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PML scientists evaluate the evidence-base on the impacts of offshore wind farms
5 March 2024
New metrics are needed to help policymakers assess the benefits and environmental effects of offshore wind more effectively, writes Ecosystems Service...
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2nd funding call now open: could your school be a blue school?
4 March 2024
We';re delighted to announce that the 2nd funding call is now open for educators and schools to dive into water literacy and sustainability projects. ...
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Update from our Dr Glen Tarran on the Antarctic PICCOLO expedition
28 February 2024
Our Marine microbial ecologist Dr Glen Tarran is one of the PML scientists onboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough, which is currently navigating the A...
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PML-hosted Earth observation service recommissioned following continued success
27 February 2024
NERC Earth Observation Data Analysis and Artificial-Intelligence Service (NEODAAS), a service hosted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), overseen by ...
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Microplastic shape influences fate in vegetated wetlands
24 February 2024
New study shows that the shape of microplastics influence their trapping in coastal vegetated habitats, and adds to the growing knowledge base of accu...
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Key considerations identified for the development of an effective global plastics treaty
22 February 2024
A new study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, reveals that the availability of viable pollutant substitutes and environmental risk rather than ...
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Superyacht Science: How luxury boat owners are supporting global marine research
16 February 2024
In their quest to improve our understanding of the changes taking place in the world's oceans, leading scientists from Plymouth Marine Laboratory and ...
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Protecting the ocean through marine net gain
14 February 2024
Recent research undertaken by Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists has revealed several key insights from offshore windfarm stakeholders, in relation...
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Sea Technology Magazine Review & Forecast: Advancing Marine Science Tech For a Cleaner, Sustainable Future
13 February 2024
PML';s Chief Executive, Prof. Icarus Allen, writes for Sea Technology Magaine about exciting developments and achievements at PML in 2023 and what';s ...
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Tackling nitrogen pollution in South Asia, project update from the Maldives
10 February 2024
The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its idyllic beaches, glass-like waters, and rich marine biodiversity; home to ab...
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Small but mighty – study highlights the importance of the often overlooked tiny inhabitants of the ocean
8 February 2024
New research sheds light on tiny plankton, which measure less than 0.02mm in diameter but can make up more than 70% of the plankton biomass found in t...
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How investment in AI is pushing the boundaries of marine science
5 February 2024
PML';s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities are expanding rapidly. Here we are excited to share our new AI video as well as a Q&A with Dr Dav...
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PICCOLO photo diary: 30-day scientific expedition in Antarctica
2 February 2024
Our scientists are currently in Antarctica, on an ambitious 30-day scientific expedition onboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough. In this update, we sh...
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PML tests new plankton imaging tech - see the plankton photos it captured!
1 February 2024
Our scientists took our new Imaging FlowCytobot down to the local Millbay Marina last week for our first-ever test of the equipment in real sea condit...
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Listen to the podcast: Professor Steve Widdicombe on the Ocean-climate nexus
31 January 2024
"Each one of us has a vested interest in the Ocean, because the Ocean is critical in maintaining our climate". Listen to our Director of Sci...
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Offshore wind farms: new paper reveals global impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
30 January 2024
To help meet net-zero emission targets by 2050, it is estimated that there will need to be a drastic increase in the development of offshore windfarms...
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PML contributes to Brian Cox School Experiment films
29 January 2024
PML is excited to share the news that the next installment of Brian Cox School Experiment videos has been launched, including a video on ocean acidifi...
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Improving understanding of light and noise pollution on aquatic environments
26 January 2024
PML is pleased to be participating in a new EU project, launched this week, to improve our comprehension of how biodiversity is being impacted by ligh...
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Early Career Ocean Professionals Africa awarded 'Ocean Tribute Award’
25 January 2024
Our Dr Anthony Ndah is the Coordinator for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) Africa, which has been awarded the 'Ocean Tribute Award' ' honoring...