PML Sea and Society (environment, human health, biodiscovery and socio-economics)

Lead Research Organisation: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Abstract

The marine environment is intrinsically linked with society and provides humankind with many environmental, economic and social benefits, from regulating the weather and climate to providing food to over 50% of the global population. However, exploitation of the marine environment and other human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, have had a significant impact upon the ocean and its ability to provide these goods and services in a productive and consistent manner. Gaining a better understanding of these interactions and consequences enables the development of effective strategies that will help protect the marine environment for future generations. PML’s mission is to develop and apply world-leading integrated scientific understanding of interactions between the marine environment and society, in order to sustain coastal and upper ocean ecosystems and their services under conditions of global change. These values have been fundamental to the organisation for over 30 years and this area of science is essential in delivering this promise. Key research areas: a) socio-economics; b) marine ecosystems and human health; c) marine biotechnology; d) impacts of marine renewable energy; e) management support tools; f) providing ecosystem services; g) emerging contaminants; h) marine microbes; i) rapid health assessments.

Organisations

Publications

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Ahlheim M (2013) The effects of extrinsic incentives on respondent behaviour in contingent valuation studies in Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy

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Ahmed M. Fish Profiles within the Western Estuarine System of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta using Socio-Technical Approach in 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (Special Focus on Delta Research)

 
Description We have developed greater understanding of the importance of the marine environment for supporting and sustaining human welfare and wellbeing. We are also improving understanding of how human activities and global change impacts on our marine environment can thus directly and indirectly affect society and individuals in terms that they can relate to and understand the importance of.
We have developed indicators that will tell us about change in marine ecosystem services, but data is not being collected routinely that will tell us if these indicators are changing.
We have developed ways of valuing marine ecosystems that involve monetary valuation, but also consulting with members of the public and seeking their views.
We have greater understanding of how development of offshore renewable energy will affect other ecosystem services.
We have considered how co-location of renewable energy and specific fisheries might work in parcatice to the benefit of both sectors.
We have developed conceptual models of ecosystem service links to underlying biodiversity and function
We have increased understanding of the ecological and socio-economic effects of ocean acidification and climate change on fisheries dependent communities
Exploitation Route These findings can be used by policy makers, managers, regulators and the general public to understand how we affect the marine environment and how this in turn affects society and individuals. This can support decisions that need to be made in marine policy, licensing and planning for different economic sectors such as renewable energy, fishing and aquaculture and for designation of marine protected areas for conservation. It also empowers the general public by raising awareness of how changes in the marine environment and the uses we make of it can benefit and enhance, or degrade, their welfare and wellbeing.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Transport

 
Description We have developed and applied methods for assessing the full range of marine ecosystem services and valuing their social and economic benefits at local, national and international scales. These include understanding impacts of human activities and climate change These have generated significant interest among local, national, EU and international policy makers, regulators and managers and supported development of their own assessments and understanding of the issues and complexities in this area.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and Environment: Environment and Security, Washington DC, 18-20 January 2012 Washington NCSE.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Accounting for the value of nature in the UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA).
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Breifing and facilitation UK Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact I have advised, briefed and updated UK Gov departments (Defra, BEIS, FCO, GO-Science) on UNFCCC COP and UN SDG activities. I briefed Defra on the lead up to COP23 and facilitated a bilateral meeting with UN Ocean Envoy Peter Thompson, the UK signing of the Because the Ocean agreement and a speaking role at the high level closing event at UN Oceans Action Day for Thérèse Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra. I have been thanked verbally and in writing. Since then Defra and BEIS have re-engaged with the issue of ocean acidification, are looking to invest in it and are making it a priority in the Commonwealth Summit to be held in the UK April 2018. In the last months (Jan- Feb 2018) I have been advising both departments.
 
Description Briefing for Amanda Charles, Government Office for Science
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Briefing for Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Briefings for Sir John Beddington on visit to USA and Australia
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Coauthored a review on ocean acidification and its impacts have been prepared for the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The MCCIP report was launched by a Minister and has been read widely, including by members of the UK Gov. Several Gov depts are showing a renewed interedt in the ocean and climate change.
URL http://www.mccip.org.uk/media/1646/2017arc_sciencereview_05_ocac_final.pdf
 
Description DEFRA Strategic Network Evidence Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description ERC Expert Review Earth System Panel Member for Starter Fellowship Grants
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This activity involves assessing applications for fellowships from the ERC for early career scientists in Earth System science. It involves two week long meetings in Brussels where the panel first short list applicants and then interviews and selects those short listed. The awards essentially provide wonderful 5 yr long support for the independent development of very promising early career scientists.
 
Description Economics of Ocean Acidification: Impacts on fisheries and aquaculture
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Ecosystem Sevices Summer School
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training and understanding of researchers in policy related areas
 
Description European Environment Agency Technical workshop on developing European marine ecosystem (services) assessments
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description European Parliament lunchtime briefing: Marine and Maritime sciences & technologies: Towards Horizon 2020
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Expert workshop for the Government Office of Science Foresight Future of the Sea project, London July
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Fisheries can survive in a changing world....
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description GESAMP WG40 (microplastics)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Horizon@Heinz evening on ocean acidification, Washington DC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description House of Lords EU Committee: EU Regional Marine Cooperation inquiry - oral evidence
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/ldeucom/137/13702.htm
 
Description I contributed to a report on ocean acidification (Williamson & Turley) to the National Adaptation Programme for the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in October 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact As a consequence of this report ocean acidificstion is part of the UK's Climate Change Committee's 2017 UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/UK-CCRA-2017-Synthesis-Report-Committee-on-Climate-Change.pdf
 
Description Intergovernmental Assessment Report on Climate Change: IPCC SROCCC 2017-2020 Membership of the Author Team
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Intergovernmental Assessment Report on Climate Change: IPCC SROCCC 2017-2020 Membership of the Author Team
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact I attended the IPCC SROCC Lead Authors meeting in China and Russia as a Review Editor. The Special Report will influence policy makers and future decision making on climate change negotiations and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it will be of benefit to nations and regions on CO2 mitigation and adaptation - it is an assessment report on the Ocean, Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)
 
Description International Ocean Strategy (UK)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact I was invited by the FCO to give evidence to UK's International Ocean Strategy. I did this and then reviewed the document at different stages,
URL https://greatbritishoceans.org/2019/01/30/priorities-for-an-international-ocean-strategy/
 
Description Launch of the Global Ocean Commission, 12 February 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description MMO Board meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Science advice to support regulation of the marine environment under the Marine and Coastal Access Act
 
Description Marine Biome lead of Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
URL http://www.fsd.nl/esp/83031/9/0/50
 
Description Marine Board Working Group on environmental valuation, Chair 2013-2019
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (MCCIP)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Member Expert Advisory Group for the Government Office for Science Foresight Future of the Sea project. 2016-2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member Expert Advisory Group for the Government Office for Science Foresight Future of the Sea project. 2016-2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7069...
 
Description Member JNCC's South Atlantic Natural Capital Assessment Technical Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of Defra Marine Pioneer (North Devon) Steering Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of UK Valuing Nature Programme Advisory Group 2015-2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of the Expert Group of the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This role advices the OA-ICC at the IAEA, Monaco of actions and opportunities it could take.
 
Description Member of the International Science Advisory Board for BIOACID (German OA programme)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The advisory group gives guidance to members of BIOACID. The 8 yr research programme completed att he end of 2017.
URL http://www.bioacid.de/
 
Description Member of the Joint Committee that leads JNCC and has overall responsibility for its work.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact As a member of the Joint Committee that leads JNCC and has overall responsibility for its work. JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. JNCC's work helps maintain and enrich biological diversity and conserve geological features. It also helps sustain natural systems, which provide the core "services" we all depend on like food, fresh water and clean air. In this way they contribute to economic growth and social well-being and are integral to sustainable development. JNCC itself is a forum that brings together the UK's four country conservation bodies. They advise Government and a wide range of bodies to help join up policy and to deliver a strong and cost-effective evidence base by helping to see that the best possible return is achieved from investment in research and surveillance in the UK and internationally. As chair of the Marine Protected Areas Sub-Committee we ensure that scientific advice on designating marine reserves across the UK is robust
URL http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-5349
 
Description Member of the UK Government's Natural Capital Committee (NCC) - an independent advisory committee that provides advice to the government on the sustainable use of natural capital - that is, our natural assets including forests, rivers, land, minerals and oceans as well as the benefits we derive from them, such as food, recreation, clean water, hazard protection and clean air. The NCC reports to the Economic Affairs (EA) Committee of the Cabinet.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/natural-capital-committee
 
Description Membership of the UK Fisheries Economics Network (UKFEN)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.seafish.org/about-seafish/news-and-events/news/uk-fisheries-economic-network-brings-toget...
 
Description Multiple Ocean KE activities at UN climate change conference (UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, November 2017)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The PML Team (C. Turley (CT), T. Keizer and A. Queir?s) participated in the UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany where they led/contributed to 5 events incl. EU Oceans Day and the UN Oceans Action Day. PML had an exhibition stand, achieved various media outreach including a live broadcast on the WWF Climate Facebook site and PML led/contributed to strategic and informative publications. CT's NERC KE Fellowship was essential in facilitating these activities, including additional support through on-going collaborations with PML, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON and BNP Paribas, for example in staffing of the exhibition stand and the production of policy guides (see www.oceansofimpact.global). CT organised the EU Oceans Day side event, the science panel for UN Oceans Action Day and the UN side event held in the WWF pavilion and each had high level science and policy speakers. The side event she organised in the GB pavilion showcased UK marine science. She also facilitated and mentored young scientists from PML, POGO and BIOACID to engage the delegates at the exhibition stand and one (AQ) to have a speaking role in one side event. Many state and non-state actors announced initiatives for climate action, including the launch of the Ocean Pathway Initiative, to link healthy oceans with climate change action through the UN climate processes.
URL http://www.oceansofimpact.global
 
Description Multiple Science -policy activities at the UNFCCC COP, Poland (2018)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I led the numerous successful activities by PML at the UNFCCC COP in Poland, working with numerous partners creating high level side events and an exhibition stand.
 
Description NBC Climate change programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description NERC Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Advisory Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://noc.ac.uk/science-technology/marine-resources/energy/marine-renewables/knowledge-exchange-pro...
 
Description Oslo-Paris Convention (OSPAR)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Overseas Territories Sustainability Inquiry
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description PML at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Party (COP) 18, Doha, Qatar
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Policy input and activities at the UN Sustainable Development Goal Conference on the Ocean (SDG14):
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact There were several activities before and during the UN Ocean conference: 1. Membership of the UN SDG Informal Preparatory Working Group 3 (IPWG3); included co-writing the background paper on ocean acidification for SDG14 for the UN Ocean Conference in New York. 2. Participation in the UN Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, at the UN,) based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Activities included: a) Initiated and facilitated a UK (Defra) led side event on Ocean acidification: what can we do about it? I co-organised this with UN Convention on Biological Diversity for Defra, wrote the application, selected and invited speakers (3 from UKOA), and organised logistics for presentations. UK was therefore able to play a leading role at the Ocean Conference. b) Invited panel speaker Ocean Acidification: Status, risks and options in the official UN Partnership Dialogue 3 (PD3) and panel on SDG14.3 on ocean acidification and co-authored its report to the UN General Assembly. PD3 was broadcast live and can be viewed here: www.unmultimedia.org/avlibrary/asset/1901/1901774/. c) PML led exhibition stand Oceans of Impact: Challenges to solutions - enabling engagement with delegates on the role of science.
 
Description Presentation to European Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Productive Seas Evidence Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/marine/science/ukmmas/marg/pseg.htm
 
Description Providing advice on climate change to Bangladesh Government Officials
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Severn Barrage Inquiry - Provision of Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Sir Charles Hendry Tidal Lagoon Inquiry Round table, UKERC London July
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description UK contribution to discussions on ocean acidification by the Informal Consultative Process of the UN Convention on Law of the Sea
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description UK nominated participation in Scoping Meeting of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for Special Report on Climate Change and Oceans and Cryosphere (Monaco, 6-9 December 2016)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The report from the scoping meeting has helped form the basis for the IPCC SROCCC which is now being drafted
URL https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srocc/
 
Description UKMMAS Member of Productive Seas Evidence Group (PSEG)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/marine/science/ukmmas/marg/pseg.htm
 
Description UNFCCC COP, Poland
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact UNFCCC COP24 Poland - led side events at UK, WWF, Pacific pavilion and a UN side event organisation/lead), co-organiser of Oceans Action Event, speaker in high level closing session, invited speaker at IPCC SR1.5 session and speaker or chair in 4 sessions I organised). Several media interviews were given. Worked with Defra - and created speaking platform for UK Ministerial speaker and Head of Marine at Defra. Also had exhibition stand and created a summary for policy makers. Benefits include increased knowledge transfer to policy makers and good engagement with policy makers and other stakeholders which influences evidence based decision making
 
Description VECTORS Policy Postcard
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Water Quality Inquiry - Provision of Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written evidence submitted by the Natural Environment Research Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description X-PRIZE for Ocean Acidification
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description British Council Researcher Links grant
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2016
 
Description Defra Invitation to Tender on Natural Capital Approach to the Marine Environment to Aid Decision Making Kick off
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2021
 
Description Norwegian POLARPROG funding call
Amount £89,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Council of Norway 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Researcher Links grant
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2015
 
Description VNP Health and Wellbeing
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N013573/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2019
 
Title Indicators of marine ecosystem services, benefits and functions 
Description Indicators of all marine ecosystem services, with associated metrics, have been developed that will support assessments 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The indicators are being taken up and used in Marine Ecosystems Research Programme, the Marine Science Coordination Committee Modelling group and across the EU. 
 
Title Valuation of offshore marine ecosystem services 
Description Development and application of valuation of ecosystem services at an offshore marine site: the Dogger Bank, where policy and management decisions need to be made 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact none yet 
 
Title Development of a fish and demersal species model to consider life traits experiments under ocean acidification and warming 
Description We developed a new model based on SS-DBEM species distribution model which uses projected environmental variables (e.g. temperature, salinity, O2, pCO2, primary production and currents) from the coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical models. It uses current and past species distribution, the characteristics of the habitats (e.g. coral reef or distance from coast) and previous environmental conditions, (e.g. species habitat preference profile, Cheung et al., 2008). Given their importance, we considered possible changes in sea grass and seaweed coverage driven by simulated blooms, based on temperature and pH levels and potential effects on species attributed to habitat preferences. Next, the model combines past distribution of the species under study, with ecology and physiology theory based on both experiments and observations to parameterise the processes that drive responses to old and new conditions under scenarios of change (Cheung et al., 2011). These processes include individual growth rates, larval mortality and recruitment, and dispersal of larvae and adults. Instead of fixed values we allowed parameters values to change dynamically with the temperature and/or pH values projected by the biogeochemical model scenarios, according to experimental data or information derived from the literature. Finally, the model considers species interactions according to the size-spectrum theory (Jennings et al., 2008), to ensure the carrying capacity of individual geographical cells is not exceeded. The model outputs consisted of yearly changes of species distribution and biomass with a horizontal spatial resolution of 0.5° x 0.5°. These were then used to investigate the intensity and direction of change in species distribution and biomass, and were averaged by decades to account for natural variability, between "present" (1991-2000) and three "future" periods (2011-2020, 2041-2050 and 2090-2099). Potential catches for each species were estimated using Maximum Sustainable Yield principles, using projected species' biomass and their intrinsic population growth rate (McAllister et al. 2001). This approach has been validated for the North Atlantic fisheries projections (Froese et al., 2012; Fernandes et al., 2013). Data generated from experiments undertaken within the NERC UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA; Godbold and Solan, 2013; Queirós et al., 2014) were used to update model parameters. Information was supplemented with recently published literature on OAW (Hendriks, 2010; Melzner et al., 2009; Thomsen et al., 2010; Frommel et al., 2012; Schalkhausser et al., 2013). These further constrained the model parameters for commercially important species in the UK. Only results from exposure experiments running for longer than one month were used to limit the use of short-term experiments that are often quantifying responses to shock (Form and Riebesell, 2012; Williamson et al., 2013). Although longer experiments would be preferred, these are only now starting to emerge (Kroeker et al., 2013; Queirós et al., 2014; Mackenzie et al., 2014a,b). Experimental results were available for only a limited number of parameters for fish species, with more information available in the literature for shellfish (Wenberg et al 2012). The parameters for which experimental information was available include larval mortality (LM) from experiments with seabass (Pope et al., 2014); LM from Frommel et al. (2012) and length/weight relationship (LW) from Melzner et al. (2009) were available for cod; LM from Schalkhausser et al. (2013), LW, growth (G), larvae and adult dispersal for king-scallop; for blue mussel all of these parameters were available as well as additional information about adult mortality (AM) from Hendriks et al. (2010); and finally, for the common cockle we found bivalves generic parameters for LW and G (Hendriks, 2010), and AM from UKOA long-term soft sediment experiment (unpublished data, J.A. Godbold and M. Solan, University of Southampton). We excluded pelagic fish species since only one published paper on Atlantic Herring was found (Franke and Clemmesen, 2011). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The results are being shown in several international conferences. One publication in a high impact journal is expected. There is contacts to use the developed model in future projects. 
 
Title Development of a fish species model for Hilsa Shad and Bombay duck considering fishing in relation to MSY 
Description The SS-DBEM species model (Fernandes et al., 2013) has been adapted to consider fishing levels in relation to Maximum Sustainable Yield. The model has been tested with several climate and socio-economic scenarios for the 2 species with highest catches in Bangladesh (Hilsa Shad and Bombay Duck). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The results are being presented in several conferences. The model description and results has been submitted to a journal. The outputs of the model might be used in another 2 publications within the project. 
 
Title Hilsa Shad and Bombay Duck catches in Bangladesh Exclusive Economic Zone under climate change and socio-economic scenarios 
Description Outputs from three 76-years runs of a fish model for the Bay of Bengal, representing three different climate+socio-economic scenarios. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Several conferences and 2/3 papers using this data are expected. 
 
Title Total fish productivity in Bangladesh Exclusive Economic Zone under climate change and socio-economic scenarios 
Description Outputs from three 114-years runs of a fish model for the Bay of Bengal, representing three different climate+socio-economic scenarios. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Several conferences and 2/3 papers using this data are expected. 
 
Description AVOID2 FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow. 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change 2(AVOID2) NERC - DECC funded programme by: 1. contributing a section to their report 2. participating in the FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow.
Collaborator Contribution AVOID 2 led the report and DECC and FCO organised the workshop in Russia
Impact AVOID2 is multi-disciplinary consortium coordinated by the UK Met Office and funded by DECC, Defra and NERC. It aims to help provide Government analysts and climate negotiating teams in both the UK and internationally with the scientifically robust and policy relevant science needed to inform their decisions http://www.avoid.uk.net/. Outputs: 1.The report is available at http://avoid-net-uk.cc.ic.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/delightful-downloads/2015/02/AVOID2_WPA5_v2_final.pdf 2. Presentation on ocean acidification at the Moscow workshop 3. briefing UK and Russian policy makers prior to COP21
Start Year 2015
 
Description AVOID2 FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow. 
Organisation Department of Energy and Climate Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change 2(AVOID2) NERC - DECC funded programme by: 1. contributing a section to their report 2. participating in the FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow.
Collaborator Contribution AVOID 2 led the report and DECC and FCO organised the workshop in Russia
Impact AVOID2 is multi-disciplinary consortium coordinated by the UK Met Office and funded by DECC, Defra and NERC. It aims to help provide Government analysts and climate negotiating teams in both the UK and internationally with the scientifically robust and policy relevant science needed to inform their decisions http://www.avoid.uk.net/. Outputs: 1.The report is available at http://avoid-net-uk.cc.ic.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/delightful-downloads/2015/02/AVOID2_WPA5_v2_final.pdf 2. Presentation on ocean acidification at the Moscow workshop 3. briefing UK and Russian policy makers prior to COP21
Start Year 2015
 
Description AVOID2 FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow. 
Organisation Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change 2(AVOID2) NERC - DECC funded programme by: 1. contributing a section to their report 2. participating in the FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow.
Collaborator Contribution AVOID 2 led the report and DECC and FCO organised the workshop in Russia
Impact AVOID2 is multi-disciplinary consortium coordinated by the UK Met Office and funded by DECC, Defra and NERC. It aims to help provide Government analysts and climate negotiating teams in both the UK and internationally with the scientifically robust and policy relevant science needed to inform their decisions http://www.avoid.uk.net/. Outputs: 1.The report is available at http://avoid-net-uk.cc.ic.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/delightful-downloads/2015/02/AVOID2_WPA5_v2_final.pdf 2. Presentation on ocean acidification at the Moscow workshop 3. briefing UK and Russian policy makers prior to COP21
Start Year 2015
 
Description AVOID2 FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow. 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change 2(AVOID2) NERC - DECC funded programme by: 1. contributing a section to their report 2. participating in the FCO and Roshydromet workshop "Climate change: Risks to wellbeing and infrastructure" at the UK Embassy, Moscow.
Collaborator Contribution AVOID 2 led the report and DECC and FCO organised the workshop in Russia
Impact AVOID2 is multi-disciplinary consortium coordinated by the UK Met Office and funded by DECC, Defra and NERC. It aims to help provide Government analysts and climate negotiating teams in both the UK and internationally with the scientifically robust and policy relevant science needed to inform their decisions http://www.avoid.uk.net/. Outputs: 1.The report is available at http://avoid-net-uk.cc.ic.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/delightful-downloads/2015/02/AVOID2_WPA5_v2_final.pdf 2. Presentation on ocean acidification at the Moscow workshop 3. briefing UK and Russian policy makers prior to COP21
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboboration with NRN funded RESILCOAST project 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Time and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Time and intellectual input
Impact Just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description EU Project partnership:DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status 
Organisation European Commission
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PML leads a workpackage Socio-economic implications for achieving GES and participates in several of the other workpackages
Collaborator Contribution joint research and collaboration
Impact see website http://www.devotes-project.eu/ The work is interdisciplinary
Start Year 2012
 
Description Field programme in Bangladesh 
Organisation Bangladesh Agricultural University
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with Dr Munir Ahmed and Prof Mostafe Hossain to develop and implement a field programme of fisheries data collection from landing sites and official data centres in Bangladesh.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Field programme in Bangladesh (1-6 months progress) 
Organisation Bangladesh Agricultural University
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with Dr Munir Ahmed and Prof Mostafa Hossain to run a field programme of fisheries data collection from landing sites and official data centres in Bangladesh. The first 6 months data collection has provided valuable information in terms of species more abundant, size and relative abundance and prices. Prices and total sells affected by political situation and strikes. Due to this and the success of response getting response from the sellers, 6 months extension has been agreed (1 year initially).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Field programme in Bangladesh (1-6 months progress) 
Organisation Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with Dr Munir Ahmed and Prof Mostafa Hossain to run a field programme of fisheries data collection from landing sites and official data centres in Bangladesh. The first 6 months data collection has provided valuable information in terms of species more abundant, size and relative abundance and prices. Prices and total sells affected by political situation and strikes. Due to this and the success of response getting response from the sellers, 6 months extension has been agreed (1 year initially).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Mission BlueII 
Organisation National Geographic
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I participated in the Silvia Earle led National Geographic Mission Blue II Expedition to the coral triangle and was invited to give a TED talk to the 100 VIPs (these included Heads of State, industry and NGOs) and scientists on board. The TED talk has been published on the TED web pages in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution They paid for my participation in the expedition, helped with presentation design, rehearsal and filming and post production of the TED Talk.
Impact TED Talk is in production 6 days on board ship meant I was able to discuss ocean issues with all the VIPs - a captive audience if ever there was one.
Start Year 2015
 
Description NetComFish 
Organisation University of Malaya
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PML team has supported the preparation of workshops with stakeholders and coastal communities in Malaysia, the design of two MSc student projects and the supervision of these two students.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Malaya team has been responsible for the organisation and facilitation of stakeholder and community workshops. They also host the two MSc students and are responsible for their day to day supervision. The team have also been responsible for communicating with local policy-makers and relevant research networks about the project.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary team involving natural science (biology and ecosystem services sciences) and social science, planning and governance. Outcomes include two stakeholder workshops and workshops in coastal communities in the Klang Islands, Malaysia, a newsletter article, as series of scoping interviews with stakeholders and community members, engagement with the Penang Inshore Fishermen's Welfare Association (PIFWA) and interest by a local development company in supporting the project via its CSR fund
Start Year 2017
 
Description OCB OA subcommittee 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program Ocean Acidification Subcommittee. OCB is a US interagency body that coordinates major activities of the US Carbon Cycle Science Program and has a particular interest in OA http://www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/ I have been a member for the last 4 years, advising on international OA research, producing joint OCB-UKOA KE publications (OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts), and contributing to defining the formats and agendas of OCB OA meetings, including co-authoring a manuscript on transdisciplinary research in OA.
Collaborator Contribution NOAA and NSF organise the meetings, fund my travel. Members of OCB co-produced the OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts with me and we wrote a paper together.
Impact 1 & 2. Cooley, S., Mathis, J., Yates, K, and Turley, C. (2010 & 12) eds. Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification. U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme. Version 2. 24 September. www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs . 3. Joint publication in Oceanography: Yates, K.K., C. Turley, B.M. Hopkinson, A.E. Todgham, J.N. Cross, H. Greening, P. Williamson, R. Van Hooidonk, D.D. Deheyn, and Z. Johnson (2015) Transdisciplinary science: A path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society. Oceanography 28(2):212-225, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.43.
Start Year 2010
 
Description OCB OA subcommittee 
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program Ocean Acidification Subcommittee. OCB is a US interagency body that coordinates major activities of the US Carbon Cycle Science Program and has a particular interest in OA http://www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/ I have been a member for the last 4 years, advising on international OA research, producing joint OCB-UKOA KE publications (OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts), and contributing to defining the formats and agendas of OCB OA meetings, including co-authoring a manuscript on transdisciplinary research in OA.
Collaborator Contribution NOAA and NSF organise the meetings, fund my travel. Members of OCB co-produced the OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts with me and we wrote a paper together.
Impact 1 & 2. Cooley, S., Mathis, J., Yates, K, and Turley, C. (2010 & 12) eds. Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification. U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme. Version 2. 24 September. www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs . 3. Joint publication in Oceanography: Yates, K.K., C. Turley, B.M. Hopkinson, A.E. Todgham, J.N. Cross, H. Greening, P. Williamson, R. Van Hooidonk, D.D. Deheyn, and Z. Johnson (2015) Transdisciplinary science: A path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society. Oceanography 28(2):212-225, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.43.
Start Year 2010
 
Description OCB OA subcommittee 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program Ocean Acidification Subcommittee. OCB is a US interagency body that coordinates major activities of the US Carbon Cycle Science Program and has a particular interest in OA http://www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/ I have been a member for the last 4 years, advising on international OA research, producing joint OCB-UKOA KE publications (OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts), and contributing to defining the formats and agendas of OCB OA meetings, including co-authoring a manuscript on transdisciplinary research in OA.
Collaborator Contribution NOAA and NSF organise the meetings, fund my travel. Members of OCB co-produced the OA FAQ and 20 OA Facts with me and we wrote a paper together.
Impact 1 & 2. Cooley, S., Mathis, J., Yates, K, and Turley, C. (2010 & 12) eds. Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification. U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme. Version 2. 24 September. www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs . 3. Joint publication in Oceanography: Yates, K.K., C. Turley, B.M. Hopkinson, A.E. Todgham, J.N. Cross, H. Greening, P. Williamson, R. Van Hooidonk, D.D. Deheyn, and Z. Johnson (2015) Transdisciplinary science: A path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society. Oceanography 28(2):212-225, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.43.
Start Year 2010
 
Description PML_University of Exeter Collaboration: Wellbeing and the marine environment 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Created an approach to estimate the value of aquatic physical exercise using quality adjusted life years.
Collaborator Contribution Creation of the methodology through suggestions and contextual settings of outputs.
Impact An article for publication in a peer reviewed journal has been drafted and is being reviewed by co-authors. A funding proposal is being written up for submission to the ESRC for consideration. The team in multi-disciplinary consisting of environmental and health economists, psychologists and planning advisors.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation Marine Biological Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation South West Marine Energy Park
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy - PRIMaRE 
Organisation Wave Hub Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Committee: The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Collaborator Contribution The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the west, south, and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
Impact Annual meeting Workshops Production of a Research Strategy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Post-Doctorate Research Fellow: PML-UoE-PU 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea and Society (especially Dr Kayleigh Wyles and Prof. Mel Austen) are contributing to the partnership in regards to: a full-time research fellow, expertise in Social Sciences (Environmental Psychology), empirical research on the psychological benefits of the marine environment, and office and research facilities.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions from the University of Exeter include: access to library resources, collaborating with individuals with different expertise (e.g. Dr Mathew White), opportunities to network across institutions. Contributions from Plymouth University include: collaborating with individuals with different expertise (e.g. Dr Sabine Pahl)
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Post-Doctorate Research Fellow: PML-UoE-PU 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea and Society (especially Dr Kayleigh Wyles and Prof. Mel Austen) are contributing to the partnership in regards to: a full-time research fellow, expertise in Social Sciences (Environmental Psychology), empirical research on the psychological benefits of the marine environment, and office and research facilities.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions from the University of Exeter include: access to library resources, collaborating with individuals with different expertise (e.g. Dr Mathew White), opportunities to network across institutions. Contributions from Plymouth University include: collaborating with individuals with different expertise (e.g. Dr Sabine Pahl)
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description UKERC research 
Organisation UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PML led the Energy and Environment Theme and participated in collaborative research
Collaborator Contribution Research on: impacts on ecosystem services of marine renewable energy, on global impacts of energy on ecosystem services
Impact stakeholder meeting with policy makers and industry; working paper synthesising result aimed at stakeholders; publications
Start Year 2009
 
Description UNDP Ocean Conference 
Organisation Convention on Biological Diversity
Country Canada 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution UNDP Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, at the UN, New York) based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: PML's collaborated with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and UK Defra in the application and organisation of an official UN side event on Ocean Acidification. Gemma Harper, Deputy Director for Marine and Chief Social Scientist for Defra Group, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating panel members were Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity; Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO; Co-Coordinator UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme; Executive Director, JAMSTEC; BIOACID, GEOMAR and the University of Kiel; Coordinator EU ATLAS project, University of Edinburgh; Co-Chair, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network; Director of NOAA's OA programme; Director, Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, IAEA, Monaco.
Impact Official UN side event on Ocean Acidification at the UNDP Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, New York).
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNDP Ocean Conference 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UNDP Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, at the UN, New York) based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: PML's collaborated with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and UK Defra in the application and organisation of an official UN side event on Ocean Acidification. Gemma Harper, Deputy Director for Marine and Chief Social Scientist for Defra Group, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating panel members were Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity; Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO; Co-Coordinator UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme; Executive Director, JAMSTEC; BIOACID, GEOMAR and the University of Kiel; Coordinator EU ATLAS project, University of Edinburgh; Co-Chair, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network; Director of NOAA's OA programme; Director, Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, IAEA, Monaco.
Impact Official UN side event on Ocean Acidification at the UNDP Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, New York).
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation BNP Paribas
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation European Union
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network (GOA-ON)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Global Ocean Forum is the International Coastal and Ocean Organization
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Government of Seychelles
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Government Office for Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation International Atomic Energy Agency
Country Austria 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation The Royal Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution At the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn PML led the application and organised and participated in a number of side events and an exhibition stand.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations were extended with IOC-UNESCO, IAEA GHG, BIOACID, POGO, GOA-ON, BNP Paribas Foundation, WWF, EU, UK FCO, UK Defra, UK GOS, The Royal Society, The Government of Seychelles, GOA-ON, OPRI, The Global Ocean Forum, The Ocean and Climate Platform.
Impact Side events and an exhibition stand at UNFCCC COP23.
Start Year 2017
 
Description US-UK OpEd 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initiated and help draft a UK-USA OpEd between NOAA and Defra chief scientists published in the New York Times in autumn 2015.
Collaborator Contribution A joint drafting
Impact A greater awareness of ocean acidification issues amongst the public and other stakeholders, a greater closeness between UK and USA. This was science to policy
Start Year 2015
 
Description US-UK OpEd 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initiated and help draft a UK-USA OpEd between NOAA and Defra chief scientists published in the New York Times in autumn 2015.
Collaborator Contribution A joint drafting
Impact A greater awareness of ocean acidification issues amongst the public and other stakeholders, a greater closeness between UK and USA. This was science to policy
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Exeter collaboration 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of Oceans and Human Health area of research by bringing understanding of marine ecosystems and services to the collaboration
Collaborator Contribution contribution of expertise in human and public health
Impact Conference on Oceans and Human Health in March 2014; This produced the 'Message from Bedruthan' which called for a coordinated, transnational and interdisciplinary oceans and human health research programme in Europe. It recommended that research should be solutions-oriented, supporting health and wellbeing promotion and disease treatment, and informing maritime, environment, public health and innovation policy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description 'Resources for energy systems: Environmental considerations'. UKERC Annual Conference, Oxford University, March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to mixed audience of academics, policy makers, industry representatives across whole energy system as an introduction to a discussion session on Resources for Energy Systems. This created increased awareness of the complex interactions between environmental and energy policy drivers in the coasts and seas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description VECTORs seminar to Marine Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation on VECTORs at Marine Scotland seminar in Aberdeen 'VECTORS of Change in European Marine Ecosystems and their Socio-Economic Impacts'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 7th June Marine Plastics outreach at Yealmpton Primary School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Ran session of marine plastics with Year4 children at local school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 7th June PEMSEA webinar. Invited speaker. The ecosystem services (ES) approach, its application and the assessment of marine and coastal ecosystems to support marine management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 7th June PEMSEA webinar. Invited speaker. The ecosystem services (ES) approach, its application and the assessment of marine and coastal ecosystems to support marine management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Addressing uncertainty in projecting climate change impacts in marine ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about model uncertainty and how it can be communicated better way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.pices.int/meetings/international_symposia/2015/2015-Climate-Change/sci_program.aspx
 
Description Addressing uncertainty in projecting climate change impacts in marine ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions about model uncertainty, ways of dealing with it and communicating it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Advancing the Oceans and Climate Agenda for the Next Five Years, IOC-UNESCO, Paris, . 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a working group to plan and advance activities to promote the ocean and climate agenda in United Nations activities and agencies over the next 5 yrs and to ensure that the latest scientific evidence were a driving force in these plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advice to Georgina Ward Researcher for BBC OCEAN, part of the 'The Blue Planet' series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In 2017 I had a phone call and email exchanges about details of ocean acidification including checking facts and improving understanding. I gave the BBC researcher the names of other academic experts for further fact checking. In the last few month just prior and after the launch of Blue Planet II I have further advised on the BBC's final wording and response to questions from the public and climate deniers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article for newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following a stakeholder workshop that we organised in Mauritius, an article was written for the WIOMSA newbrief describing the workshop activities and the use of visual methods in research and stakeholder engagement, with the intention of informing a wider network about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wiomsa.org/download/wiomsa_newsbriefs_/2017/WIOMSA-Newsbrief-June-2017_Vol-22-No-2.pdf
 
Description Asia Research News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article introducing the project and the outcomes of the first workshop was published on the Asia Research News website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://researchsea.com/html/article.php/aid/11321/cid/3/research//university_of_malaya/nexus_thinki...
 
Description Blue Communities ecosystem service training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Training was given to Blue Communities project partners on ecosystem services concepts and frameworks, the use of ecosystem service approaches in marine planning and management and an introduction to environmental valuation methods. Training supported project partners to undertake the research involved in Blue Communities but also provided materials for them to use as training for other individuals in their institutes and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blue Solution Initiative webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17th January 2017 Blue Solution Initiative webinars through OpenChannels, on "Integrating marine ecosystem services". Keynote presentation - "The Ecosystem Service (ES) approach: Lessons Learned"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bridging the gap between energy and the environment: A synthesis of research conducted within the UKERC Energy & Environment theme. Hinton, E., Holland, R., Austen, M., Taylor, G. (eds.) (2014) UKERC Working Paper series, UKERC/WP/EE/2014/001 pp57 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Wide interest from policy and industry stakeholders

continued interest in energy and environment related research via SPLiCE (Defra) and UKERC phase 3. Email discussions on the interplay of solar panel deployment and agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3685
 
Description Briefing meeting with Defra re future UNFCCC COP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a key briefing for Defra's involvement at ocean events at the climate change negotiations resulting in UK Minister and high level Defra participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Canadian Healthy Oceans Network meeting - 2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue,Policy-Science success - one EU perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion on the approaches to bring policy, regulation and science closer together in Canada based on the example of this in the EU

I was asked to share experiences of policy - science interaction with other researchers as well as policu makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://chone.marinebiodiversity.ca/news/events/oceans-2020
 
Description Canadian Healthy Oceans Network project - CHONe II, member of Board of Directors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact member of Board of Directors guiding research activities of Canadian research network Canadian Healthy Oceans Network project - CHONe II,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.oceannetworks.ca/about-us/funders-partners/partners/canadian-healthy-oceans-network-chone
 
Description Castle Debates, Kings Cllege, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited debate on the state of the ocean, the talks led to a good debate and interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CoastWEB external advisory board meeting 15th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact External Advisory Board meeting to share research with stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CoastWEB team meeting Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Team meeting plus input from NRW as relevant stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Coastal Futures 2015: Ecosystems Goods and Services in the Marine Environment: Indicators and Monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave invited presentation at Coastal Futures 2015 on Ecosystems Goods and Services in the Marine Environment: Indicators and Monitoring, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Commonwealth Summit Ocean Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I lead on the Ocean Acidification event (exhibition stand, brochure and summary leaflet), UK Minister and other stopped and ask question and further interest by UK Government in the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conservation of natural resources in coastal ecosystems for the benefit of humankind and global balance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to get links with Malaysia researchers in order to trigger future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/QueensUniversityMarineLaboratory/research/Malaysia/
 
Description Conservation science/policy interface: challenges and opportunities symposium, Zoological Society of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'Multiple needs for science evidence in marine policy and regulation' invited presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution to the International Ocean Acidification Reference User Group (iOA-RUG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The OA-iRUG has received funding for a series of region RUG meetings to bring the issue of OA to key policy makers and stakeholders in vulnerable regions around the world. The first such meeting will be in Colombia with invitees from South and Central America and Carribean island nations. I have advised on the agenda, participants and helped author the regional Guide for Policy Makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Defra Ministerial workshops to shape the 25 year Environment Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ministerial workshops to shape the 25 year Environment Plan - discussion workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Defra-Sky High Level Ocean Event in the National History Museum, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A high-level event with key ocean influencers from UK Gov and industry as well as the UN Ocean Envoy and Commonwealth to launch Sky's Plastics programme. Michael Gove and David Attenbrough gave speaches as did CEO of Sky. Great opportunity to network and plan future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Developing methods to assess and project scenarios of ocean acidification on to populations, communities and ecosystem services. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Further discussion

Further discussions for future work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Development of first ever marine National Park 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in events (29 June, 7 December) and writing groups to develop proposals and launch prospectus for a possible first ever marine National Park in Plymouth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dynamic spatio-temporal hybrid life cycle analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions about how different economic models can be combined and used in marine research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EU's First Ocean of Tomorrow projects conference: what results so far?, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Questions, discussions, debate

People asked for more information about multiple impacts of marine ecosystem change and interdisciplinary research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=214AE216-9D52-521D-DD94DB4E1433F25E
 
Description Ecosystem Service Partnership. Marine Biome Expert Group Lead (http://www.es-partnership.org/esp) - has included organising yearly meetings in Costa Rica (2015), Bali (2014), South Africa (2016). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ecosystem Service Partnership. Marine Biome Expert Group Lead (http://www.es-partnership.org/esp) - has included organising yearly workshops in Costa Rica (2015), Bali (2014), South Africa (2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ecosystem Services presentation to the Oil Spill Response (OSR) Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact key note presentation to the Oil Spill Response (OSR) Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) raising awareness of opportunities to prioritise oil spill response measures by considering ecosystem services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Euroceans 2014, Panel discussions and presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion and presentation sparked interest in opportunities for valuing ecosystem services

Asked where to find further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.euroceanconferences.eu/news
 
Description European Maritime Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A participatory workshop was held to assess the economic benefits of marine protected areas in Europe. Over 50 people attended the workshop which sparked considerable debate on how to measure this impact and what impacts may accrue to other blue economy sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Evidence at the UN Sustainability Development Goal 14 - Life Below Water Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited panel speaker Ocean Acidification: Status, risks and options in the official UN Partnership Dialogue 3 (PD3) panel on SDG14.3 on ocean acidification and co-authored its report to the UN General Assembly. Moderated by Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, it featured presentations by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Head of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Holy See; Rahanna Juman, Deputy Director, Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago; David Osborn, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Environment Laboratories; and Carol Turley, Senior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Agostinho Mondlane, Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Mozambique, co-chaired the meeting. PD3 was broadcast live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.unmultimedia.org/avlibrary/asset/1901/1901774/
 
Description Exhibit stand at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress in Iloilo, Philippines (27-30 November 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An exhibition stand hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) was present throughout the PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress, where the research activities of PML in the Southeast Asia region were highlighted in particular the GCRF Blue Communities programme. The exhibition stand was managed by several members of the GCRF Blue Communities programme (Prof. Austen, Dr. Loveday, Dr. Cheung) as well as other staff from PML (Prof. Allen, Dr. Evers-King). Nearly 1000 delegates attended the Congress and visitors to the stand included the Ministers from the East Asia region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description First NetComFish workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We organised a workshop with stakeholders who have an in interest in the mangroves and/or their associated fishery in the Klang Islands. The purpose was to understand the inter-relationship between the different uses and pressures on the mangroves and to identify additional stakeholders with whom the project should interact. The workshop has been used to shape later activities in the project and to engage with a wider set of stakeholders including industry and businesses as well as local coastal communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://netcomfish.wixsite.com/netcomfish
 
Description GOA-ON NEA Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an opportunity for the scientist in the NE Atlantic to meet and build on their observation of ocean acidification in a joined up way and to share data sets and best practices. UK policy makers were in attendance as UK is supporting this activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global change in coastal marine ecosystems: science, policy and sustainable development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about global impacts on coastal systems in Brazil and UK and how to move forward research in this subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.imar.unifesp.br/v2/index.php/pos-graduacao-e-pesquisa/workshop-british-council
 
Description Health Oceans Productive Ecosystems: A European Conference for the marine environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation initiated discussion and request for further information.

Request for information and invitation to join a possible project proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hub session in Blue Economy Track at PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress in Iloilo, Philippines (27-30 November 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During the PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress, Partnership Hubs were held as side events with 7 tracks as the main themes and 3-5 sessions held within each track. Within the Blue Economy Track, 6 representatives from the GCRF Blue Communities partnership were involved in the session. Dr. Bell was the Chair of the Session, presentations were given by Prof. Austen, Dr. Praptiwi, Prof. Creencia, Prof. Fleming and Dr. Goh on the topic of "Interdisciplinary research to underpin sustainable planning and management for Blue Economy". This was followed by a discussion session with the speakers as panellists and the audience contributing to the discussions. The presentations sparked questions and discussion afterwards with the audience which comprised of representatives from intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and academia. The session enabled further networking opportunities and potential collaborations going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://eascongress2018.pemsea.org/eas-congress-2018/official-programme/partnership-hubs-programs/
 
Description Identifying the implications of different possible future trends for Horizon 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in exploratory, forward-looking workshop with a view to identifying the implications of different possible future trend for the implementation of Horizon 2020 in the year 2018-2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interdisciplinary marine research to make a difference to lives and livelihoods presentation at PlymSEF 2018, Plymouth, February 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on creating impact from research, stimulated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Plenary speaker at the Lessons from Two High CO2 Worlds Conference, Azores 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 200 scientists attended, I bridged the gap between science and policy showing them how science can influence policy through science based evidence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited expert to Planetary Health Brainstorming Meeting. Yale Center for the Study of Globalization/Rockefeller Foundation. New York. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 7th Dec 2016 Invited expert to Planetary Health Brainstorming Meeting. Yale Center for the Study of Globalization/Rockefeller Foundation. New York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited presentation 'Natural Capital: Can it be operationalised for the marine environment?'at Coastal Futures Conference, Royal Geographic Society, London. 23-24 Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Austen was invited to give a platform presentation at the Coastal Future conference, at the Royal Geographical Society, London (23-24 January 2019). The presentation was entitled 'Natural Capital: Can it be operationalised for the marine environment?'. The audience was able to ask questions and engage in discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://coastal-futures.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Austen-Natural-Capital-Can-it-be-operationlise...
 
Description Invited seminar at UCL and discussions with postgrads, with follow-up enquires for information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was an invited seminar but as there were a group of MSc students studying the ocean for their disseration there was further discussion with this group and this resulted in follow up email enquiries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Linking ecosystem change & economics' at MSCC/MASTS Bioeconomic modelling & policy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave presentation on 'Linking ecosystem change & economics' at MSCC/MASTS Bioeconomic modelling & policy workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MERP policy briefing for Defra, London 27 Sep 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of marine ecosystem service research and its relevance to current marine policy developments in Defra
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MSCC/MASTS Bioeconomic Modelling in Policy & Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Current policy making issues and how existing bioeconomic models can help on those were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MSCC/MASTS Ecosystem Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about the use of ecosystem modelling to support policy and societal needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Marine Management Organisation (MMO) visit to PML 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Marine Management Organisation (MMO) visit to PML: Dickon Howell, Acting Chief Scientific Advisor and Adam Cook Head of Evidence met for 3 hours
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marine Management Organisation MMO Science Alignment Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MMO Science Alignment Workshop to align UK marine science research to the evidence needs of the MMO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marine Management Organisation and WWF Marine Pioneer workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed to Marine Management Organisation and WWF workshop onDefra's Marine Pioneer (Woking, 28 Jun)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Marine Natural Capital Workshop for Defra and Defra agencies . 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PML organised a workshop and Prof Mel Austen and Dr Nicola Beaumont provided scene setting presentations to explore what is known about UK marine natural capital and its valuation with Defra and Defra agencies such as Marine Management Organisation, Natural England, JNCC, Scottish Natural Heritage, Marine Scotland as well as international participants from TEEB and academia. Abingdon, Oxford 13 Jun 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Marine Plastic Debris Meeting with international lawyers at Dentons London 4 Apr 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed impact of plastics on marine ecosystem services and the legal implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Marine and Coastal Policy Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion among the audience and with potential collaborators

Discussions have been held about follow-up projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Marine modelling conference (Plymouth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact About 120 researchers heard how models like theirs are being combined with other biophysical models in an innovative integrated approach.

None in the short term
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Marine science and policy: match and mismatch Opening Keynote presentation at North Sea Science Conference, Ostend, November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An international audience of policy makers, Belgian and EU politicians and academics attended my opening keynote presentation to the North Sea Open Science Conference in Ostend, Belgium, 7th November 2016. I set the theme for the conference which was reflected in further discussion after my presentation and during the remainder of the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mautritius workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stakeholder workshop with participants from across the Western Indian Ocean, primarily NGOs, but also policy-makers. Workshop objectives were to: 1) Gather evidence of strategies that have been or could be used in the Western Indian Ocean to build resilience among coastal communities facing changes in coral reefs and strategies focused on coral reefs; 2) Capture lessons learnt about the different approaches, what has worked (or not), where and why. In particular understand to what extent ecosystem services language and approaches facilitate development and implementation of such strategies in the WIO context; 3) Trial a visual method of community engagement involving image exchange, participatory mapping, creation of mini coast-scapes and participatory video to assess resilience strategies. 4) Draw together a diverse group of stakeholders from across the WIO who may be interested in future collaboration. Each of these objectives were met and many participants highlighted their interest in working with us in future and for having a go at the visual method we developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with fishing community stakeholders in Palawan, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mel Austen and Western Philippines University researchers (WPU) visited Purok Marikit, a village of around 400 people built on stilts in the coastal mangrove of Palawan, Philippines. WPU introduced the Blue Communities Programme and its Coordinator (Mel Austen) to an organised gathering of .around 20 people (mostly women with their children) including the leader of seaweed harvesting. This was followed by a question and answer session and discussion. The stakeholder community was very engaged. Issues we discussed included Marine Plans (they have one), the importance to them of sustainability for future generations; difficulties that there is not enough enforcement of protected areas so poachers encroach - the municipality is supposed to enforce marine protected areas but don't have sufficient resource; the coastal community would like training in marketing and adding value to fish and dried fish and other marine products; and support systems to get their products to market. They displayed some examples of creative art that had been made from washed up plastic waste which they are keen to bring to market. We discussed fish for food vs fish for cash. Fish is for cash to buy rice, villagers only eat the fish if there is more than they need for cash. Fishing is in both open coast, but close to shore, or within the mangrove.They have a middleman system who gives loans but buys fish at a cheaper rate in return. The villagers were very interested in Blue Communities and are keen to develop the opportunities it presents for improving their livelihoods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Member of Expert panel of "MarES: Changing uses and values of marine ecosystem services in the Norwegian Arctic" A Norwegian Research Council (Marinforsk) funded project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Member of Expert panel of "MarES: Changing uses and values of marine ecosystem services in the Norwegian Arctic" A Norwegian Research Council (Marinforsk) funded project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Modelling ocean acidification impact: from biological experiments (through models) to economic assessment and social impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Internal project presentation. Discussions held informed future development of work

Increased discussion among research team members and with other OA projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Multiple media interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2017 I advised BBC (Roger Harrabin) of activities and opportunities for reporting ocean acidification (OA)and other ocean stressors at COP23 and on the BIOACID final report resulting. This resulted in 6 TV and radio interviews in 24 hours. These activities raise the issue of OA and other climate related ocean stressors to the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NERC UnEarthed Exhibition (Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland) - November 2017 - Emma McKinley, Jordi Pages, Meghan Alexander, Nicky Beaumont. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NERC funded STEM event visited by over 2000 people, generating much excitement, interest and enthusiasm in saltmarshes and the variety of roles they play and benefits they provide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Biodiversity Conference 'New Horizons for Nature' ,Dublin Castle 19-21 Feb 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Austen attended and presented at the National Biodiversity Conference 'New Horizons for Nature' , Dublin Castle, Ireland 19-21 Feb. Prof. Austen was an invited panel member for session ''How can we value natural capital in marine ecosystems?'' and gave an introductory presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.biodiversityconference.ie/
 
Description Natural Capital Committee Annual Report Launch (2019) Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Natural Capital Committee Annual Report Launch (2019) at the Royal Society, London 5 Feb. (Defra Sec of State and Shadow Sec of State both present) with panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Natural Capital Committee meeting: Research priorities for natural capital 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Natural Capital Committee meeting: Research priorities for natural capital - discussion of implications for research funders and policy departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Natural Capital Committee metrics workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Natural Capital Committee workshop to scope a potential set of metrics to assess and account for natural capital in an England / UK context
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Natural Capital Initiative Dialogue - integrating the management of catchments, coast and the sea 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Natural Capital Initiative Dialogue - Natural Capital without boundaries: integrating the management of catchments, coast and the sea through partnership at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - invited workshop participant. Report produced
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description News article on PML website 'MMO's Chief Scientific Advisor visits PML' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article to inform of a visit to PML from Dr Sam Burgess: Chief Scientific Advisor at the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Dr Burgess recently took over from PML's Dr Mel Austen after Mel decided to step down as the first Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to the MMO, to concentrate on her internationally recognised scientific commitments.


The news article will have served to inform our audience of the change in role and increased overall knowledge on the importance of the CSA within the MMO. It would also have promoted both PML science and the role of the MMO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/MMO's_Chief_Scientific_Advisor_visits_PML
 
Description News article on PML website 'New call for Oceans and Human Health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact News article on website to highlight and promote a unanimous call for a coordinated, transnational and interdisciplinary Oceans and Human Health research programme in Europe.

The article will have increased the potential reach of this information and promoted this call to PML stakeholders including collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/New_call_for_Oceans_and_Human_Health
 
Description News article on PML website 'Social impacts and value of marine activities reviewed in new report' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This news article was intended to draw attention to the release of a new report, and highlight its recommendations as to how the evidence base could be improved and provides the first step in understanding what is needed to fulfil the legal requirements of marine planning.


The article raised the profile of the report and the activities which led up to the report, most notably the interdisciplinary group led by PML's Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou, which involved undertaking a full review of available literature relating to impact, value, drivers of change and adaptation as well as a stakeholder consultation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. By highlighting the results of this study, the website article made the information more accessible to stakeholders including decision makers and those involved in marine planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/Social-impacts-and-value-of-marine-activities-revi
 
Description Northern Ireland Science Festival, Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was an invited panel member for an event organised by The Royal Society - Resilient oceans in a changing world - at the Northern Ireland Science Festival, Feb 2018, we also judged a schools art competition formed from plastic collected on the coast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ocean Guide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An ocean challenge badge, a resource for scout and guide groups as well as teachers has been published and distributed around the globe.

The Ocean Challenge Badge has been the most popular of all the challenge badges and is now being reprinted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3465e/i3465e.pdf
 
Description Outcomes from the GCRF Blue Communities Partner Hub Session within the Blue Economy track of the PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress was included in the Daily Bulletin and the recommended actions for PEMSEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The GCRF Blue Communities' Blue Economy Hub Session was included in the PEMSEA EAS Congress Daily bulletin (which was distributed to delegates). Additionally the outcomes and discussions from the Blue Economy hub session were included in the recommended action for PEMSEA, which was to "promote integrated planning for improving ocean health and socio-economic benefits in their regional action plans. Including the development, implementation and financing of national ocean policies".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://eascongress2018.pemsea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Summary-of-the-EAS-Congress-Internation...
 
Description PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress 2018: Exhibition stand showcasing science and research conducted by PML in collaboration with East Asian partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plymouth Marine Laboratory is a Partner of PEMSEA and had an exhibition stand throughout the PEMSEA East Asian Seas Congress, where the research activities of PML in the Southeast Asia region were highlighted in particular the GCRF Blue Communities programme, ACCORD project and other activities . The exhibition stand was managed by several members of staff from PML including the GCRF Blue Communities programme (Prof. Austen, Dr. Loveday, Dr. Cheung) as well as ACCORD (Prof. Allen) and other staff from PML (Dr. Evers-King). Nearly 1000 delegates attended the Congress and visitors to the stand included school groups, undergraduate students, representatives from NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and the Ministers from the East Asia region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation at careers event at local primary school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participation at careers event at local primary school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in Ocean Values workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop included preliminary discussion around ideas of net gain and how this could be taken forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Plymouth and Brexit: Perspective of Marine Research Organization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on marine science undertaken by Plymouth marine research organisations and concerns and benefits of BREXIT as a piece that stimulated further audience discussion and debate within plenary and subsequent small breakout group sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/business/summit-hears-how-plymouth-could-383512
 
Description Plymouth and Brexit: Perspective of Marine Research Organization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearances on local/national television (ITV, BBC) associated with presentation given at Plymouth and Brexit conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation - CoastWEB: Experiences from the interdisciplinary coalface 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at VNP conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the University of Hertfordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation was attended by academics from the University of Hertfordshire

No impacts evident as yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation of Ecosystem services and human health and well-being by Olivia Rendon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at VNP conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Blue Communities and participation in GCRF panel discussion at National Oceanography Centere Association, London 1 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented Blue Communities project to audience. Discussed GCRF projects during subsequent panel discussion. Raised awareness among marine scientists and practitioners of opportunities and challenges in engaging in marine research and GCRF challenge work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on marine natural capital 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation, at a workshop organised by the Natural Capital Coalition as part of their work to develop a natural capital protocol for the ocean, summarised the issues and opportunities around applying the the natural capital approach to the marine environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on marine natural capital decision support tools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation described how a natural capital approach could be applied to support the planning process, and led directly to a request to explore how a natural capital approach could be applied in sustainability appraisal for marine plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Crown Estate (Mike Cowling) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Request from the group to write a proposal to carry out relevant research.

Possible short and long term funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Preserntation to the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Kuala Lumpur (January 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mel Austen (project leader) presented the Blue Communities Programme to various staff including the Director at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA). This provided useful connections as MIMA is.a policy research institute set up by the Malaysian Government providing them with assistance and support national maritime policy planning and implementation. We discussed our approaches in Blue Communities and how we might together work with MIMA towards meeting our aims and objectives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Projecting Fish Production Under Climate Change: A Comparative Analysis Across Three Vulnerable Deltas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry on a related project (DECCMA) which builds over ESPA work.

None known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/deccma/projects_database/blog/?action=story&id=56
 
Description Public lecture on natural capital for local environmental group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lively debate followed this 60 minute lecture about natural capital, ecosystem services, and economic valuation of the marine environment, particularly around the pros and cons of valuation. A poll before and after the presentation showed that members of the audience had changed their views as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Society, National Science Week event at the Natural History Museum, Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lovely engagement event, lots of questions following the talks from the 3 speakers and finally we got to judge the best sculpture made from plastics by school children which got some publicity in N Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SATV (South Asian Television) in Bangladesh. National news. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for the national tv about our fisheries and development work in Bangladesh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SPLiCE Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited attendee to co-develop SPLiCE programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SWEEP-Defra Environmental Analysis Unit-LEEP discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Joined discussions at Defra Environmental Analysis Unit meeting at LEEP, U Exeter Business School where there were natural capital presentations and discussions (including NERC SWEEP and Marine Pioneer) on 8 Oct 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Second NetComFish workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A second workshop with stakeholders relevant to the Klang Islands mangroves and associate fishery was conducted to examine stakeholders' and coastal community members' aspirations for the future of the mangroves. The outcomes will be used to fine-tune future stakeholder engagement and direct the remainder of the project activities. One outcome is that one of the development companies involved with the removal of the mangroves on one of the Klang Islands has invited the project team to work with them to see how mangroves can be integrated within their future development activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar for the Blue Communities Malaysia talk series entitled "Blue Communities: an interdisciplinary approach to building research capacity and developing marine management for the benefit of coastal communities" on 18th February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As part of a UK-funded Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project titled 'Building capacity for sustainable interactions with marine ecosystems for the benefit of the health, well-being, food security and livelihoods of coastal communities in East and Southeast Asia' (http://www.blue-communities.org/), a talk organised by the Blue Communities Malaysian team and co-organised by the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment and Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, was presented by Prof Austen. This was an opportunity for academics from across other faculties and departments to ask questions and further understand the interdisciplinary approach of the research being conducted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/2994049550612544/
 
Description Seminar in Iceland, and meeting with UK Ambassador and Icelandic Minister and interviews for National Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar and discussions by the Iceland Nature Conservation Association Reykjavík and the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MRFI) with follow on discussions with the UK Ambassador and Icelandic Minister at the Embassy with regard ocean acidification and the FCO Ocean report and UK's revewed interest in the ocean and the importance of global ocean acidification observations (Iceland has important observation stations and needs long term funding). The media was in attendance at the seminar and I gave several other interviews during the day (by coincidence the IPCC1.5 report was published that day - and they used me as an expert to interview on that as well as on acidification and need for global obs.
Fishing News (target is the fishing industry) asked for copies of my talk. Apart from the url given below other examples of media interviews are here:

Mbl.is, which is the website for the daily Morgunbladid.þ https://www.mbl.is/frettir/taekni/2018/10/08/hafinu_stafar_haetta_af_hlynun_jardar/

RUV TV news tonight. The latter link is a unusually long for for TV news. http://www.ruv.is/frett/sjor-surnar-hradar-vid-island-en-annars-stadar and
http://www.ruv.is/spila/klippa/surnun-sjavar-hrodust-her


http://www.visir.is/g/2018181008806/hafid-i-framvardarlinu-loftslagsbreytinga
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ruv.is/spila/ruv/kastljos/20181022
 
Description Society and the Sea Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Three presentations given on the preliminary findings of NetComFish, focusing on the Klang Islands, Malaysia and covering (1) the links between mangroves and fisheries; (2) links between mangrove ecosystem services and well-being, and (3) on visions for the future of mangroves by communities and stakeholders. Discussion had on empowerment and engagement of communities in mangrove restoration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stakeholder workshop in Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This participative workshop was convened with NGO representatives as well as practitioners to 1) share and receive feedback on the work that Coral Communities has undertaken assessing resilience strategies in the Western Indian Ocean, and strengthen this assessment with international examples of best practice; 2) brainstorm the potential of ecosystem services approaches to enhance marine management in the UK and internationally, in particular the improved implementation of strategies to build social and ecological resilience; and 3) showcase novel visual methods trialled with communities in Mauritius and Zanzibar, let participants try out this method, and gather examples and experiences of where visual methods are being used effectively elsewhere. A report was prepared from this workshop and shared with participants. Discussions were held on next steps and participants reported interest in working with us again in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/Research/Projects/Coral_Communities
 
Description Sustainable Blue Economies Conference, Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The interview I did was for Kenya TV for a broadcast story on the Blue Economy in Swahili! Although the interviews are in English. I imagine that it was heard by many but no idea on the impact. a longer interview is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4s95gG4nVOA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dfGeuxD9lHMSScn2eYs7qjm6rvbe1fQV/view
 
Description Sustainable Blue Economies Conference, Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I attended this UN Conference on the Sustainable Blue Economy in Nairobi to have discussions and network, make contacts for PML current and future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.3 (on Ocean Acidification) webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I reported on PML's commitments to SDG14.3 and future plans - these were very well received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Symposium to Asian Governmental and Non-Governmental Institutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk successfully involved audience participation and resulted in questions and discussions afterwards.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description TED talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In 2015 I was invited to do a TED talk on-board a National Geographic ship as part of the Mission Blue II expedition to the Pacific coral triangle. There were 100 policy makers, leaders of charitable foundations and leading communicators from all areas. The unedited TED talk was published in Dec 2017 and is now live on the TED Archive for access by anyone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz76XnYk0tQ&feature=youtu.be
 
Description The Natural Capital Approach and its use in coastal and marine management' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at South West Marine Natural Capital conference, Exeter, July to set the scene on marine natural capital. Much discussion afterwards. Follow up from conference to implement marine natural capital accounting in the region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk/uploads/1/5/4/4/15448192/workshop_report_natural_capital.pdf
 
Description The Royal Meteorological Society, Minimising Climate Risks Meeting, Imperial College, Jan 2018 (invited speaker). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was an invited speaker at this day long event at The Royal Meteorological Society. The audience filled in a questionairre and my presentation received an excellent (69%), the highest for all the talks with the exception of Claire Perry (BEIS) who received 72%! Since then I have been invited to write an article for Weather - the RMetS's journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN Ocean Conference's SDG Media Zone (organized by United Nations Foundation) panel interviews. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was part of a live panel discussion on the importance of the ocean to sustainable development. It reached people all over the world through UN Web TV, a sister event SDG Live Bologna at the G7 and on social media. The former are available on YouTube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser of 2 expert panel side-events (at the GB pavilion and WWF pavilion) and speaker in 5 side events, co-organiser of UN Ocean Action Day and the EU Oceans Day. PML was also the led in the exhibition - Oceans of Impact and related KE material. Each side event was 90 min long with an expert panel from UN organisation, leading scientists, NGOs and some early career scientists. Each side event had to be aplied for formally, negotiations has to be carried out with the UN, the EU and FCO for content and invitees, invitations issued, guidance given and the logistics of the day and its format organised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.oceansofimpact.global
 
Description VNP lecture series. Making Nature Investable? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On expert panel guiding discussion following presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Valuing Nature Programme meeting 'Health & Wellbeing' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Valuing Nature Programme meeting to help shape the 'Health & Wellbeing' funding call, London, invited as Programme Advisory Group Member
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Marine Management Organisation Board and Executive Team to Plymouth Marine Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Marine Management Organisation's (MMO) Board and Executive Team visited Plymouth Marine Laboratory for the morning of 26 September 2018. They were shown examples of UKRI funded work including GCRF Blue Communities, Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP), NERC SWEEP, NERC National Capability. Discussions enabled MMO to realise they could make greater use of outputs from these projects, and influence the direction of work in them, via greater collaboration, with potential for improved outcomes in their role as regulators of the marine environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Therese Coffey Minister Defra Marine Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented aspects of Blue Communities and underpinning ecosystem services research to Therese Coffey MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with responsibility for marine environment during her visit to Plymouth Marine Laboratory (1st March 2018). She was interested in what we were doing and asked questions about the partners and the issues faced by them and by our programme and its approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Waterborne Technology Platform 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on socio-economic implications of changes in marine ecosystems to the shipping industry and businesses of the EU Waterborne Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Webinar on Ecosystem Service Mapping in the Severn Estuary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation, for the Ecosystems Knowledge Network webinar series, discussed approaches to mapping ecosystem services in the Severn Estuary and Inner Bristol Channel, with follow-up questions and discussions about applying and expanding the method, and how the study had been used by local groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Women in STEM - presentation at National Marine Aquarium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk about my research career at local meeting of 'Women in STEM' - at National Marine Aquarium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop: common UK-US perspective on marine ecosystem economics to support marine spatial planning, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks led to new understanding of role of ecosystem valuation in marine policy

position paper on role of ecosystem valuation in marine spatial planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description World Meteorological Organization, 44th session of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give the latest update on ocean acidifcation to the World Meteorological Organization, 44th session of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), CO2 in the Atmosphere-Ocean System: Impacts and feedbacks, Geneva, Sept 2017. Since then GESAMP have invited me to be their nominee as a expert to the UN Regular Process's World Ocean Assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description face to face meeting with all SE Asia partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mel Austen (Blue Communities Leader) made Visits to the Partner institutes in Southeast Asia (Centre for Sustainable Energy & Resources, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia; Western Philippines University; Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam; and University of Malaya, Malaysia soon after the start of the project to engage with the project participants and strengthen relations.Christopher Taysom (PML Director of Finance) similarly visited all partners as part of Due Diligence to investigate discuss institute governance and finance proceses and procedures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description stakeholder meeting: Bridging the gap between energy and the Environment, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop engaged in discussion of gaps between energy and environment policy and science

production of a position paper circulated widely to energy and environment stakeholders (policy, regulators, industry)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description visit of Mr. Xu JIN, head of commercial section of the Chinese Embassy in London, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented PML marine renewables research to Chinese delegates including Mr. Xu JIN, head of commercial section of the Chinese Embassy in London, at a meeting to discuss Chinese involvement in marine renewable energy development in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • PEMSEA Blue Economy Forum, Thailand 14-15 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 2 day Blue Economy Forumin Bangkok, Thailand was organised by Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), an intergovernmental organization operating in East Asia to foster and sustain healthy and resilient oceans, coasts, communities and economies across the region. The meeting was attended by decision-makers and leading experts from ministries, industry, academe and international organizations. There were 185 participants from various agencies from the international, regional and national level as well as representatives from NGOs, learning institutions and the private sector. I was invited to co-chair the two sessions on State of Oceans and Coasts (SOC) Reports sessions which reported on 9 countries in the region. This gave me an opportunity to introduce and present the GCRF Blue Communities project and to meet . The presentation, as well as my comments throughout the meeting, generated considerable regional interest in the project including one to one discussions with e.g. Gordon Johnson of UNDP and Jerker Tamelander of UNEP, and Ms. Cheryl Rita Kaur, Head, Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment, Maritime Institute of Malaysia who invited me to visit her organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • UKRI GCRF/Salzburg Global Seminar co-sponsored session 605 - Climate Change, Conflict, Health, and Education: Targeting Interdisciplinary Research to Meet the SDGs; Salzburg 17-21 Mar. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Salzburg Seminar Session 605 was a global gathering of GCRF and other researchers, policymakers, humanitarian and development agencies, and philanthropic foundations. The program promoted dialogue that spans research, policy and practice, incorporated representative voices in the research agenda-setting process, and examined how research
for development is actually conducted, communicated, and translated into impact. Discussions ranged freely. My interventions prompted greater consideration of the needs of Coastal Communities in the global south by the participants, and consideration of the needs of, and challenges for early career researchers working within GCRF programmes. Networking activities led to collaboration on a joint proposal for funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018