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At any one time, PML is undertaking around 100 research projects with science and interests stretching from local to global, from lakes to oceanic environments. We collaborate in research projects across the world, and the length and breadth of the global ocean from the poles to the tropics. Our strategic research feeds into national and international strategies such as for the UK and other governments or regulators, and maps onto strategies of public sector bodies, space agencies, charitable foundations and philanthropists, NGOs and industry.

Here you can find a selection of our current projects:

Plymouth Sound
Marine Social and Natural Capital Laboratory

Project start: July 2023

Active project
Hydrographic sampling using a CTD
EuroGO-SHIP: Enhancing Ocean Observations

Project start: December 2022

Active project
Ocean ICU: Improving Carbon Understanding

Project start: November 2022

Active project
Aerial image of Calstock wetland
Environmental Monitoring at Calstock flood defence improvement scheme

Project start: November 2022

Active project
Offshore wind turbines
EcoNex - The marine energy, biodiversity and food nexus

Project start: August 2022

Completed project
Salt Marsh
Sea The Value

Project start: August 2022

Active project
Phyloplankton by Claire Widdicombe

Project start: June 2022

Active project

Project start: April 2022

Active project
Offshore drilling rig
INSITE Synthesis

Project start: January 2022

Active project
Aerial view of Mount Batten, Plymouth
MSPACE: Marine Spatial Planning Addressing Climate Effects

Project start: August 2021

Active project