Projects

Below is a searchable list of some of our current and recently completed projects.
 
Novel Agricultural Bioactives from Microalgae

PML contact: Dr Mike Allen

Since the 1950s the use of chemical fertilisers has grown exponentially to cope with the increased consumption of food. The use of chemical fertilisers has led to environmental contamination...Read more

National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) - Carbon Cycles

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The goal of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) project is to understand physical and biological processes involving the carbon cycle, in order to predict changes in carbon exchange...Read more

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NERC Airborne Research Facility (NERC-ARF)

PML contact: Steve Groom

Airborne remote sensing provides an efficient method for the rapid collection of data over a specified area, as a cost effective means of monitoring the environment around us. This project...Read more

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NERC Earth Observation and Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS)

PML contact: Benjamin Taylor

The NEODAAS programme was created to support UK research scientists with remote sensing data and information, with the capability to automatically receive, archive, process and map global data...Read more

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New Plastics Economy

PML contact: Professor Melanie Austen

Plastics and plastic packaging are fundamental to industry and everyday life. They deliver many benefits, yet have a number of significant drawbacks. Most plastic packaging is used only once; 95...Read more

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Operational Ecology Marine Ecosystem Forecasting (OPEC)

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The aim of the OPEC project is to evaluate and develop ecosystem forecast tools. These tools will help to assess and manage the risks posed by human activities on the marine environment, thus...Read more

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Pilot Algal Lipid Manufacturing in the UK (PALM-UK)

PML contact: Dr Mike Allen

The objective of this project is to generate robust process economics for a fully-fledged biorefinery that will not just break even but moreover prove highly profitable. A biorefinery uses...Read more

Policy-Oriented Marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas (PERSEUS)

PML contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

PERSEUS is dedicated to supporting policy makers towards better management of the Southern European Seas, together representing the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The project aim is to provide...Read more

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Pools of Carbon in the Ocean project (POCO)

PML contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

The Pools of Carbon in the Ocean project (POCO) will explore satellite algorithms to quantify the particulate, and possibly dissolved, pools of carbon in the ocean.

The work...Read more

Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage (QICS)

PML contact: Jerry Blackford

The purpose of the QICS project was to understand how the UK marine environment would respond to a potential leak from a carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) system and to develop strategies...Read more

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Quantifying benefits and impacts of fishing exclusion zones around Marine Renewable Energy Installations (QBEX)

PML contact: Professor Melanie Austen

The aim of this project is to assess the benefits and impacts of fishing exclusion zones around marine renewable energy installations. A side effect of these exclusion zones could be the...Read more

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Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic RegiOn and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC)

PML contact: Dr Vassilis Kitidis

The exchange of natural and man-made gases between the ocean and the atmosphere has profound implications for our environment. The speed of the gas transference, however, known as the kinetics...Read more

REmineralisation, OPTIcs and Marine partIcle siZE (REOPTIMIZE)

PML contact: Dr Giorgio Dall'Olmo

In the REOPTIMIZE project,  the relationships between the size of marine particles and how they interact with light will be examined across the Atlantic Ocean using data collected from the...Read more

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Research into impacts and safety in CO2 storage (RISCS)

PML contact: Jerry Blackford

RISCS is a European project which aims to improve our understanding of the possible environmental impacts of geological storage of CO2. The project is designed to study a wide...Read more

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REuse of marine shell by-products in Concrete artifFicial reefs (RECIF)

PML contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The RECIF project aims to reuse marine by-products to create artificial reefs for a better management of marine resources. The project’s main objective is to respond to a major issue...Read more

Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture (ROSA)

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

ROSA is an exploratory project aiming to develop and evaluate tools for use in the management of sustainable aquaculture.  The overarching goal is to realise, within a stakeholder...Read more

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Sea level Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

PML contact: Dr Graham Quartly

The main objective of the sea level CCI project is to produce and validate a Sea Level Essential Climate Variable (ECV) product. It represents the first phase of the ESA Climate Change...Read more

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Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: modelling

PML contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The shelf seas are of major importance to society, providing a diverse range of goods, such as fisheries, renewable energy, transport and services like carbon and nutrient cycling. This...Read more

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ShellEye

PML contact: Dr Peter Miller

The ShellEye project will use Earth observation data from satellites and environmental data, such as weather forecasts, to monitor and forecast water quality for the aquaculture industry towards...Read more

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Social Impacts of Fisheries

PML contact: Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou

The aim of this project was to provide the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) with a clear understanding of the current social impacts and value of marine activities in England, and how...Read more

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