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PML supports COVID-19 efforts in the South West and beyond
6 May 2020
Plymouth Marine Laboratory has supported COVID-19 efforts in the South West and beyond through donations of personal protective equipment to local car...
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First successful study to detect marine plastic pollution using satellites
23 April 2020
A pioneering technique to detect plastics floating on the sea surface, led by scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, has been published this week i...
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Report calls for integrated approach to nature-based interventions
15 April 2020
Failure to consider the wider environmental impacts of nature-based interventions risks increasing global warming and damaging the environment, warns ...
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In memoriam: Professor Trevor Platt FRS
7 April 2020

It is with deep regret that PML has to report the passing of Professor Trevor Platt FRS, following a short illness.

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Earth observation service NEODAAS website relaunched
1 April 2020
The NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) is delighted to announce the relaunch of its website, following recommissio...
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Improving assessment of wave height near the coast
5 March 2020
Researchers at PML have created an innovative methodology to compare the accuracy of different satellite radar technologies in producing wave height d...
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World-class energy research to drive a net zero future
18 February 2020
As a step towards achieving the UK's net-zero target, funding announced today will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to condu...
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Uncovering the mysteries of marine snow
14 February 2020

Scientists working in the UK and France have found that a hidden process is limiting our oceans’ capacity to absorb carbon dioxide.

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Promoting the use of satellite observations to improve water quality monitoring
10 February 2020
The Horizon 2020 project EOMORES has issued a white paper promoting the potential of satellite observations in fulfilling the objectives of the Europe...
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Natural Capital Committee launches annual report
4 February 2020
The Natural Capital Committee has launched its 2020 Annual Report today, including contribution from member Prof. Melanie Austen of Plymouth Marine La...
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Climate change plankton report led by Plymouth scientists
15 January 2020

Marine scientists in Plymouth have led a major study highlighting the effects of climate change on the plankton populations in UK seas.

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PML Trustee awarded OBE
10 January 2020

PML Trustee, Professor Tim Jickells, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.

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Focus on polar oceans in new report
13 December 2019
A report on the Earth's cryosphere (ice and snow, including the polar oceans) by a group of leading scientists highlights the urgent need to limit glo...
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Former PML Chief Executive awarded Honorary Doctorate
9 December 2019
PML';s previous Chief Executive, Professor Stephen de Mora, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Plymouth last week. ...
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Devon Climate Emergency hearing at PML
5 December 2019
Last week, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) hosted Devon Climate Emergency's second Thematic Hearing on Food, Land and Sea; part of a series of hearin...
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PML researchers at COP25
3 December 2019
This year, the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP25) has been named ';the Blue COP';, prioritising the connection between the ocean and climate....
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PML Scientist named as a Highly Cited Researcher
26 November 2019
Professor Penelope Lindeque, PML Head of Science for Marine Ecology and Biodiversity, has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Envi...
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Seaweed, seagrass and sea temperature
22 November 2019
With marine heatwaves expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, new research from researchers at PML, the Scottish Associ...
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Seaweed potential in the South West
1 November 2019
Seaweed is an underutilised and under-cultivated commodity, but offers huge potential for a variety of products, according to a new paper from PML res...