Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Description of the organisation

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an International Centre of Excellence in Marine Science & Technology and a Collaborative Centre of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the UK. The research at PML contributes to the issues of global change, sustainability and pollution delivering solutions for national and international marine and coastal programmes. PML is an independent, impartial provider of scientific research in the marine environment with a focus on understanding biodiversity and ecosystem function, biogeochemical cycling, pollution and health, and forecasting the role of the oceans in the Earth system.

Expertise particularly relevant for the project

PML has an outstanding reputation at a national and international level for its capabilities in the modelling of regional marine ecosystems, across scales, from estuarine and coastal environments to shelf seas and the open ocean, and across processes from physics to biogeochemistry and higher trophic levels. The modelling team consists of 16 individuals and it is recognised by NERC to deliver national modelling capability to the UK community. The PML modelling team is at the core of developing and maintaining the ERSEM model, a community biogeochemical model adopted as biogeochemical model for shelf sea environment by the UK National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP). PML has a longstanding expertise in downscaling the impact of climate change and ocean acidification to regional and local scales across all levels of the ecosystem.

For more information please visit PML website.