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Is there a plankton bloom heading your way?


The summer months in the UK often create ideal conditions for plankton blooms. Warm weather, increased sunlight and high level of nutrients at the sea surface provide the perfect growing conditions. 

View the new UK 2015 national dataset of marine vessel traffic


ABPmer has today made available for viewing a new national dataset of marine vessel traffic for the UK.

ABPmer delighted with Planning Permission approval for shingle spit management at Pagham Harbour


ABPmer is delighted that planning consents have been granted (Tuesday 27 June 2017) for a proposal to manage the large shingle spit in front of Pagham Harbour in West Sussex.

Modelling data used in oil spill exercise


On 13 June, our modelling data was used by Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) during their Oil on Water Exercise which took place off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

Hovercrafts and GoPros – the survey team have been out again


ABPmer regularly undertakes marine ecological survey work to inform both baseline studies and longer term site monitoring. These surveys are often carried out in challenging environments and so require a wide variety of techniques. Recently the team has been using hovercrafts and GoPros to gather data.

World Oceans Day – because the Ocean deserves its own day!


The concept of a World Ocean Day (WOD) was first proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

Metadata – worth the effort?


With tight project budgets and time often at a premium, metadata can sometimes be seen as an unnecessary burden, however it can bring a wealth of benefits to organisations and the geospatial industry as a whole.

ABPmer at Offshore Wind Energy 2017


We are now in the final planning stages for the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 Conference. The event is being held in London this year from 6 - 8 June. Once again we will be teaming up with our parent company, Associated British Ports.


Rupert Malins


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