Marine Institute projects

Surface Mixed Layer Evolution at Submesoscales

The SMILES project is a combined observational and numerical modelling experiment that aims to improve our understanding of the role played by submesoscale processes at the subantarctic front in the Southern Ocean.

Funder: NERC (2014-2017) | PI: Dr Philip Hosegood

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The Deep Links Project

Deep Links is investigating how patterns of population connectivity vary with depth in the deep sea around the UK, and how this influences species diversity

Funder: NERC (2015-2018) | PI: Dr Kerry Howell

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Marine Protected Areas: understanding how levels of protection mediate the flow of marine ecosystem services

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a key management tool to halt the global decline in marine biodiversity and fish stocks. This project aims to increase understanding of how the level of management of MPAs can influence the delivery of marine ecosystems

Funder: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (2014-2017) | PI: Dr Olivia Langmead

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PLUTO webcam

Out of sight, out of mind is a perennial problem in marine conservation. The PLUTO project aims to engage people with marine life in Plymouth Sound special area of conservation by providing an ‘eye in the sea’, accessible to anyone.

The Plymouth Underwater Teaching Observatory (PLUTO) streams live from Plymouth Sound, providing a unique view into the underwater habitat.

Learn more about the PLUTO system