Explore the map below to see what the team are working on, or see the list of projects at the bottom of this page.
Current projects shown as green dots, past projects in orange .
A cross-Channel project that uses innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify habitats that are critically important to a range of marine species at various stages of their life histories
Working in partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation to build an ecological baseline of the coastal Marine Protected Areas in Berwickshire, Scotland, and its surrounds.
SEA Wave focuses on the environmental response to the installation of wave energy converters in Orkney, Scotland. The project aims to address the long term environmental concerns regarding the development of wave energy.
ROPE focuses on how mobile species of commercial importance (e.g. brown crab, Cancer pagurus, and European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax) interact with an offshore longline mussel farm using acoustic telemetry.
Recover-Reef picks up the baton from the RETURN project, monitoring the changes brought about by the cessation of bottom towed fishing in Lyme Bay, southwest England. Recover-Reef will add evidence to evaluate how management approaches lend themselves to the recovery of reef systems which support commercially important shellfish and finfish stocks.
RETURN extends the Lyme Bay monitoring programme through to 2019, building on what is already the most comprehensive dataset for temperate reef ecosystems globally.
Working with the Isles of Scilly IFCA to build baseline information about the habitats and species in the waters around Scilly.
Evaluating habitats and species in the MPAs around Jersey where mobile fishing gear has recently been banned, as well as socio-economic responses to this approach to fisheries management.
BIOTA investigates the effects of deep ocean water flushing upon planktonic communities within the coral atolls of the British Indian Ocean Territory including Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos, Salomon and Egmont.
Gorgonian coral (pink sea fan) skeletons have been observed on beaches across southwest England entangled in marine debris. We worked with citizen scientists and students at the University of Plymouth to assess the composition and distribution of these “sea fangles” from around southwest England.