Capacity development

PML is committed to capacity building by sharing knowledge, challenges and solutions to help train the next generation of marine scientists and ensure a sustainable future for our global ocean.

We are working to help strengthen the skills, competencies and abilities of marine scientists, particularly in developing societies through a suite of projects and partnerships. This involves training courses and workshops, development of networks, partnerships and infrastructure and production of educational resources such as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

We are dedicated to training the next generation of marine scientists through the supervision of graduate and postgraduate students and were delighted to welcome our first two Modern Apprentices in 2016.

Through the delivery of our Science Plan we are increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity to contribute to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG14 which looks to "conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development".

Making a difference

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.

Further information

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Projects

SOLSTICE-WIO
Completed

SOLSTICE-WIO: Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the Western Indian Ocean

SOLSTICE – WIO is a four year collaborative GCRF project that aims to strengthen capacity in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region to address...

SANH

South Asian Nitrogen Hub

Contact: Dr Yuri Artioli

The South Asian Nitrogen Hub is a pioneering UK-South Asia research partnership to enable South Asia to adopt and champion a strategic approach to...

REVIVAL
Completed

Rehabilitation of Vibrio-infested waters of Lake Vembanad, funded under the India-UK Water Quality programme (REVIVAL)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Lake Vembanad is the largest body of water in Kerala, India, stretching almost 100km in length and spanning an area of over 2000km2. Its shores are...

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It took three lorries to deliver the tower, floats and other parts of Plymouth Marine Laboratory’s new Autonomous Data Buoy; the buoy is a vastly upgraded replacement for the current L4 buoy, moored out in the Western Channel off the South Devon Coast.

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