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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Microbial degradation of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in the sunlit ocean
Completed

Microbial degradation of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in the sunlit ocean

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...

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)
Completed

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)

Contact: Dr Andrey Kurekin

With global population expansion, the demand for high-quality protein is rising dramatically, and fish farming is gaining importance to ensure food...

Carbon/Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes of the Shelf System (CANDYFLOSS)
Completed

Carbon/Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes of the Shelf System (CANDYFLOSS)

Contact: Dr Andy Rees

The shelf seas are extensive shallow seas which surround large continental land masses with significant importance to people and the Earth system...

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: biogeochemistry
Completed

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry research programme: biogeochemistry, macronutrient and carbon cycling in the benthic layer

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The shelf seas are of major importance to society, providing a diverse range of goods, such as fisheries, renewable energy, transport and services...

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

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

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...

Decadal change in phytoplankton community ecology through remote sensing (DECIPHER)
Completed

Decadal change in phytoplankton community ecology through remote sensing (DECIPHER)

Contact: Dr Robert Brewin

This project analysed relationships between phytoplankton groups in the ocean over a ten year period, to investigate how these groups are likely to...

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...

DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environment
Completed

DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (DEVOTES)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

The objective of DEVOTES is to gain better understanding of the relationship between pressures from human activities and climatic influences, and...

Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)
Completed

Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)

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...

Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services in Europe (VALMER)
Completed

Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services in Europe (VALMER)

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

The VALMER project aims to quantify and communicate the value (economic, social and environmental) of marine and coastal ecosystem services. Its...

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

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

Contact: Dr Nicola Beaumont

PERSEUS is dedicated to supporting policy makers towards better management of the Southern European Seas, together representing the Mediterranean...

MyOcean2
Completed

MyOcean2

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...

Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas (ESPA)
Completed

Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas (ESPA)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

This ESPA Delta project aims to provide policy makers with the knowledge and tools to enable them to evaluate the effects of decisions on people...

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

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

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...

Operational Ecology Marine Ecosystem Forecasting (OPEC)
Completed

Operational Ecology Marine Ecosystem Forecasting (OPEC)

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...

Quantifying benefits and impacts of fishing exclusion zones around Marine Renewable Energy Installat
Completed

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

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...

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

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

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...

Marine Ecosystems Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa (MEDINA)
Completed

Marine Ecosystems Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa (MEDINA)

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...

Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D (FLOWBEC)
Completed

Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D (FLOWBEC)

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...

Energetic Algae (EnAlgae)
Completed

Energetic Algae (EnAlgae)

Contact: Professor Icarus Allen

The EnAlgae project aims to develop the potential of algae as a sustainable resource for bioenergy and other products, whilst also reducing CO2...

Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (VECTORS)
Completed

Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (VECTORS)

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

VECTORS improved our understanding of how environmental and man-made factors are impacting marine ecosystems now and in the future. Through...

ESA CCI Ocean Colour ECV
Completed

ESA CCI Ocean Colour ECV

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Observations from space provide unique information which greatly aids understanding and management of climate change. However, satellite data are...

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

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

Contact: Tim Fileman

ReDAPT aims to reduce the risks associated with deploying a tidal turbine by testing the operational, environmental and engineering aspects of...

Benthic acidification
Completed

Benthic acidification: UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Contact: Professor Steve Widdicombe

The aim of this consortium project, as part of the UK Ocean Acidfication Research Programme was to quantify, predict and communicate the impact of...

Modelling acidification: UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme
Completed

Modelling acidification: UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Contact: Jerry Blackford

The aim of this consortium project (as part of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme) was to determine how ocean acidification will impact...

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