Official Development Assistance (ODA)

PML is applying interdisciplinary approaches to develop capacity in Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries in order to support achievement of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. One of our recent successes was securing funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for the Blue Communities project which will help to build long-term research capability for marine planning in East and South-East Asia. This will support local coastal communities which depend upon healthy and diverse marine ecosystems for food, livelihoods, their health and well-being.

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Capacity development

PML is committed to capacity building by sharing knowledge, challenges and solutions to help train the next generation of marine scientists and...

Projects

OPTIMA
Completed

Optical data modelling and assimilation (OPTIMA)

Contact: Dr Stefano Ciavatta

OPTIMA will advance the capacity of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) to accurately assess the state of the marine...

GCRF Blue Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

GCRF Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia, funded by UK...

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...

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PML collaborate with Plymouth University to advance understanding of the marine environment

Two internationally renowned marine research organisations have forged a partnership that will see their world-leading experts collaborating on a series of innovative projects.

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PML takes message to the United Nation’s climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar

A PML-led international partnership will be spearheading the message that the ocean is facing major ocean stressors that are changing the very basis of the ocean as we know it at the global climate change negotiations in Qatar.

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PML receives Grand Challenges Exploration funding

PML announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. 

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