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Plymouth Marine Laboratory hosts 6th UK National Decade Committee meeting
14 September 2023
'Britain's Ocean City' welcomes the committee - whose members span the breadth of ocean science - to champion the UN Ocean Decade within the UK's Ocea...
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How healthy is the North-East Atlantic? Findings from the 2023 OSPAR Quality Status Report
13 September 2023
PML scientists have played leading and contributing roles to assessment reports on the health and status of the North-East Atlantic, published today (...
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Investing in the future: new careers in marine autonomy and robotics
8 September 2023
PML has invested heavily in its marine autonomous capabilities in recent years, with further backing in the recruitment of three new positions to deli...
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Did you spot these “unusual sea creatures” in Cornwall recently?
5 September 2023
“I have fished, dived, swam and kayaked around the coast for 50 years - and not seen them before.”
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Staff spotlight: Dr Saskia Rühl - Digital Marine Biologist 
4 September 2023
Dr Saskia Rühl recently joined us as a Digital Marine Biologist, but her journey at PML actually began much earlier than this - almost 10 years ago ' ...
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Roadmap published for the future of satellite monitoring of ocean carbon
1 September 2023
World-leading scientists have developed a comprehensive scientific roadmap for satellite monitoring of ocean carbon over the next decade. Alongside a ...
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Professor Queirós on the importance of climate literacy for stakeholders to invest in solutions
30 August 2023
Our Professor Ana Queirós has been featured in the AXA Investment Managers Sound Progress podcast, explaining the importance of climate literacy to co...
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Arctic bound: The Ocean Warrior project prepares to expand the frontiers of marine science with its foundation expeditions
24 August 2023
A unique voyage to build a greater scientific understanding of the marine environment in the Arctic and the impacts of global climate change will see ...
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What have marine zooplankton ever done for us? As it turns out, quite a lot.
17 August 2023
First full assessment of ecosystem services provided by zooplankton shows that by maintaining sustainable fisheries, reducing plastic pollution and mi...
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Call for social science participation for the 9th International Nitrogen Conference
15 August 2023
We are seeking panel sessions for the 2024 International Nitrogen Initiative Conference, to emphasise the contributions of social scientists in meetin...
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PML Work Experience Week a great success
12 August 2023
Last month we ran our first work experience week, inviting 12 students from schools across Devon to the lab to sample life as a marine scientist first...
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PML contributes to OSPAR 2023 policy assessment of pelagic habitats
11 August 2023
Today the OSPAR Commission shared the 36th issue of highlights from its Quality Status Report 2023, focusing on the Plankton Indicator Assessments. ...
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New science fund launched celebrating the incredible life of Prof. Trevor Platt FRS
11 August 2023
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Trevor Platt Science Fund, which has been set up to support capacity building, primarily in developing co...
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State of the South West's Seas report published for 2022
9 August 2023
PML scientists contribute to the annual comprehensive review of the South-West’s stunning marine and coastal environments.
 
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PML joins the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership
7 August 2023
We are pleased to share the news that PML is the latest member of the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP). ...
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“Record-Breaking” North Atlantic ocean temperatures: PML Scientists Respond
4 August 2023
Global average sea surface temperatures reached “unprecedented levels” for June, according to Copernicus (EU';s Earth Observation programm...
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In Memoriam: Professor Paul Somerfield, PML Ecologist
1 August 2023

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Professor Paul Somerfield, who has passed away following a short illness.

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Impacts of flooding on coastal water quality from sewage, agricultural and industrial effluent
31 July 2023
A new two-year project, named Vis4Sea, has been granted funding to measure the impacts of flooding on water quality in the Plymouth Sound and the wide...
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Remote monitoring AI camera installed on PML roof to test detection of boats, birds and marine life
28 July 2023
We are delighted to be working with Seiche Ltd to test a remote monitoring camera system on top of our laboratory, as part of our ongoing work to expa...