Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory is an independent, impartial provider of scientific research and contract services relating to the marine environment. PML focuses on understanding how marine ecosystems function, their role in the Earth system and how we can protect this important environment for the prosperity of future generations.

Scientists at PML work on a range of projects that investigate the efficiency, value and environmental impact of marine energy generation devices. The research carried out in this area has contributed to both scientific publications and parliamentary inquiries.

PML aims to address opportunities from the marine environment with a particular focus on the following themes:

  • Environmental and socio-economic impact assessments
  • Quantification & valuation of the marine environment
  • Valuation of marine goods and services
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Biofouling

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This project has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant agreement EP/P026109/1