Projects

At any one time, PML is undertaking around 100 research projects, from large, multi-partner research collaborations, to desk studies.  Below is a selection of our projects.


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REVIVAL

Rehabilitation of Vibrio-infested waters of Lake Vembanad, funded under the India-UK Water Quality programme (REVIVAL)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Lake Vembanad is the largest body of water in Kerala, India, stretching almost 100km in length and spanning an area of over 2000km2. Its shores are...

PreACT

Pressure control and conformance management for safe and efficient CO2 storage - accelerating CCS technologies

Contact: Jerry Blackford

Pre-ACT is a €5.2M project led by the Norwegian research institute Sintef. The objective of Pre-ACT is to equip operators and regulators of...

OPTIMAL
Completed

Optical Methods for Marine Litter detection (OPTIMAL)

Contact: Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Marine litter consists predominantly of plastics and is an increasing global concern because of its worldwide distribution and its impacts on the...

PICCOLO

Processes Influencing Carbon Cycling: Observations of the Lower limb of the Antarctic Overturning (PICCOLO)

Contact: Dr Tom Bell

The vast, remote seas which surround the continent of Antarctica are collectively known as the Southern Ocean. This region with its severe...

S-3 EUROHAB - Sentinel products for detecting EUtROphication and Harmful Algal Bloom events

S-3 EUROHAB - Sentinel products for detecting EUtROphication and Harmful Algal Bloom events

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

S-3 EUROHAB will use the latest satellite technology to improve the way water quality and harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored in the English...

Ocean color and biogeochemistry

Ocean color and biogeochemistry (CBIOMES)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Earth observation of ocean color remains our only window into the pelagic ecosystem at synoptic scales. It is a rich source of data, and...

A multidisciplinary study of DMSP production and lysis

A multidisciplinary study of DMSP production and lysis - from enzymes to organisms to process modelling

Contact: Dr Ruth Airs

A billion tonnes of the dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is made each year by marine phytoplankton, seaweeds, corals, coastal plants and marine...

AlterEco

An Alternative Framework to Assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (AlterEco)

Contact: Dr Tim Smyth

AlterEco aims to develop a new observational framework based upon the latest marine autonomous systems (MAS) to improve the spatio-temporal...

Developing a model based understanding of ecosystem service regulation
Completed

Developing a model based understanding of ecosystem service regulation

Contact: Dr Jorn Bruggeman

The world's oceans and seas are home to highly diverse ecosystems and are characterised by the richness and abundance of species. Marine...

ACCORD

Addressing Challenges of Coastal Communities through Ocean Research for Developing Economies (ACCORD)

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The coastal and marine environments of South East Asia and the Western Indian Ocean (the regional foci of ACCORD) are rich and diverse, possessing...

UK Earth System Modelling (UKESM)

UK Earth System Modelling (UKESM)

Contact: Jerry Blackford

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

Land ocean carbon transfer (LOCATE)

Land ocean carbon transfer (LOCATE)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

Our climate, and hence our lifestyle and economy, is profoundly influenced by the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, which...

North Atlantic climate system integrated study (ACSIS)

North Atlantic climate system integrated study (ACSIS)

Contact: Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Major changes are occurring across the North Atlantic climate system: in ocean and atmosphere temperatures and circulation, in sea ice thickness...

FAO-PML collaboration
Completed

FAO-PML collaboration

Contact: Dr Jorn Bruggeman

The aim of this work is to provide estimates of total fish biomass for the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the world’s oceans in order to...

Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC)

Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC)

Contact: Dr Graham Quartly

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Sentinel-3A satellite in February 2016 and Sentinel-3B in April 2018, as the start of a long-term...

Coral Communities
Completed

Coral Communities: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean.‚Äč

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

Improving the resilience of communities and coral reefs to changes anticipated as a result of climate change is an issue of huge global...

NOSASSO

N-OSmolytes Across the Surface Southern Ocean: Environmental Drivers and Bioinformatics

Contact: Dr Ruth Airs

Marine organisms accumulate osmolytes in response to stress and release them when environmental conditions change due to viral attack, grazing or...

South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

SWEEP is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area...

Using nexus thinking to empower community-based management of mangrove fisheries
Completed

Using nexus thinking to empower community-based management of mangrove fisheries

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

The livelihoods of inshore fishermen are threatened by the loss of fisheries productivity largely due to mangrove destruction in Malaysia. This...

EASOS: Marine Pollution
Completed

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS): Marine pollution

Contact: Dr Rory Donnelly

The Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) is a platform designed to provide high value decision support to tackle country-specific environmental...

NABAMA
Completed

Novel Agricultural Bioactives from Microalgae

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...

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas
Completed

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

The main objective of the study was to evaluate how marine protected areas (MPAs) provide benefits to the blue economy, and make the findings...

InSUre
Completed

Integrated Service for Surveillance of illegal Unlicensed & Unreported fishing (InSUre)

In the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) the main losses in fish stocks are linked to illegal fishing activity that has increased in recent years. Considerable...

CoastWEB

CoastWEB - Valuing the contribution which COASTal habitats make to human health and WEllBeing, with a focus on the alleviation of natural hazards

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

CoastWEB aims to holistically value the contribution which coastal habitats make to human health and wellbeing, with a focus on the alleviation of...

AMT4SentinelFRM
Completed

AMT4SentinelFRM

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The AMT4SentinelFRM project focuses on providing high quality reference measurements to validate Sentinel satellite data during the Atlantic...

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