Projects

Below is a searchable list of some of our current and recently completed projects.
 
ESA CCI Ocean Colour ECV

PML contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Observations from space provide unique information which greatly aids understanding and management of climate change. However, satellite data are often limited by a lack of continuity and are...Read more

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ESA-SOLAS - OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases

PML contact: Professor Philip Nightingale

Transport of gases between the ocean and the atmosphere, known as ‘air-sea gas exchange’, have profound implications for our environment. In particular, the atmosphere-to-ocean...Read more

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Europe-Africa Marine Earth Observation Network (EAMNET)

PML contact: Steve Groom

EAMNet was a collaborative network linking Earth Observation (EO) information providers, user networks and centres of excellence in Europe and Africa in the area of coastal and marine...Read more

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Evaluation of antifouling systems for tidal and wave devices (ReDAPT)

PML contact: Tim Fileman

ReDAPT aims to reduce the risks associated with deploying a tidal turbine by testing the operational, environmental and engineering aspects of modelling, deploying and operating a full-scale...Read more

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Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D (FLOWBEC)

PML contact: Dr Ricardo Torres

The FLOWBEC project aims to investigate the potential impacts that tidal and wave energy harnessing devices may have on the marine environment. Through FLOWBEC, scientists hope to understand how...Read more

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Fluxes Across Sloping Topography of the North East Atlantic (FASTNEt)

PML contact: Dr Peter Miller

The continental shelf edge is the controlling gateway to exchange of nutrients and carbon between oceanic and shelf waters, with impacts on global climate and on regional resources. Our...Read more

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FRM4SOC: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour

PML contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The FRM4SOC project focuses on providing high quality reference measurements to validate Sentinel satellite data using a range of different optical sensors under both laboratory and field...Read more

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Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)

PML contact: Steve Groom

The GloboLakes project investigates how lakes respond to climate change and other environmental influences on a global scale. In order to do this, the Globolakes project is undertaking archive...Read more

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GreenSeas

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The aim of the GreenSeas project is to understand how planktonic ecosystems in the sea will respond to future environmental and climate changes. Combining observation data, numerical simulations...Read more

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Indo-European research facilities for studies on marine ecosystem and climate in India (INDOMARECLIM)

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The INDO-MARECLIM project aims to facilitate and improve the co-operation between the European Union Member States and Associated Countries and India, including partners from UK, France, Italy...Read more

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Integrated approach to cost effective production of biodiesel from photosynthetic microbes (Biodiesel)

PML contact: no name

Development of renewable fuels is vital in terms of replacing fossil fuels, such as mineral oils and coals, and reducing the level of CO2 emissions associated with them. In this...Read more

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Integrated approaches to ecosystem services and energy: Assessing the global and local impacts on ecosystem services of energy provision in the UK

PML contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

Energy provision in the UK impacts upon ecosystems locally, elsewhere in the UK and globally. The purpose of this project is to assess the local and worldwide effects on Ecosystem Services (ESs)...Read more

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Integrated Marine Biogeochemical Modelling Network (i-MarNet)

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

i-MarNet has been created to engage the wider UK science community in the development of ocean biogeochemical models for Earth systems modelling. This will improve our understanding of the Earth...Read more

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Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment (MEECE)

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

MEECE was a European FP7 project which used predictive models to explore the impacts of both climate drivers, such as acidification and temperature, and human induced drivers like fishing...Read more

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Marine Ecosystems Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa (MEDINA)

PML contact: Dr Peter Miller

The goal of the Marine Ecosystems Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa (MEDINA) project is to improve Mediterranean environmental policies by enhancing the capacities of Northern African...Read more

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 Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP)

PML contact: Dr Paul Somerfield

The Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP) will address key knowledge gaps in marine ecosystem research. By bringing together existing data and targeted new data, the programme scientists...Read more

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Marine Primary Production: Model Parameters

PML contact: Professor Trevor Platt FRS

The aim of this project is to improve our ability to estimate the growth of ocean phytoplankton using data collected by instruments carried on satellites. 

The results...Read more

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Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate (MedSeA)

PML contact: Dr Andy Rees

The MedSeA project assesses uncertainties, risks and thresholds related to the acidification of Mediterranean seas, at organismal, ecosystem and economic scales. It also promotes communication...Read more

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Microbial degradation of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in the sunlit ocean

PML contact: Dr Joanna L Dixon

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is an organic sulphur compound found everywhere in our oceans, and is produced by a number of natural biological and chemical processes. DMSO is important because it is...Read more

MyOcean2

PML contact: Steve Groom

The MyOcean2 project is aimed at providing European citizens and businesses with easy access to satellite Earth Observation, in-situ and model data for European marine waters. The...Read more

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