MERP Consortium diagram

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MERP Defra Summary 2014

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MERP Defra Summary 2015

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MERP presentation slides

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MERP programme leaflet

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MERP research diagram

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1 minute in the life of a marine biologist

Dr Leigh Howarth attempts to rapidly summarize his research in the Irish and Celtic Sea within just one minute (and fails by 8 seconds)

Introducing the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme

A video introducing the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme

A day in the life of our research vessel

Time Lapse video of a day on board the RV Prince Madog while carrying out research for the MERP programme.

Uncertainty in simulation models

Michael Spence from the University of Sheffield describes different types of uncertainty found in simulation models.

Common dolphins around Devon, Cornwall and Bristol Channel

Amateur footage taken on a MERP Research cruise of common dolphins. Video courtesy of Dr Leigh Howarth and Bangor University

Introduction to Marine Ecosystem Modelling

Susan Kay, Numerical Modeller at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, explains marine ecosystem modelling: what is a model, why do we use them and how they are helping us to understand complex environmental issues, such as climate change.

Introducing Marine Ecosystem Services

This video provides an overview of the ecosystem services approach to understanding the marine environment and its application in VECTORS, an EU-funded marine research project.

An Introduction to Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation

Courtesy of the VALMER project

Ecosystem services and Biodiversity - Science for Environment Policy

To keep Europe’s ecosystems healthy, we need to protect #biodiversity. How can the ecosystem service approach help? And how can we capture people’s more deeply held values beyond mere money? Watch the video produced by Science for Environment Policy about the different tools in the ecosystem services toolbox.

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