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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 by Dr Leigh Howarth and Bangor University
Introduction to Marine Ecosystem Modelling
Susan Kay, Numerical Modeller at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, explains marine ecosystem modelling.
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.

Programme Reports

Meeting Reports

  • Cardigan Bay Stakeholder Workshop
    Date of meeting: 13 April 2018
  • 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 2016
    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

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