management tools and...

TOSCA - Towards Operational Size-class Assimilation
Completed

TOSCA - Towards Operational Size-class Assimilation

Contact: Dr Stefano Ciavatta

This project will evolve the capability of CMEMS to monitor and simulate biogeochemical indicators of the health of European shelf-seas, by...

PALM UK
Completed

Pilot Algal Lipid Manufacturing in the UK (PALM-UK)

The objective of this project is to generate robust process economics for a fully-fledged biorefinery that will not just break even but moreover...

ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together (ADVENT)
Completed

ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together (ADVENT)

Advent is a UK Energy Research Centre Grand Challenge project exploring future UK low carbon energy pathways and quantifying their differing...

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)
Completed

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)

Contact: Steve Groom

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is an EC service to provide up-to-date and well-controlled satellite observations and...

NOWMAPS 2
Completed

NOWMAPS 2

Contact: Jerry Blackford

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state...

ShellEye
Completed

ShellEye

Contact: Dr Peter Miller

The ShellEye project will use Earth observation data from satellites and environmental data, such as weather forecasts, to monitor and forecast...

EarthServer
Completed

EarthServer

Contact: Peter Walker

EarthServer explores solutions for the ‘big data’ problem, which has occurred in recent times because Earth Observation and climate...

Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture (ROSA)
Completed

Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture (ROSA)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

ROSA is an exploratory project aiming to develop and evaluate tools for use in the management of sustainable aquaculture.  The overarching...

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