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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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

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

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)

ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together (ADVENT)

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

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

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...

Pools of Carbon in the Ocean project (POCO)
Completed

Pools of Carbon in the Ocean project (POCO)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

The Pools of Carbon in the Ocean project (POCO) will explore satellite algorithms to quantify the particulate, and possibly dissolved, pools of...

ReCICLE: Resolving Climate Impacts on shelf and CoastaL sea Ecosystems
Completed

Resolving Climate Impacts on shelf and CoastaL sea Ecosystems (ReCICLE)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

Shelf and coastal seas provide vital services for society, notably food, from fish, and climate regulation, through their role in drawing down and...

Biological cycling of N-osmolytes in the surface ocean (N-osmolytes)
Completed

Biological cycling of N-osmolytes in the surface ocean (N-osmolytes)

Contact: Dr Ruth Airs

In the ocean, nitrogen-containing compounds are thought to be an important part of the soup of compounds that affect cloud formation, and therefore...

ESA-SOLAS - OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases
Completed

ESA-SOLAS - OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases

Contact: Professor Philip Nightingale

Transport of gases between the ocean and the atmosphere, known as ‘air-sea gas exchange’, have profound implications for our...

National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) - Carbon Cycles
Completed

National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) - Carbon Cycles

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The goal of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) project is to understand physical and biological processes involving the carbon cycle,...

Bioavailability and biological effects of microscopic plastic debris in the ocean
Completed

Bioavailability and biological effects of microscopic plastic debris in the ocean

Contact: Dr Pennie Lindeque

Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic are discarded as waste, and marine plastic litter is emerging as both a threat to the oceans and a...

Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP)
Completed

Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP)

Contact: Dr Paul Somerfield

The Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP) will address key knowledge gaps in marine ecosystem research. By bringing together existing data...

Marine Primary Production: Model Parameters from Space
Completed

Marine Primary Production: Model Parameters

Contact: Professor Trevor Platt FRS

The aim of this project is to improve our ability to estimate the growth of ocean phytoplankton using data collected by instruments carried on...

Ecosystem service mapping in the Severn estuary and inner Bristol Channel
Completed

Ecosystem service mapping in the Severn Estuary and inner Bristol Channel

Contact: Dr Tara Hooper

The Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel provide a diverse range of benefits that underpin our economy and wellbeing, from fisheries to ports and...

Measurement, Monitoring and Verification of CO2 storage
Completed

Measurement, Monitoring and Verification of CO2 storage

Contact: Jerry Blackford

This project was a collaboration between several institutes which worked to develop a marine monitoring system for underwater CCS sites.Although...

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