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Film crew and our director of science

We are committed to making our science accessible to a wide audience to ensure society understands the importance of the ocean to human health, wealth and wellbeing.

We focus our science communication activities around informing policy makers, environmental managers, industry, next generation scientists, stakeholders and the wider public.

Our team of science communicators lead many knowledge exchange work packages in research programmes and we provide a range of services including media relations, website development, social media, video production and the development of informative resources.

Latest news


NERC science boosts UK economic growth by reducing pollution

20 December 2016

Natural Environment Research Council, NERC research has made a significant contribution to UK shellfish production and the health of our seas.

RV Plymouth Quest

Plymouth Quest breaks a record

19 December 2016

RV Plymouth Quest’s last research trip of the year to the Western Channel Observatory L4...

Norfolk windfarms.  Photograph: Kelvin Boot

Is valuing biodiversity a useful way to manage and conserve marine resources?

07 December 2016

Intensifying pressures from resource exploitation, habitat destruction...

Marine Conservation Society beach clean

Decade-long study of beach litter finds sharp rise in types of litter such as polystyrene foam, balloons and fishing nets

01 December 2016

Near-doubling of smaller plastic pieces likely to continue as items enter the sea and break down.

Sea grass underwater

Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life habitats

22 November 2016

Acidification of the world's oceans could drive a cascading loss of...

PML supports Carbon Capture & Storage

PML supports Carbon Capture & Storage recommendations

21 November 2016

A major investigation from the Environmental Audit Committee, EAC is urging...

Searching for answers in the Southern Ocean

Searching for answers in the Southern Ocean

18 November 2016

A major Antarctic expedition which sets sail tomorrow will help PML scientists...

Experts secure 5m to protect the South West’s natural capital

Experts secure £5m to protect the South West’s natural capital

17 November 2016

A partnership of PML, the University of Exeter and Plymouth University...

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