PML Today's Models, tomorrow's futures (ecosystem models and observing systems)

Lead Research Organisation: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Abstract

Ecosystem models and observing systems. As our global environment changes, due to natural variation and human activities, it is important to try to understand what these changes are, why they are happening and what effect they will have on the ecosystems and, therefore, the subsequent impact upon society. Modelling is an important tool in this respect as mathematical simulations of key biological and chemical processes are developed in order to predict a range of scenarios, from the workings of a food web to how a spill event may progress. These informed predictions can then be used to assist environmental managers and policy makers in developing sustainable management strategies. By comparing model results with real observations, we can assess our current understanding and help us to target future research effort at the gaps in our knowledge. Ecosystem models are only as good as the knowledge base and data that lies behind them. PML maintains the Western Channel Observatory (WCO) to study, in the context of global climate change, the regional effects of ecosystem variability in the western English Channel. There is a long history of in situ observation at several stations in the area; these include hydrography, nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton, demersal and pelagic fish, and benthic measurements. This range of observations makes it an exceptional area for investigating long-term change and validating ecosystem models. Key research areas include: a) coupled hydrodynamic ecosystem models; b) the changing marine environment; c) monitoring and validation; d) forecasting; e) sediments; f) carbon capture and storage.

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Allen J (2010) Marine ecosystem response to multiple climatic and anthropogenic drivers: A modelling approach in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology

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Allen J (2009) A multivariate approach to model skill assessment in Journal of Marine Systems

 
Title Cross currents - UKESM described through poetry 
Description Through the cross currents project, five PML scientist was paired with five poets from Plymouth University. After meeting and discussing the scientists work, the poet prepares a piece of creative writing on the same theme. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact We engaged the public, several local poets, and many members of creative writing clubs on the importance of climate change and the role of models. 
URL http://pml.ac.uk/Media_and_events/Events/PML_Events/Poetry_and_Marine_Science
 
Description a) The ERSEM source code has been fully revised, documented and made publicly available under a GNU Lesser General Public License (http://www.shelfseasmodelling.org/Download-code-en ). b) A set of model bench marking scripts have been developed to facilitate the comparison of model outputs with data and are available with the standard ERSEM release. c) Provision of the carbonate chemistry, air sea gas exchange, benthic sub-model and validation methodologies to the marine biogeochemistry components of UKESM. d) The potential impacts of CO2 leaks resulting from carbon capture and storage on benthic ecosystems have been assessed.

A key ability of PML is to rapidly deliver bespoke models that address questions on the marine environment
at any scale. To achieve this, we build upon our in-house ecosystem model, ERSEM, which has been developed
into a community modelling tool with over 190 registered users from all continents. ERSEM is a unified model for
biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem structure; both aspects of the model are continuously developed through
National Capability (NC) funding as well as specific research programmes (SSB, MERP). Model development
targets new applications, as well as the long-term future of the model by the integrating state-of-the-art science,
including fully resolved redox chemistry and new paradigms proposing prominent roles for mixotrophy and
marine viruses. Recently, ERSEM has been rewritten in a flexible framework (FABM48) that allows the addition
and removal of any number of species and processes (Fig. 7). This allows us to tailor model complexity to
specific questions and facilitates research on biodiversity and invasive species. This flexibility is mirrored by our
hydrodynamic models, which cover the smallest estuaries and lagoons (FVCOM) up to shelf seas and the world
ocean (NEMO). Altogether, our modelling infrastructure enables us to address a wide range of questions
ERSEM has been able to explore the pattern of phytoplankton succession at the
WCO L4 site, disentangling the role of the pigment composition and stoichiometry of phytoplankton, and selective
grazing by zooplankton.
Coupled hydrodynamics-ERSEM simulations have been used to characterize the geographical habitat of fish species from their bioclimatic envelopes, to quantify prey available to fish, and to assess how these aspects will be affected by global change.
ERSEM has been used to quantify the
sequestration of CO2 on the northwest European continental shelf, highlighting the fact that biological processes
dominate CO2 uptake.
Vice versa, global change affects marine ecosystems. In a number of studies using ERSEM, the impact of global
warming on society has been explored, predicting spatial shifts in fish production and an increased likelihood of
harmful algal blooms.
Studies with ERSEM have demonstrated how the impact of ocean acidification cascades through the system from primary
and secondary producers through to gastropods. A key finding has been that the impact of ocean acidification is strongly dependent on interaction with other stressors associated with global change, notably temperature increases.
Recent work has shown that FVCOM can accurately represent small structures such as wind turbines and their impact on circulation.
Exploitation Route The current release of ERSEM v15.06 is being transitioned in the operation ocean forecast model of the NW European Shelf by the PML/UKMO as a part of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). The CMEMS service provides operational 3 day forecast of nitrate and chlorophyll for the region.
Sectors Environment

 
Description Results have informed national and international policy development, industrial decision-making and operational commercial activities. The long term investment into model development, in particular the coupling of carbon dioxide chemistry with biological and 3D physical processes has enabled PML to quickly address several key issues that are crucial to the efficient and economic development of carbon capture and storage in the UK and further afield. In particular with the UK now developing commercial scale CCS the need for scientific support has been urgent. The model has enabled PML to successfully bid into the ETI Marine Monitoring and Verification (MMV) Project, predicated on designing and building an AUV based monitoring system to detect CO2 leakage in the marine environment as well as the Horizon 202o funded STEMM project, developing novel methods of monitoring. The model has been used to construct baselines of spatial and temporal variability of CO2 associated parameters (pH and pCO2) in the absence of sufficient observational data, which enable the development of monitoring strategies. Outputs from PML modelling have been used to provide advice to governments about pressures on fisheries under climate change, for example a Policy Note for the Government of Bangladesh. Outcomes from PML modelling have informed the Environmental Audit Committee Enquiry into the Environmental Impact of Microplastics and contributed to a UK Government POSTnote on Marine Microplastic Pollution. Outcomes from PML modelling have underpinned a formal response by Plymouth Marine Laboratory to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee enquiry on Ocean Acidification. PML supplied an expert witness, Dr Carol Turley who gave oral evidence to the committee on the 2nd March, 2017.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Environment
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Advice regarding future climate and ocean acidification impacts
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Environmental Impact Assessment for Carbon Capture and Storage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description European Marine Strategy Coordination Group (MSCG)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Marine Management Organisation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Consultation for the amendment of the Plymouth Sound dredging spoil disposal site. Used our modelling expertise to improve the quality of the work which was being used to determine a new disposal site location.
 
Description Marine Strategy Framework Directive Good Environmental Status (GES) Working Group Workshop on Biodiversity theme (Descriptors 1, 2, 4 and 6)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Copernicus Marine environment monitoring service (CMEMS)
Amount € 380,000 (EUR)
Organisation Mercator Océan 
Sector Private
Country France
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description EC FP7 Space program
Amount € 380,000 (EUR)
Funding ID European Project 283291 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2014
 
Description EUROMARINE 2014 call
Amount € 10,000 (EUR)
Organisation EUROMARINE 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description SERVICE EVOLUTION OF THE COPERNICUS MARINE ENVIRONNEMENT MONITORING SERVICE
Amount € 116,000 (EUR)
Organisation Mercator Océan 
Sector Private
Country France
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description UKESM Mullticentre national capability
Amount £978,127 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Title PML gitlab server 
Description We set up a gitlab server to help share the model source code and other code between ourselves. We have also added outwards facing components to the server, which allow further collaboration between external scientists. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This server has allowed other scientists to access and run the ERSEM model. Over 180 scientists have created accounts on this server, allowing the model and other code to be easily disseminated in the community. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk
 
Title UKESM analysis toolkit 
Description A toolkit of analysis techniques has been shared with collaborating scientists in the Met Office and Reading University. This analysis code forms the basis of the validation tools for the UK Earth System Model (UKESM)'s biogeochemical ocean component (MEDUSA). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This toolkit is envisaged to assist with the model development and validation of the UKESM model. The results of the UKESM model runs will be submitted WCRP CMIP6. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/ledm/ukesm-validation
 
Title 3D configuration for NEMO-FABM-ERSEM using stand-alone optical module 
Description 3D NEMO-FABM-ERSEM model configuration for the AMM7 domain (North West European Shelf) using novel spectrally resolved stand-alone optical module. The optical module uses atmospheric fields (eg ozone, clouds, water vapour) to calculate both spectra and direction (diffuse or direct) of the incoming light into the water column. This information is crucial to improve how the model represents primary production and consequently ecosystem dynamics. The 3D configuration will be used to assimilate optical data (phytoplankton functional type absorption) into the NEMO-FABM-ERSEM model. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Will be used to better simulate ecosystem dynamics on the North-West European (NWE) Shelf. This development will eventually contribute to reanalysis of the ecosystem state on the NWE Shelf. 
 
Title CO2 air-sea gas parameterisation 
Description 2 simulations of the North-Western European Shelf with POLCOMS-ERSEM has been completed for the period 2008-2010 with different parameterisation of the air-sea fluxes of CO2 (Nightingale and COARE). daily and monthly spatially resolved values of air-sea flux of CO2 are available, together with many more variables of the model 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact the comparison of the two parameterisation show a clear impact on the annual mean estimates of air-sea fluxes of CO2 up to 10% this information has been passed to the UK-Earth System Model consortium and they are planning to change the parameterisation of next UK-ESM 
 
Title Costruire: Correlation Matrix of ERSEM Ensemble for data assimilation 
Description This dataset formed part of the Costruire project. We produced a correlation Matrix of an 100 member ERSEM Ensemble model run in the AMM domain. The correlation matrix will be used as a tool in Ecosystem model development and data assimilation work. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The correlation matrix dataset is used by the MO for data assimilation. 
 
Title DMS model formulation re-coded in the FABM-ERSEM framework 
Description Model formulation describing DMSP and DMS dynamics (Polimene et al., 2012) have been re-coded in the FABM-ERSEM modelling framework. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The DMS(P) model developed at PML (Polimene et al., 2012) is now merged into the latest version of FABM-ERSEM developed in the framework of the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) program . The new FABM-ERSEM has increased modularity allowing a more versatile use of the model. The model code is now usable by the whole ERSEM community, within SSB and beyond. This version of the model will be used as developing platform in the project:' A multidisciplinary study of DMSP production and lysis - from enzymes to organisms to process modelling'. 
 
Title Data Assimilation of Phytoplankton size-class chlorophyll 
Description We upgraded existing Data Assimilation system used at Met Office (NEMOVAR) to be able to assimilate phytoplankton size-class chlorophyll into ERSEM model. The system was tested using NEMO-ERSEM and is potentially planned to be in the future operationally used by Met Office. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enables future researchers to assimilate phytoplankton functional types into ERSEM. This leads to substantial improvement in the representation of community structure at the North-West European Shelf and substantially improves the model forecasting skill. It is potentially planned to be used for operational forecasting at the Met Office. This Data Assimilation tool tends to substantially improve also some other variables of major importance such as CO2 partial pressure. 
 
Title Data assimilation system for ESA CCI satellite products 
Description a data assimilation system for marine ecosystem models (POLCOMS-ERSEM coupled to Ensemble Kalman filter) has been enhanced and adapted to assimilate the last generation of ocean colour products (ESA OC-CCI). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The enhancement of the data assimilation systems allows to extend in space and time the reanalysis of shelf-sea biogeochemistry. This leads to a potential improvement in the estimation and prediction of ecosystem indicators that are relevant for marine ecosystem management and climate change studies. 
 
Title Development of the published benthic ERSEM model to account for ecosytem and chemical responses due to changes in dissolved inorganic carbon 
Description Development of a model to investigate biological and chemical changes in response to changes in CO2. This model was used as the basis for the RISCS D4.9 deliverable. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact has allowed the investigation of the impacts of high C02 leaks from carbon capture and storage on benthic fauna 
 
Title FVCOM implementations 
Description Implementation of FVCOM in the UK wide shelf (3D barotropic) as well as regional domains for the EMEC site (Scotland), the Wavehub site (Cornwall) for NERC grant FLOWBEC (full 3D baroclinic), and the Irish Sea for UKERC phase II project (3D barotropic). Implementation of FVCOM (full 3D baroclinic) in the Nadoor Lagoon for EU project MEDINA., Implementation of FVCOM in the UK wide shelf (3D barotropic) as well as regional domains for the EMEC site (Scotland), the Wavehub site (Cornwall) for NERC grant FLOWBEC (full 3D baroclinic), and the Irish Sea for UKERC phase II project (3D barotropic). Implementation of FVCOM (full 3D baroclinic) in the Nadoor Lagoon for EU project MEDINA. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title FVCOM model outputs for microplastics 
Description FVCOM hydrodynamic model output. Used to guide fieldwork sampling campaigns for effective use of expensive fieldwork resources. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The fieldwork is ongoing. 
 
Title FVCOM model outputs for the UK shelf 
Description FVCOM hydrodynamic model output supplied to MERP research programme. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Paper published using this data. Fieldwork campaigns informed by the outcomes of the model outputs. 
 
Title FVCOM-ERSEM implementation in the Tamar estuary and coastal areas 
Description We have implemented a realistic setup of the hydrodynamic model FVCOM and the sediment transport model CSTM. We have initiated the process of validating the model results. We aim to make this implementation operational during the coming year. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The model is capable of simulating the dispersion of passive contaminants and could be used to evaluate the risks posed to the water quality of bathing waters associated to outfall or storm effluents. We have used the model to predict where micro plastics are likely to accumulate in the Plymouth area. This enabled the collection of micro plastic water samples. The model has also been used to evaluate tidal energy resources in the area in support of a community backed renewable energy project. 
 
Title Fish in FABM-ERSEM 
Description Ongoing development to add a generic fish compartment in FABM-ERSEM 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet. 
 
Title Formulation of carbonate chemistry dynamics in ERSEM benthic model 
Description Three-layer ERSEM benthic model (the so-called Oldenburg model) was extended to account for pelagic-benthic fluxes of alkalinity and, subsequently to allow calculation of pH in sediment pore waters. Additionally, simple parameterisation of calcification by zoobenthos was implemented. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Extending ERSEM model to allow calculation of benthic carbonate chemistry is important for research of impacts of pH changes on benthic organisms in the context of ocean acidification and potential leakage from CCS sites. 
 
Title Future Projection of North Atlantic ecosystem 
Description Future changes of the lower trophic level of the North Atlantic ecosystem projected for the years 1971-2099 under climate change scenario AR5 RCP8.5. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Ecosystem assessment of climate change impacts on the marine ecosystem from biogeochemistry to fishes and ecosystem services. 
 
Title Gulf of Guinea hydrodynamic-ecosystem model outputs 
Description Projections of environmental conditions in the Gulf of Guinea, 1970-2099, created using a coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem model, POLCOMS-ERSEM driven by three regionally-downscaled models from the CMIP5 set (CanESM2, CNRM-CM5 and HadGEM2-ES). Model outputs include temperature, salinity, current speeds, sea surface elevation, nutrients, plankton and bacterial biomass, primary production and pH. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The model outputs will be useful to researchers studying the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, in this densely populated area. Examples include work on fisheries management and flood risk. 
 
Title Hindcast and projections for the North East Atlantic, North Sea and Mediterranean 
Description Physical and hydrodynamic outputs from a POLCOMS-ERSEM model for European regional seas, 1970-2099 using climate model MPI-ESM-LR for RCPs 4.5 and 8.5. The outputs include temperature, salinity, current speeds, sea surface elevation, nutrients, plankton and bacterial biomass, primary production and pH. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Outputs are being used by researchers in several European countries to investigate the impact of climate change on future fish catch and aquaculture production. 
 
Title Hindcast for the North Atlantic marine ecosystem 
Description Important ecosystem indicators for the lower trophic level of the North Atlantic ecosystem, 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data distributed to other research groups to assess current status of marine ecosystem from biogeochemistry to fishes and ecosystem services. 
 
Title Hindcast of the AMM domain 
Description A 37 years simulation of the North Western European Shelf with the NEMO-ERSEM model has been completed. Data are being analysed for recent trends in Ocean Acidification and air-sea fluxes of CO2 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact this database will enable to investigate how local processes occurring on the shelf and coastal environment can interfere with the global trend of OA 
 
Title Implementation of CO2 chemistry in FVCOM 
Description We have developed fortran code to simulate the behaviour of a CO2 leak from a CCS operation and its impacts on the environment through CO2 de-gassing and through changes in the ambient PH. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Model simulations have informed regulators of the potential scale of CCS related CO2 leaks and of the monitoring requirements. 
 
Title Model of benthic sensitivity to high CO2 
Description Marine systems may experience high levels of CO2 either as a result of Ocean Acidification or via leakage from geologically stored CO2. Ongoing research under both the OA and CCS research streams have allowed us to develop a prototype model that describes the response of both tolerant and sensitive benthic fauna as well as the recovery potential. The model is conceived as a sub-model of the ERSEM marine system model and is therefore able to place impacts in the context of resource levels, resource competition and predator - prey interactions. The model is currently being used to investigate CCS leakage scenarios and will shortly be applied to climate change / OA runs. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model has yet to be published but is contributing to reports relating to best practices for CCS, currently in preparation 
 
Title Model simulating cyanobacteria growth dynamics in a chemostat 
Description The primary producers module of the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model has been adapted to simulate growth dynamics of cyanobacteria in a chemostat. The model is meant to reproduce different cellular physiological conditions (e.g. nutrient and light limitation) and to relate them to the mortality rate induced by viral infection 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model will be used to develop a robust (experimentally based) formulation describing the effect of the host nutritional status on viral infection. 
 
Title Modular version or ERSEM (FABM-ERSEM) 
Description A new, modular version of the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model (ERSEM) has been implemented in the Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models (FABM). This model allow plug-and-play combination of different biological modules, thus supporting a hierarchy of models of different complexity. The new model will serve as the basis for future model development at PML, supporting among others the Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry (SSB) program and Marine Ecosystem Research Program (MERP). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The work is central in ongoing collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), and has led to PML being invited to participate in a proposal targeting coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical modelling of the Iranian Lake Urmia. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/jbr/fabm-ersem
 
Title New model formulation describing Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) degradation time scales 
Description This formulation describes the continuum spectrum of degradation scales associated to marine DOC by considering a single DOC state variable and an associated degradation function. The degradation function is assumed to be dependent on DOC production and bacterial degradation 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This formulation is meant to provide a computationally effective tool to implement DOC in large-scale marine ecosystem and climate models. A manuscript describing the new model has been submitted to National Science Review 
 
Title OD and 1D ERSEM test configurations 
Description Test configurations of model for the water column and box-model for various sites. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Model distribution to beginner users. 
URL http://www.shelfseasmodelling.org
 
Title POLCOMS-ERSEM implemenations for European Regional Seas 
Description Implementation of POLCOMS-ERSEM models in the European Regional Seas: Mediterranean, UK shelf seas, North Sea, Baltic, laong with forcing datasets for the present day and two future scenarios. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Model outputs are enabling work under the Framework 7 project "Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors". For example, this work includes investigation of future spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean and a new approach to spatial planning in the North Sea. 
 
Title Parameterization of zoobenthic response to low pH in ERSEM benthic model 
Description Zoobenthic functional groups of suspension-feeders and deposit-feeders were divided into tolerant and sensitive sub-groups according to their uptake response to stress induced by low pH. These responses summarize variable strategies implemented by zoobenthos and reported in the recent literature. Each subgroup exerts three stages of response to low pH: decreased uptake due to pH stress, shutting-down (no uptake) and increased morality rates at extremely low pH. Tolerant group remains more active at lower pH compared to sensitive one. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This work allows for simulation of responses in zoobenthic activity to low pH in the context of ocean acidification or potential leakage of carbon dioxide from CCS sites. Formulation of responses was implemented in consultation with experimental scientists and thus fosters collaboration between modelling and experimental scientific communities. Furthermore, there is a potential to extend current formulation for more general research of zoobenthic reaction to environmental stress. 
 
Title Projections for physical and biogeochemical conditions in the Bay of Bengal to 2098, using 3 CMIP5 climate models 
Description Outputs from a coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem model driven by three regionally-downscaled models from the CMIP5 set (CMRM-CM5, GFDL-CM3, HadGEM2-ES). The outputs include temperature, salinity, current speeds, sea surface elevation, nutrients, plankton and bacterial biomass, primary production and pH. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The model outputs will be useful to researchers studying the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, in this densely populated area. Examples include work on fisheries management and flood risk. 
 
Title Simulation of the sysonal cycle of N-osmolytes in the Western English Channel (L4 station) and comparison with observations 
Description Model simulation describing N-osmolytes in the Western English Channel. The simulation includes the year 2016 in which observational data were available for comparison 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is the first N-osmolyte simulation carried out with a complex marine ecosystem model (ERSEM). The analysis of the simulation and the comparison with the data allowed a mechanistic interpretation of the dynamics underpinning N-osmolyte seasonality. A manuscript is in preparation. 
 
Title Vertically Structure Benthic Model 
Description An explicitly described vertically discretised benthic model has been developed to better resolve chemical gradients and biological response. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A model based on a more explicit representation of the benthic ecosystem has been developed. Providing an improved ability to explicitly represent processes, compare to observations and resolve sediment chemical gradients this model provides the basis for a number of upcoming studies (as part of MERP, SSB) and is freely available upon request from the author or as a git-repository. 
 
Title Zooplankton traits 
Description Collection of data regarding traits of zooplankton to later develop a trait based approach for expanding representation of zooplankton in FABM-ERSEM in order to improve diversity and representation of key functions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved communication and linkage with the experimentalist community. 
 
Title timeslices climate simulation for Cbudgets 
Description the Polcoms-ERSEM model system has been run on the North Western European shelf domain under climate change and ocean acidification scenario 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Outcomes of this database will be soon used to assess how the C export from the Shelf to the deep oceanic environment and this information passed to a socio-economist group to calculate the changes in the valuation of ecosystem services linked to the C export. 
 
Description Bangor University 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Model results generated by me have been analysed by James Waggit at Bangor to help interpret the behaviour of seabirds.
Collaborator Contribution Paper manuscripts.
Impact Two peer-reviewed papers so far with a third in the works. Multiple conference presentations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Laboratory of Climate Sciences and the Environment (LSCE)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation University Libre Bruxelles (Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB)
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coupled pelagic-benthic models: Challenges and current knowledge gaps 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the EUROMARINE funded workshop in May 2015, a network among the participant is established to follow-up the discussion with idea for future collaborative projects.
Collaborator Contribution NIOZ, University of Venice and OGS have contributed in the preparation of the meeting. All partners attended the meeting and are contributing to the paper NIOZ, OGS and GEOMAR are co-chairing the EGU session
Impact A discussion paper is being prepared and a joint session at next EGU AGM will be held to disseminate the outputs. A poster has been presented at last EUROMARINE AGM This is a multidisciplinary network involving marine ecosystem modellers, biogeochemists, biologists and ecologists
Start Year 2014
 
Description Development of NCAR earth system model (ocean biology component) 
Organisation NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of an additional group (zooplankton) for the NCAR earth system model. Analysis of model simulation looking at new food web dynamic, impact on carbon cycle (primary production and export) resulting from the added zooplankton.
Collaborator Contribution Access to NCAR super computer and high resolution model runs for oligotrophic gyres to look at impact in gradient of nutrient on the food web structure.
Impact 2 week visit to NCAR (co-funded by NCAR) to overview the new group implementation and start writing a scientific report on the result as well as discuss further collaboration and possible funding.
Start Year 2013
 
Description GOA-ON Biological Working Group 
Organisation Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network (GOA-ON)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I'm participating to this working group of the Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network providing guidelines on how monitoring program could be best use and inform ecosystem models. UPDATE Feb 2016: I participated the first meeting of the biological working group and contributed to the draft white paper
Collaborator Contribution All partners are experts in the biological/genetic/ecological impact of Ocean Acidification on biota at different levels (from unicellular to big animal) and share their knowledge on this topic
Impact the working group has just been established and we held the first virtual meeting, setting up priorities for outputs. The collaboration is heavily multi-disciplinary with biology, ecology, genetics, ecosystem modelling, being the more important discipline involved.
Start Year 2015
 
Description LOCATE modelling collaboration 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Department Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Attended a project kickoff meeting. Shared model configuration details.
Collaborator Contribution Reciprocated model configuration details.
Impact Model grid descriptions to build better high resolution coupled models.
Start Year 2016
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Country Germany 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Desert Research Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation INCT Energy and Environment (INCT-E&A)
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Murdoch University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Research Center of Patagonian Ecosystems (CIEP)
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Ruder Boskovic Institute
Country Croatia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Sun Yat-Sen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of Miami
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation University of Otago
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description MARCHEMSPEC: SCOR WG 
Organisation Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University 
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This SCOR working group aims to review how chemical speciation is currently modelled, to define standards and new needs and to provide online tools
Collaborator Contribution partners are divided between full members, that are responsible for the delivery of the aims of the WG, and associate members (like me) that are contributing more loosely.
Impact collaboration is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, modellers and oceanographers
Start Year 2014
 
Description National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP). 
Organisation Centre For Environment, Fisheries And Aquaculture Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Launched in April 2107, The mission of the partnership is to develop and promote marine products and services, with a focus on national and public benefit. It member are PML, NOC, Cefas and UKMO. NPOP focuses on the integration of models, observations and scientific understanding, and how these can be used to produce good quality information and advice about the marine environment. The partnership itself does not provide services, but facilitates the partners to develop these services, and helps them to be used as widely as possible and to the best effect. PML works with the partnership to provide ecosystem models for the NW European shelf operational forecast system and with UKMO to further develop operational data assimilation. This is managed through a join position between to 2 organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Setting priorities for research and observation collection is key to the success of ocean prediction services. The National Partnership of Ocean Prediction has an important role in understanding and defining these priorities. Our activity groups provide the fora in which the work of the research community can be coordinated, to ensure we work in a complimentary way to maximise the impact of our research and services. They are also the route through which we can understand where the gaps in understanding, tools or observations lie. This informs our own priorities, as well as providing appropriate guidance for the observations community and others. The partnership provides a means of engaging with users so that they have a good understanding of the services we provide, and we have a good understanding of how we need to develop our services to meet their needs. As a partnership we look for funding to underpin the work needed to develop the services, and have a stronger, more coherent, voice than we do as individual groups.
Impact Annual science, meeting. development of a strategy for ocean forecasting.
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP). 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Launched in April 2107, The mission of the partnership is to develop and promote marine products and services, with a focus on national and public benefit. It member are PML, NOC, Cefas and UKMO. NPOP focuses on the integration of models, observations and scientific understanding, and how these can be used to produce good quality information and advice about the marine environment. The partnership itself does not provide services, but facilitates the partners to develop these services, and helps them to be used as widely as possible and to the best effect. PML works with the partnership to provide ecosystem models for the NW European shelf operational forecast system and with UKMO to further develop operational data assimilation. This is managed through a join position between to 2 organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Setting priorities for research and observation collection is key to the success of ocean prediction services. The National Partnership of Ocean Prediction has an important role in understanding and defining these priorities. Our activity groups provide the fora in which the work of the research community can be coordinated, to ensure we work in a complimentary way to maximise the impact of our research and services. They are also the route through which we can understand where the gaps in understanding, tools or observations lie. This informs our own priorities, as well as providing appropriate guidance for the observations community and others. The partnership provides a means of engaging with users so that they have a good understanding of the services we provide, and we have a good understanding of how we need to develop our services to meet their needs. As a partnership we look for funding to underpin the work needed to develop the services, and have a stronger, more coherent, voice than we do as individual groups.
Impact Annual science, meeting. development of a strategy for ocean forecasting.
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP). 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Launched in April 2107, The mission of the partnership is to develop and promote marine products and services, with a focus on national and public benefit. It member are PML, NOC, Cefas and UKMO. NPOP focuses on the integration of models, observations and scientific understanding, and how these can be used to produce good quality information and advice about the marine environment. The partnership itself does not provide services, but facilitates the partners to develop these services, and helps them to be used as widely as possible and to the best effect. PML works with the partnership to provide ecosystem models for the NW European shelf operational forecast system and with UKMO to further develop operational data assimilation. This is managed through a join position between to 2 organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Setting priorities for research and observation collection is key to the success of ocean prediction services. The National Partnership of Ocean Prediction has an important role in understanding and defining these priorities. Our activity groups provide the fora in which the work of the research community can be coordinated, to ensure we work in a complimentary way to maximise the impact of our research and services. They are also the route through which we can understand where the gaps in understanding, tools or observations lie. This informs our own priorities, as well as providing appropriate guidance for the observations community and others. The partnership provides a means of engaging with users so that they have a good understanding of the services we provide, and we have a good understanding of how we need to develop our services to meet their needs. As a partnership we look for funding to underpin the work needed to develop the services, and have a stronger, more coherent, voice than we do as individual groups.
Impact Annual science, meeting. development of a strategy for ocean forecasting.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SAMS 
Organisation Scottish Association For Marine Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration between us and SAMS for configuration of our common modelling tools. In particular, this has been for the configuration of the atmospheric model we use.
Collaborator Contribution Help setting up and troubleshooting model configurations and data sources.
Impact We have generated a decade of atmospheric model outputs which we use for a range of modelling applications. These results have also been included in a peer-reviewed publication.
Start Year 2012
 
Description STEMM-CCS collaboration 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NOC Southampton have received results from our modelling to help interpret their fieldwork observations.
Collaborator Contribution They have sent locations and times of interest for us to extract relevant data from the model results.
Impact The results I've supplied are being used by a PhD student in their thesis work.
Start Year 2017
 
Description next generation benthic models 
Organisation Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I wrote a proposal for an international workshop to be funded by the EUROmarine network to define the guidelines for the development of next generation benthic model
Collaborator Contribution they contribute to the proposal
Impact proposal submitted to EUROMARINE network and it has been funded
Start Year 2014
 
Description next generation benthic models 
Organisation Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I wrote a proposal for an international workshop to be funded by the EUROmarine network to define the guidelines for the development of next generation benthic model
Collaborator Contribution they contribute to the proposal
Impact proposal submitted to EUROMARINE network and it has been funded
Start Year 2014
 
Description next generation benthic models 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I wrote a proposal for an international workshop to be funded by the EUROmarine network to define the guidelines for the development of next generation benthic model
Collaborator Contribution they contribute to the proposal
Impact proposal submitted to EUROMARINE network and it has been funded
Start Year 2014
 
Description next generation benthic models 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I wrote a proposal for an international workshop to be funded by the EUROmarine network to define the guidelines for the development of next generation benthic model
Collaborator Contribution they contribute to the proposal
Impact proposal submitted to EUROMARINE network and it has been funded
Start Year 2014
 
Title BGC-val: Biogeochemical model evaluation suite 
Description The BGC-val model evaluation suite. This is a python toolkit to evaluation marine models from netcdf to html. This release is associated with the paper submitted to Geoscientific Model Development: BGC-val: a model and grid independent python toolkit to evaluate marine biogeochemical models, Lee de Mora, Andrew Yool, Julien Palmieri, Alistair Sellar, Till Kuhbrodt, Ekaterina Popova, Colin Jones, and J. Icarus Allen, Geoscientific Model Development, 2018. gmd-2018-103 This file is the version 1.0.1 of BGC-val which is associated with the final version of the GMD paper. The previous beta version (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1215935) has been superseded by this version. A fully functional and documented snapshot of the BGC-val toolkit with an associated DOI address will be permanently available via the Zenodo service, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1320830. An up to date version will be available at via our in-house gitlab server: https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/BGC-val-users/bgc-val Registration for the gitlab server is required: http://www.pml.ac.uk/Modelling_at_PML/Access_Code 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This toolkit has been used for monitoring the spin up of the UKESM, speeding up the turnover of model production and validation iterations, while strengthening the role of collaboration between the multiple sites who contribute to the UKESM. Outside of the UKESM, this toolkit has also been applied to the NEMO-ERSEM model in the North Atlantic domain, to POLCOMS-ERSEM in the GCOMS North East Asia domain, and to many CMIP5 models products. 
URL https://www.geosci-model-dev.net/11/4215/2018/
 
Title ESMValTool v2 (beta) 
Description ESMValTool v2: A community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for routine evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This toolkit is being used to evaluate CMIP5 and CMIP6 models. We also expect to use this toolkit to evaluate UKESM1 in the near future. Please note that L. de Mora is only one of a dozen or so contributions to this toolkit. 
URL http://esmvaltool.readthedocs.io/en/version2_development
 
Title FAMB ERSEM 
Description The Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models (FABM): a Fortran 2003 programming framework for biogeochemical models of marine and freshwater systems. FABM enables complex biogeochemical models to be developed as sets of stand-alone, process-specific modules. These can be combined at runtime to create custom-tailored models. This approach has been adopted to implement several large ecosystem models in FABM, including ERSEM (marine), and AED and PCLake (freshwater). FABM has also been used to model suspended sediment and redox chemistry. FABM has been coupled to several hydrodynamic models, including GOTM, GETM, GLM, MOM4 and MOM5. It also comes with a stand-alone box model driver. FABM uses modern software standards: it is coded in object-oriented Fortran 2003, has a build system based on CMake, and uses YAML files for configuration. FABM makes it easy to partition complex biogeochemistry over many building blocks, called "model instances" in FABM. The fabm-ersem port currently makes everything that can be considered as "integral physical particle" a model instance. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact none as yet 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/
 
Title FVCOM Python Toolbox 
Description Python tools for interrogating FVCOM model data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Significantly speeds up post-processing model outputs. Also increasing use in parallel processing of outputs and inputs for FVCOM. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/fvcom/pyfvcom
 
Title FVCOM matlab toolbox 
Description Development of an FVCOM (Finite Volumen Coastal Ocean Model) matlab toolbox for the automatic generation of input files for FVCOM and for postprocessing and plotting of FVCOM simulation results. The implementation is domain independent. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This collection of scripts streamlines the implementation of FVCOM model in new domains reducing the time needed to generate typical or default input files. The use of a standard set of script minimises the potential errors in setting up FVCOM. Furthermore, it provides a traceable history of the sources of model input data used in the implementation and complements the FVCOM manual with more detailed information on the format and options to force FVCOM. The collection also includes scripts to extract, analyse and plot FVCOM model results that allows quick quality checks to be performed on the model results. Overall, the toolbox has enabled users across the world to reduce the time involved in setting up FVCOM allowing more time for interpretation of the results. 
URL https://github.com/pwcazenave/fvcom-toolbox
 
Title FVCOM toolbox 
Description Provide pre- and post-processing tools for the FVCOM hydrodynamic model. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The toolbox has been included in the official release of FVCOM. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/fvcom/fvcom-toolbox
 
Title PyProTex documentation software 
Description Software documentation software to automatically generate manuals from LaTex code tags. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Facilitation of model documentation process. 
URL https://gitlab.ecosystem-modelling.pml.ac.uk/momm/pyprotex
 
Title Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry - ERSEM 
Description The SSB-ERSEM package includes a re-locatable biogeochemical water column model based on GOTM-ERSEM. The code and model setups presented have been developed as a community modelling tool for the NERC Defra UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry program. The first release of the model provides a baseline model version upon which we can build and develop new process model descriptions, drawing on the experimental and observational activities undertaken by the wider community. We see developing a better synergy between modelling and experimental studies as key to progress over the next decade, hence this system can by run on a PC and provides an entry level modelling tool for non-specialist modellers to engage in process modelling. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact ERSEM is the ecosystem model component of the UKMO run operational forecast system for the NW European shelf. 
URL http://www.shelfseasmodelling.org/index-en
 
Description 8th UK FVCOM Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk at the 8th UK FVCOM Workshop entitled "PML's approach to FVCOM modelling, set up and validation". Publicising PML's work with FVCOM has meant that, for example, our recent job advert has received interest from people present at the workshop. In addition, I was asked to present PML's modelling work to Marine Scotland Science with a view to exploring potential future colloborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AMEMR conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented work on the riverine impacts on offshore aquaculture (poster and presentation) at this year's AMEMR conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.amemr.com/
 
Description AccessLab 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 I attended two AccessLab workshops where I was paired with a local policy maker. In the first workshop, I was paired with Tessa de G. , a counsellor from Dartmouth town council. We discussed the issue of tourist buses idling in Dartmouth town centre and I helped Tessa evidence the carbon footprint of these buses. She then used this evidence to encourage the town council to ban idling engines in Dartmouth. This small action could lead to a savings of up to 25 Tonnes of CO2 per summer. At the second AccessLab workshop, we were invited to contribute to an upcoming paper, and Tessa and I wrote a case study about our successful interaction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Attended the Offshore Renewable Energy Supergen Hub meeting in London to represent PML's science 
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 Attended the Offshore Renewable Energy Supergen Hub meeting in London to represent PML's science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CSLF taskforce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Technical Barriers and R&D Opportunities for Offshore, Sub-Seabed Geologic Storage of Carbon
Dioxide. Report Prepared for the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Technical Group
By the Offshore Storage Technologies Task Force, U.S. Department of Energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cslforum.org/publications/documents/OffshoreStorageTaskForce_FinalCombinedReport.pdf
 
Description Contributed to the modelling group's presentation to the ISO9001 assessor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to the modelling group's presentation to the ISO9001 assessor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cross currents - UKESM described through poetry 
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 Through the cross currents project, we prepared and presented a public facing evening of science and poetry. Each scientist was paired with a poet. First the scientist presented a short description of their work, then the poet recited a poem written on the same theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://pml.ac.uk/Media_and_events/Events/PML_Events/Poetry_and_Marine_Science
 
Description ERSEM workshop at AMEMR 2017 
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 Workshop to teach student and senior scientist outside the modelling field how to use the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model. This covered how to set-up and run the model. Has well as how to use the model to test hypothesis regarding food-web and nutrient circulation or climate change impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EUROMARINE workshop on benthic-pelagic coupling 
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 A workshop on advancement of conceptual frameworks, modelling and experimental approaches to benthic-pelagic coupling has been held in Plymouth in May 2015. It was attended by 14 participants from 9 different countries.
The lively discussion brought to highlight 6 topics for further investigation and work, a paper is being written and an EGU session has been organised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FCO meeting 
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 Foreign & Commonwealth Office meeting on Opportunities for future collaboration in CCS R&D, UK/China/Canada, Southampton 27th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FVCOM workshop in Edinburgh 
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 I gave a talk at the 8th UK FVCOM Workshop entitled "Biogeochemical modelling with FVCOM". The talk exemplified the contributions PML is making to the community model FVCOM and how the additional functionality can help tackle a much wider range of topics than what was previously possible with FVCOM. The talk has instigated the gradual uptake of our biogeochemical model ERSEM by groups in the US. The additions will be part of future regular releases of FVCOM by the UMASSD development team led by Dr. C. Chen at The Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modelling Laboratory (MEDML) at the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://fvcom.smast.umassd.edu/
 
Description ICES-WGIPEM presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation, titled "Modelling zooplankton - how and what can we do?" was given at the ICES Working Group on Integrated, Physical-biological and Ecosystem Modelling (WGIPEM). It highlighted the role of zooplankton and the necessity to further develop it's representation in ecosystem models to better characterise ecosystem state and the impact on things like fisheries capacity as it is an important food item for several fishes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IEAGHG Impacts and Risks 
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 IEAGHG CCS Impacts and Risks network meeting, Southampton, 29th 1st Oct. Presentation on marine environmental risks associated with offshore CCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IEAGHG Monitoring Network Meeting 
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 IEAGHG Monitoring Network Meeting, 10-12 June 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA.
Monitoring and baseline options for offshore CCS: outcomes from the QICS project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited participation to meeting on jellyfish blooms and their impact on coastal power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A small meeting was held by University of Bristol and EDF energy partners to discuss current and future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited seminar at University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Approxiamtely 40 undergraduate student listened to the seminar. Further the invitation lead to discussion with senior scientist within the university with invitation to participate in future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description KIOST-PML MEMORI workshop (South Korea) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact about 30 scientists (from PML and KIOST) participated to the workshop on ecosystem modelling and earth observation sharing information regarding methodologies, approaches, and scientific understanding of marine ecosystems

draft of new collaborative ideas and projects have been written to be proposed to Korean government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description MEDINA Final public conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact North African administrators, media, general public, academics attended presentations and discussions focused on the assessment of the ecological status of North African coasts and guidance for best practices of coastal management and monitoring.

Collaborations for implementation of monitoring practices in North African sites were planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description MMO CCS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to the Marine Management Organisation on Environmental impacts and monitoring for offshore CCS - implications for regulations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MMO evidence gathering meeting 
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 Participation in a phone conference organised by the MMO with other SW stakeholders under the Marine Planning Summer Engagement workshops on Ports and Coastal development. We reviewed the work done by the MMO so far in terms of identifying and evaluating Issues, Causes and Effects. This was a contribution to their process in setting up the Marine Planning draft for the South West.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MSCC/MASTS ecosystem modelling 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 The MSCC Science Alignment Working Group sponsored an initiative to assess UK ecosystem modelling capability and develop a roadmap for the future. This aimed to maximise the uptake of ecosystem models in policy and regulation. This paper is the outcome from a joint MSCC/MASTS workshop on ecosystem modelling that brought together advisors, assessors, biologists, socio-economists, modellers, policy makers, and funders. Here, we describe the future vision and current state, and then outline the roadmap for development of UK ecosystem modelling needed to achieve the future vision.

Workshop help between research community agencies (Cefas, UKMO, Marine Scotland, afbi) defra, mmo etc..
Participated in the steering committee and development of the roadmap. 6 PML staff attended the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Marine Management Organisation - 
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 Presentations and Discussions with the MMO on how our research can help address key policy needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marine Scotland Science's Scottish Shelf Model workshop 
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 an invited speak for Marine Scotland Science's Scottish Shelf Model workshop in Edinburgh, where I presented PML's modelling tools and their use, particularly FVCOM-ERSEM and FVCOM-ERSEM-ShellSIM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://marine.gov.scot/data/scottish-shelf-model-workshop-june-2017
 
Description OA RUG report 
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 Laffoley, D. d'A., and Baxter, J.M. (eds). 2015.
Tackling ocean acidification - improving prospects by planning ahead. 16pp
A report arising from a OA IRUG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.iaea.org/ocean-acidification/act3/new%20RUG%20docs/aooa.web.pdf
 
Description PICES intersessional meeting workshops on N Pacific marine ecosystem and climate change. 
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 North Pacific marine science Organisation workshop no climate change impacts. Interactions as discussion with scientists form the USA, Canada, S Korea, China and Japan. Keynote talk and workshop leadership.

Discussion informed the PICES science delivery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pices.int
 
Description Presented PML's work on modelling of carbon in UK waters to Marine Scotland Science. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an overview of PML's work on modelling of carbon in UK waters to Marine Scotland Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presented PML's work on modelling of carbon in UK waters to the Marine Management Organisation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented PML's work on modelling of carbon in UK waters to the Marine Management Organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release following the published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release was intended to make widely known the published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs. These results were published in Nature Climate Change and found that, for a leak of this scale, the environmental damage was limited; restricted to a small area and with a quick recovery of both the chemistry and biology. The experiment was part of the Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage (QICS) project, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

This press release highlighted the recommendations for CCS operators developing risk strategies, which were made by the QICS team following the results of the experiment. The findings of the study published in Nature Climate Change will contribute to the growing knowledge base necessary for optimal deployment of CCS as a climate change mitigation measure; in particular for the regulatory requirement for monitoring. This press release publicised these findings and recommendations. Also, there were several media enquiries and articles published as a result of this press release:

30-Sep Leaking CO2 Fails to Cause Marine Catastrophe Scientific American
30-Sep Carbon Capture leak test shows minimum impact Western Morning News
01-Oct Scientists probe leak risk from seabed CO2 stores Planet Earth Online
06-Oct Sub-sea CO2 leaks have 'minimal' impact tce today
08-Oct World-first experiment on a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak demonstrates minimal environmental impact and rapid recovery Imarest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/CCS_controlled_leak_results
 
Description Publicity for QICS Nature Climate Change Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued to accompany the publication of Detection and impacts of leakage from sub-seafloor deep geological carbon dioxide storage in Nature Climate Change, by J C Blackford et al. As a result articles describing the research appeared in Scientific American, Planet Earth, Scinexx, Oceanology, Phys.org. The paper has been viewed online ~500 times within 4 weeks of publication.


As a result of the initial press release I was interviewed by journalists from Planet Earth (online and podcast) and Scientific American.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description QICS presentation at GHGT12 Austin Texas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In excess of 100 people attended a talk at GHGT12, Austin Texas, describing the policy and stakeholder relevant outcomes of the QICS project.

This project is seen as a model for future research in its field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ghgt.info/index.php/Content-GHGT12/ghgt-12-overview.html
 
Description QICS stakeholder engagement 
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 In order to effectively disseminate the outcomes of the QICS project to relevant stakeholders (~50 individuals), including industry, regulators and policy makers a workshop was held in London (8th May 2014 at the Westminster Conference Centre). Within this a number of presentations covered the potential impacts of a leak from transported or geologically stored CO2 in terms of areal significance, chemical changes and biological consequences and then discussed best practice for monitoring and baseline studies. Finally discussions on follow-up research needs were conducted.
The activity was supported by the development of a range of media including project brochures, factsheets, and interviews.

As a result of this activity, the outputs of the QICS project have been used by both the FEED studies currently developing plans for full scale Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK. In particular the QICS project participants have been assisting Shell with the development of their environmental monitoring and impact plans.
The workshop has also generated stakeholder interest in a repeat experiment, and this has feed into a submission to the NERC SPAG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/qics/
 
Description SSB workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participants in the workshop got hand on experience with FABM-ERSEM, which provided them with a better understanding of the functioning of ecosystem model and how they can be used. This increased their interest in collaboration with the group for current or future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Towards an end-to-end European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) 
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 Towards an end-to-end European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

There is a growing recognition of the need to build a comprehensive, end-to-end European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) to coordinate the currently fragmented and complex ocean observing capacity across Europe.

In 2015, EMB and EuroGOOS launched a joint activity on EOOS as a framework for advancing Europe's capability for ocean observation. On 12-13 May 2015, a joint workshop was held in Brussels bringing together experts from the marine scientific and operational oceanographic communities to develop a roadmap, time-line and governance structure for EOOS. This was convened with the long-term goal of implementing a flagship initiative building on existing resources and commitments and aligning with international developments such as the Framework for Ocean Observing.

In particular, in Europe, there is a growing recognition of the need to build a comprehensive, end-to-end European Ocean Observing System (EOOS). In 2015, EMB and EuroGOOS launched a joint activity on EOOS, bringing together the marine scientific and operational oceanographic communities to develop a roadmap, time-line and governance structure for EOOS with the long-term goal of implementing a flagship initiative building on existing resources and commitments. Activities to date include an expert workshop in May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Trondheim CCS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 8th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage (TCCS8) 16/06/2015 - 18/06/2015. Trondheim, Norway
Monitoring and baseline options for offshore CCS: outcomes from the QICS project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK CCS R&D needs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact What role for R&D in delivering cost-competitive CCS projects in the UK in the 2020s
Conference Room, Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB
Discussion and analysis of research priorities for UK CCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKCCSRC CPD course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CO2 Storage and Monitoring CPD certified course 20th April 2015 to 21st April 2015, Cranfield, UK
Environmental Impacts of CO2 Storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKOA Royal Soc meeting 
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 "Ocean acidification: what's it all about?" . Royal Society, London: 4-5 June 2015
Forecasting future Ocean Acidification at global and regional scales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit of the Secretary of Defense 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The secretary of Defense visited PML and I presented the wide range of activity of the modelling group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to Cambodia 
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 During a visit to Cambodia for the ACCORD project, we met with a wide range of people, from government officials keen to utilise the opportunity afforded them by the project to develop a monitoring capability in Cambodia. Their intention is to train and set up a regular marine sampling programme to monitor water quality. We discussed potential approaches within the context of their funding.

We also met with an NGO (Marine Conservation Cambodia) with a strong involvement in the protection of the newly create Marine Protected Areas. During the meeting, a preliminary plan was developed for a fieldwork campaign. Modelling and remote sensing data were also demonstrated for subsequent use and planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description pre COP side event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact What geological CO2 storage can bring to mitigating climate change - UK research perspective. Accredited side event for the pre-Paris COP scientific conference 'Our common future under climate change' London, 1 July, 2015.
Understanding baselines and leakage scenarios for efficient biochemical monitoring
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015