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Research outcome leaflets
Five leaflets have been created that disseminate MERP research into specific areas; these are available to view in web form on the 'Research outcomes' pages on this site or as PDF downloads below:

Other downloads

MERP Consortium diagram (PDF , 170kB )
MERP Defra Summary 2014 (PDF , 300kb )
MERP Defra Summary 2015 (PDF , 400kb )
MERP Glossary of Terms (PDF , 100KB )
MERP Logo (Image , 18 kB )
MERP presentation slides (Powerpoint , 3 MB )
MERP programme leaflet (PDF , 6.5mb )
MERP research diagram (PDF , 500 kB )


Cultural values of marine ecosystem services
See the shared and social values web page for more information:
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.

Related pages

Newsletter archive

Meeting Reports

MERP Annual Science Meeting Summary
Date of meeting: 10 October 2017
MERP Defra Briefing 2017
Date of meeting: 27 September 2017
MERP/Scotland Policy Briefing
Date of meeting: 24 March 2017
MERP / Natural Resources Wales briefing
Date of meeting: 01 December 2016
MERP Annual Science Meeting 2016
Date of meeting: 04 October 2016
Module 3/4 mini workshop report
Date of meeting: 02 March 2016
Model/Empiricist Integration workshop
Date of meeting: 01 March 2016
MERP/Defra Briefing
Date of meeting: 23 February 2016
MERP Integration Workshop Manchester
Date of meeting: 17 November 2015
MERP Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting 2015
Date of meeting: 16 November 2015
Marine Management Organisation and MERP Meeting
Date of meeting: 04 November 2015
MERP Ecosystem Services Workshop
Date of meeting: 20 May 2015
Data toolbox workshop - Led by Module 1
Date of meeting: 09 September 2014
Kick-off meeting 4th June 2014
Date of meeting: 04 June 2014

Programme Reports