Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an independent and impartial research centre and a National Capability deliver partner for the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). PML has world-class research capacity in Earth Observation, ecosystem modelling, and marine ecosystem functioning. Its core research programme contributes to the issues of climate change, marine pollution and sustainability. PML has a long track record in developing and maintaining pCO2 systems on the NERC ships as well as carbonate system measurements in the western English Channel. PML also manages and maintains, together with the UK National Oceanography Centre, the Atlantic Meridional Transect which runs from the UK to the Falklands on an annual basis. PML has recently acquired 10 bio-Argo systems as part of a capital investment which will be part of the AtlantOS project. The main persons carrying out the proposed work and innovation activities will be: Dr. Tim Smyth, Dr. Vassilis Kitidis and Dr. Giorgio Dall’Olmo. Smyth and Kitidis will be involved in the Carbon VOS elements of the proposal inter-comparing established and new technologies for the determination of pCO2 on whole meridional transects of the Atlantic. Dall’Olmo will be involved in the bio-Argo component of AtlantOS.
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