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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.

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Weather buoy

BBC Weather World takes voyage into English Channel with PML scientists

01 September 2016

Weather World is presented by BBC Weather's Nick Miller and reveals the stories and science behind some of the year's wildest weather.

Plastic pollution on beach

Microplastics – tiny fragments, big problem

26 August 2016

MPs on the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee have recommended a ban on plastic...


The ocean and its valuable role in reducing waste

02 August 2016

Humankind produces a large variety of wastes that are introduced into the environment either by accident or by design.

RRS James Clark Ross (British Antarctic Survey) and Sentinel 3a satellite (European Space Agency, ESA)

Helping satellites to better observe our oceans

20 July 2016

PML scientists are embarking on two new projects funded by the European Space...

Plastic pollution on a beach

“What are we going to do about plastics?” PML science in Parliament

18 July 2016

Today PML scientist Dr Pennie Lindeque is giving evidence at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2016]/ processed by ESA.

Future marine sanctuaries in a warming and acid world at risk from other human pressures

15 July 2016

Climate change and Ocean Acidification (OA) are two of the largest threats to oceans today.

EU flag flying

A PML Perspective on Brexit

29 June 2016

Undoubtedly, the vote for the UK to leave the EU has created considerable uncertainties. Like other...

Emiliania huxleyii,

Microbes with a big impact engineer their own environment

29 June 2016

Coccolithophorids are minute planktonic microbes that drift with the ocean...

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