Plymouth Marine Laboratory


(2002, Plymouth UK; 160 staff;

Mission: “to develop integrated marine science towards the sustainable future of the ocean”.  Owns PML Applications, a portal for accessing the marine research and technology for commercial use, providing outstanding marine consultation and services to a global client base.

Research Priorities

  • Global Change
  • Blue Economy
  • Marine Observation
  • Pollutants
  • Health
  • Official Development Assistance

Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science

  • Closely connected to the UK’s National Environment Research Council (NERC)

Example of a Recent Report:

  • S.E. Nelms et al., “Microplastics in marine mammals stranded around the British coast: ubiquitous but transitory?”, Scientific Reports , Jan 31, 2019, 8p.

Patron: James Cameron,

  • Film maker and environmentalist
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