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Plymouth Marine Laboratory launches strategy for supporting ocean futures
8 June 2020

World Oceans Day provides an auspicious backdrop for the launch of Plymouth Marine Laboratory’s new Strategy 2020-2025.

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Climate change has degraded productivity of shelf sea food webs
8 June 2020
A shortage of summer nutrients as a result of our changing climate has contributed to a 50% decline in important North East Atlantic plankton over the...
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International fishery and aquaculture research project published synthesis report
2 June 2020
The international fishery and aquaculture research project CERES (Climate change and European aquatic resources) recently published its final, synthes...
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Twenty years of data contribute to global phytoplankton study
25 May 2020
For the first time, research led by PML brings together satellite ocean colour observations from across two decades with high-coverage in situ observa...
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Are we underestimating microplastics in the marine environment?
19 May 2020

A new study, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, suggests an underestimation of microplastics in the ocean.

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Acidifying oceans may threaten crucial links in Earth’s climate cycles
13 May 2020
A review of more than two hundred studies highlights where research needs to focus if we are to understand vital oceanic processes that can alter the ...
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Solve invasive seaweed problem by turning it into biofuels and fertilisers
12 May 2020

Seaweed could produce sustainable fuels, chemicals and fertiliser while helping protect tourist hotspots.

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How well can we predict the future Fish of the Day?
11 May 2020
An international team of modellers and researchers have collaborated to find out how reliable projections of today's fisheries forecasting models are ...
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PML supports COVID-19 efforts in the South West and beyond
6 May 2020
Plymouth Marine Laboratory has supported COVID-19 efforts in the South West and beyond through donations of personal protective equipment to local car...
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First successful study to detect marine plastic pollution using satellites
23 April 2020
A pioneering technique to detect plastics floating on the sea surface, led by scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, has been published this week i...
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Report calls for integrated approach to nature-based interventions
15 April 2020
Failure to consider the wider environmental impacts of nature-based interventions risks increasing global warming and damaging the environment, warns ...
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In memoriam: Professor Trevor Platt FRS
7 April 2020

It is with deep regret that PML has to report the passing of Professor Trevor Platt FRS, following a short illness.

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Earth observation service NEODAAS website relaunched
1 April 2020
The NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) is delighted to announce the relaunch of its website, following recommissio...
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Improving assessment of wave height near the coast
5 March 2020
Researchers at PML have created an innovative methodology to compare the accuracy of different satellite radar technologies in producing wave height d...
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World-class energy research to drive a net zero future
18 February 2020
As a step towards achieving the UK's net-zero target, funding announced today will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to condu...
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Uncovering the mysteries of marine snow
14 February 2020

Scientists working in the UK and France have found that a hidden process is limiting our oceans’ capacity to absorb carbon dioxide.

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Promoting the use of satellite observations to improve water quality monitoring
10 February 2020
The Horizon 2020 project EOMORES has issued a white paper promoting the potential of satellite observations in fulfilling the objectives of the Europe...
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Natural Capital Committee launches annual report
4 February 2020
The Natural Capital Committee has launched its 2020 Annual Report today, including contribution from member Prof. Melanie Austen of Plymouth Marine La...
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Climate change plankton report led by Plymouth scientists
15 January 2020

Marine scientists in Plymouth have led a major study highlighting the effects of climate change on the plankton populations in UK seas.