Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory (MEMO)
MEMO will bring together the arts and sciences by building a global beacon for biodiversity. The cliffs of the Isle of Portland, overlooking the Jurassic Coast Geological World Heritage Site, will be the preferred place to build on, with great symbolic, media and educational advantage.
In addition to contributing to the economic regeneration of the Isle of Portland, MEMO also represents the opportunity for the UK to take an international lead on the communication of biodiversity science. MEMO will operate as a visitor attraction with projected gross economic impact of nearly £20 million p.a. Growth Deal funding is catalytic to unlocking private investment and instil international confidence in the project.