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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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...

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...

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

Bioavailability and biological effects of microscopic plastic debris in the ocean

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...

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...

Microbial degradation of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in the sunlit ocean
Completed

Microbial degradation of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in the sunlit ocean

Contact: Dr Joanna L Dixon

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is an organic sulphur compound found everywhere in our oceans, and is produced by a number of natural biological and...

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)
Completed

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)

Contact: Dr Andrey Kurekin

With global population expansion, the demand for high-quality protein is rising dramatically, and fish farming is gaining importance to ensure food...

Carbon/Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes of the Shelf System (CANDYFLOSS)
Completed

Carbon/Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes of the Shelf System (CANDYFLOSS)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

The shelf seas are extensive shallow seas which surround large continental land masses with significant importance to people and the Earth system...

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: biogeochemistry
Completed

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: biogeochemistry, macronutrient and carbon cycling in the benthic layer

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The shelf seas are of major importance to society, providing a diverse range of goods, such as fisheries, renewable energy, transport and services...

Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic RegiOn and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC)
Completed

Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic RegiOn and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC)

Contact: Dr Vassilis Kitidis

The exchange of natural and man-made gases between the ocean and the atmosphere has profound implications for our environment. The speed of the gas...

REuse of marine shell by-products in Concrete artifFicial reefs (RECIF)
Completed

REuse of marine shell by-products in Concrete artifFicial reefs (RECIF)

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The RECIF project aims to reuse marine by-products to create artificial reefs for a better management of marine resources. The project’s main...

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: modelling
Completed

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: modelling

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The shelf seas are of major importance to society, providing a diverse range of goods, such as fisheries, renewable energy, transport and services...

DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environment
Completed

DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (DEVOTES)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

The objective of DEVOTES is to gain better understanding of the relationship between pressures from human activities and climatic influences, and...

Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)
Completed

Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)

Contact: Steve Groom

The GloboLakes project investigates how lakes respond to climate change and other environmental influences on a global scale. In order to do this...

Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas (ESPA)
Completed

Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas (ESPA)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

This ESPA Delta project aims to provide policy makers with the knowledge and tools to enable them to evaluate the effects of decisions on people...

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