Marine Scotland

  • MRV Alba na Mara 0120A – latest news

    21st January 2020 by

    The annual underwater television Nephrops research survey neither started on the 6th January 2020 nor worked on the west coast, despite the survey plan. The vessel was initially storm bound in Fraserburgh for three days and once out of the harbour the 5m+ swell along the north coast meant the vessel couldn’t reach the west...

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  • MRV Scotia 0120S – latest news

    20th January 2020 by

    Here we go again! Like every January for the past 20+ years, our group set off on the Scotia from Leith to collect flat fish, mud, and more recently microplastics. This year, we will remain along the coast whilst having a fair distance to travel (see map below). Alongside the usual sampling sites we also...

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  • Vacancy: Fishery Assistant, closing date 11 February

    14th January 2020 by

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    Salary: £19314 – £21482 Location: Fraserburgh Hours: Around 37.00 per week Closing Date: 11 February 2020 at midnight Reference: IRC80014E Employment Type: Permanent Employee We are currently seeking applications for a Fishery Assistant within the Marine Scotland based in Fraserburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the...

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  • Vacancy: Marine Planning Policy Officer, closing date 11 February

    13th January 2020 by

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    Salary: B2 – £29,759 – £34,087 Location: Glasgow Hours: Around 37.00 per week Closing Date: 11 February 2020 at midnight Reference: IRC74997E Employment Type: Permanent Employee We are currently seeking applications for a Marine Planning Policy Officer  within the Marine Scotland  based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.  This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new...

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  • Nephrops Activity on the West Coast

    9th January 2020 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    MRV Alba na Mara Programme Survey: 0120A Duration: 6-22 January 2020 Gear:  Large TV drop frame TV sledge Static time lapse camera frame 1 x 600m umbilical towing cable 1 x armoured cable Video cameras and associated equipment (plus backup) Stand-alone time lapse stills camera, recorder and power supply (for static camera frame) Four lasers and...

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  • Marine Scotland Science Discover New Coral Species on Rockall

    9th January 2020 by

    Scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have discovered a new species of coral on Rockall Bank in the North East Atlantic. The discovery is of an animal known as a sea pen, which as it lacks a hard outer skeleton is often described as a soft coral. The species is described fully in a scientific...

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  • Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme

    8th January 2020 by

    MRV Scotia Programme Survey: 0120S Duration: 6-21 January 2020 Fishing gear: BT 137 with Ground gear E; Sediment Sampling: Day grab Litter sampling: Catamaran and neuston trawl Water sampling: Aquatracka fluorometer, Seabird 25 and modified acoustic sledge Objectives: To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). Monitor and record...

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  • Vacancy: Aquarium Technician, closing date 22 January 2020

    6th January 2020 by

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    Salary: £22557 – £24159 Location: Aberdeen Hours: Around 37.00 per week Closing Date: 22 January 2020 at midnight Reference: IRC79719E Employment Type: Permanent Employee We are currently seeking applications for an Aquarium Technician within the Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the...

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  • Deep Sea Communities Explored at Rosemary Bank

    19th December 2019 by

    A team of scientists, with the lead author from Marine Scotland Science (MSS), have had a paper published in the Deep Sea Research Part I journal describing the deep sea communities of the Rosemary Bank Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the North East Atlantic. The paper provides essential baseline information on the composition of...

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  • Scotia 1919S – Latest News

    18th December 2019 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Six scientists and the Scotia crew are missing out on all the Christmas preparations because they are working hard on MRV Scotia in the Northern North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland-Channel for 11 days. This work contributes to our long-term monitoring to evaluate changes in hydrography and circulation in Scottish waters and the North Atlantic. So...

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