Marine Scotland

  • Getting to the Bottom of things

    23rd January 2018 by

    Duration: 23 January – 12 February 2018 Fishing Gear: GOV Trawl (BT 137) with ground gear A & B MIK Net (Round Frame with IK depressor) MIKeyM net (attached onto the MIK net on selected stations) Objectives: To complete an internationally coordinated demersal trawling survey in the North Sea in ICES area IV. To undertake...

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  • So, how were the nephrops?

    19th January 2018 by

    At the beginning of January, we blogged about the research adventures of the Alba na Mara as she went off in search of nephrops. The Scientist in Charge of that survey got back in touch with us to let us know how they’d got on: The west coast TV survey abroad Alba na Mara spent...

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  • Vacancy – Four Casework Managers, Aberdeen (closing date 12 February 2018)

    18th January 2018 by

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    We are currently seeking applications for four Casework Managers within the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team based in Aberdeen. For further information on these vacancies, please click the links below: Casework Manager – Decommissioning Casework Manager – Compliance Monitoring Casework Manager – Regulatory Compliance Casework Manager – Business Delivery If you experience any difficulties accessing...

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  • Celebrating the Year of the Engineer. Aries – more than just a star sign

    16th January 2018 by

    As we mentioned in our blog earlier this month, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the next 12 months, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. First up, one of our...

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  • Vacancy – Fisheries Advisor (closing date 9 February 2018)

    11th January 2018 by

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    We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Advisor within Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. The postholder will...

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  • 2018 – A year for a double celebration

    8th January 2018 by

    2018 Year of Celebrations

    2018 is going to be a busy year with two things for us to shout about – the Year of the Engineer and the Year of Young People. The Year of the Engineer Designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, the Year of the Engineer also gives us the opportunity to celebrate and showcase...

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  • Watching nephrops on TV

    5th January 2018 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 6 – 22 January 2018 Gear Large TV drop frame TV sledge 1 x 600m umbilical towing cable 1 x armoured cable Video cameras and associated equipment (plus backup) Four lasers and 60cm bracket for the drop frame 1 x BT201 prawn trawl (plus minimal spares) Day grab and table Prawn sorting table Go...

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  • New Year is a bit rubbish for the Scotia

    3rd January 2018 by

    Duration: 4-19 January 2018 Objectives To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). To collect water samples for nutrient studies as part of the Scottish Coastal Eutrophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS). Monitor and record all litter brought aboard in all trawls. Sample water column and sediment for micro-plastic litter....

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  • New metrics report measures up for assessing the effects of offshore wind on Scotland’s seabird populations

    22nd December 2017 by

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    Marine Scotland has undertaken a great deal of research to understand how the development of offshore renewables may affect protected seabird species. Central to this work is an assessment of the consequences at population-level, with an important focus on the use of Population Viability Analysis (PVA). The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) have produced...

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  • Where are the seals around the UK?

    21st December 2017 by

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    Today, Marine Scotland published a new report in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series on research commissioned from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) to produce updated maps of grey and harbour seal distribution in UK waters. Using a combination of telemetry data from seal tags between 1991 and 2016, and haul out counts of...

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