A guide to running best practice experiments in ocean research

What is

MEDDLE provides learning material and experimental design tools to help you create accurate and statistically meaningful single and multi driver experiments. The aim is to provide guidance in supporting best practices for oceanic research.


Identifying the influences of multifaceted ocean change, from local to global scales, is a complex task. The following paper discusses how best to align different experimental approaches to contribute fundamental information needed for science-based policy formulation.

Where do
   I start?

Choosing the relevant drivers for your experiment is vital. The following decision support tool can help. This 3 step guide will help you identify relevant drivers and design your experiment.

Time to

MEDDLE allows you to design and simulate single and multi driver experiments online. The simulated results can then be used to determine whether or not your experiment may help to answer the questions you are asking.