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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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...

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)

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

ESA CCI Ocean Colour ECV
Completed

ESA CCI Ocean Colour ECV

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Observations from space provide unique information which greatly aids understanding and management of climate change. However, satellite data are...

Future Energy System Pathways (UKERC)
Completed

Future Energy System Pathways (UKERC)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

The latest, third phase of funding from UKERC is analysing the implications of possible UK energy futures. It is examining these transitions in the...

Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT)

Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

The Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) multidisciplinary programme, which undertakes biological, chemical and physical oceanographic research...

NERC Airborne Research Facility (NERC-ARF)

NERC Airborne Research Facility (NERC-ARF)

Contact: Steve Groom

Airborne remote sensing provides an efficient method for the rapid collection of data over a specified area, as a cost effective means of...

ERSEM (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model)

ERSEM (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model)

Contact: Jerry Blackford

An ecosystem model is an abstract, usually mathematical, representation of an ecological system, which is studied to gain understanding of the real...

Western Channel Observatory (WCO)

Western Channel Observatory (WCO)

Contact: Dr Tim Smyth

The Western Channel Observatory (WCO) is an oceanographic time-series and marine biodiversity reference site in the Western English Channel. In...

Sea level Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

Sea level Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

Contact: Dr Graham Quartly

The main objective of the sea level CCI project is to produce and validate a Sea Level Essential Climate Variable (ECV) product. It represents the...

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