Modelling the Marine Environment

We are internationally renowned for our expertise in modelling the marine environment and we host one of the largest and most experienced marine ecosystem modelling groups in the world. Our models enable us to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics and potential change of marine processes and systems, and we continually refine and build new models to address the emerging challenges facing the global ocean and society that depends upon it.

There are increasing calls from policy makers and ocean users to make projections of how the ocean may change and in turn affect the resources the ocean provides. Combining ecological, physical and chemical understanding into dynamic models of the ocean provides us with tools with which we can assess the vulnerabilities and opportunities of marine systems and promote good management.

We work with colleagues internally, nationally and across the globe applying models to a wide range of pressing questions, developing new methods to safeguard the sustainability of the ocean and increasing our understanding of how it works.

Making a difference

Our models are used to understand the implications and risks of global change and human activity and produce decision support tools that can be used by policy makers and regulators to inform choices over the optimum use of natural resources and the marine environment.

Further information

For more information about the Marine System Modelling Group at PML, visit our dedicated sub-site here.

Projects

UK Earth System Modelling (UKESM)

UK Earth System Modelling (UKESM)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

Global climate change is one of the leading environmental threats facing mankind. To develop appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies...

Integrated Marine Biogeochemical Modelling Network (i-MarNet)
Completed

Integrated Marine Biogeochemical Modelling Network (i-MarNet)

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...

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: modelling
Completed

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: modelling

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...

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  1. Beecham, J; Bruggeman, J; Aldridge, J; Mackinson, S. 2016 Couplerlib: a metadata-driven library for the integration of multiple models of higher and lower trophic level marine systems with inexact functional group matching. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (3). 947-964. 10.5194/gmd-9-947-2016
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  3. McClelland, HLO; Bruggeman, J; Hermoso, M; Rickaby, REM. 2017 The origin of carbon isotope vital effects in coccolith calcite. Nature Communications, 8. 14511. 10.1038/ncomms14511
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  4. Janssen, ABG; Arhonditsis, GB; Beusen, A; Bolding, K; Bruce, L; Bruggeman, J; Couture, RM; Downing, AS; Alex Elliott, J; Frassl, MA; Gal, G; Gerla, DJ; Hipsey, MR; Hu, F; Ives, SC; Janse, JH; Jeppesen, E; Jöhnk, KD; Kneis, D; Kong, X; Kuiper, JJ; Lehmann, MK; Lemmen, C; Özkundakci, D; Petzoldt, T; Rinke, K; Robson, BJ; Sachse, R; Schep, SA; Schmid, M; Scholten, H; Teurlincx, S; Trolle, D; Troost, TA; Van Dam, AA; Van Gerven, LPA; Weijerman, M; Wells, SA; Mooij, WM. 2015 Exploring, exploiting and evolving diversity of aquatic ecosystem models: a community perspective. Aquatic Ecology, 49 (4). 513-548. 10.1007/s10452-015-9544-1
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  5. Hu, F; Bolding, K; Bruggeman, J; Jeppesen, E; Flindt, MR; van Gerven, L; Janse, JH; Janssen, ABG; Kuiper, JJ; Mooij, WM; Trolle, D. 2016 FABM-PCLake – linking aquatic ecology with hydrodynamics. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (6). 2271-2278. 10.5194/gmd-9-2271-2016
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