Marine Scotland

  • St Andrews Bay on St Andrews Day

    14th December 2018 by

    1918A Forth Bridge pic2

    Survey: 1918A Alba na Mara Programme Duration: 29 November – 3 December 2018 Sampling Gear: BT 158 with 50 mm cod-end; 2 m beam trawl with 50 mm cod-end; Day grab and table; Catamaran, and Neuston trawl net. On 29th November Alba na Mara departed Leith at 07:00 hrs to sail up the Forth Estuary and...

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  • Meet Dr Jessica Craig- Fisheries Population Modeller

    12th December 2018 by

    Marine Scotland colleagues submitted a range of posters for the recent Science in Government Conference describing their work and a typical day for them.  Third in our series is Dr Jessica Craig – Fisheries Population Modeller.  Read on for an insight into what a typical day for Jessica would be like… Further Information: Science in...

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  • Pinging for Lost Moorings

    10th December 2018 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Survey: 1818S MRV Scotia Duration: 8-18 December 2018 Gear: Sea-Bird Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) Unit/Carousel, Water filtering equipment, Mooring recovery equipment, Chemistry sampling equipment, and AL-200 Trawl-Resistant Bottom Mounts (TRBMs). Objectives: Hydrographic sampling along the Stonehaven AlterEco section in the northern North Sea (Priority 1). Conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the long-term monitoring...

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  • With a little help from our friends

    4th December 2018 by

    In this, the last blog of the Year of the Engineer, we wanted to show you a poster that speaks for itself, really. We heard from Matt Kinghorn, one of net riggers and poet extraordinaire, earlier in the year. Today, we bring you another one of his creations that showcases and celebrates their work. All...

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  • Sandeel Hide and Seek

    3rd December 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 2018A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 6-19 December 2018 Objectives: Determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and around Turbot bank. Collect and preserve samples of A. marinus, specifically: • all 0-group sandeels (size to be estimated from age/length keys of sampled...

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  • Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme

    30th November 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 1918A Alba na Mara Programme Duration: 29 November – 3 December 2018 Sampling Gear: BT 158 with 50 mm cod-end; 2 m beam trawl with 50 mm cod-end; Day grab and table; Catamaran and neuston net Objectives: To undertake flatfish sampling in St Andrews Bay, Outer Firth of Forth and the Forth estuary (Tancred) in support of the...

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  • Meet Luisa Barros – Fishing Gear Scientist

    28th November 2018 by

    Next up in our series of posters from the Science in Government event is from Luisa Barros.  Luisa is a Fishing Gear Scientist that undertakes research into fish behaviour.  Find out more about a typical day for Luisa in her poster below. Further Information: Science in Government 2018 posters Meet Pablo Chevallard our Renewables and...

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  • Vacancy: Chief Engineer, closing date 18 December 2018

    26th November 2018 by

    Vacancy banner

    We are currently seeking applications for a Chief Engineer within Marine Scotland based on board Marine Patrol and Marine Research Vessels. 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...

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  • Researching Blue Carbon – meet Alasdair O’Dell

    23rd November 2018 by

    Blue carbon

    A new Scottish Government funded research programme into Blue Carbon began earlier this year as part of a commitment in the 2017-2018 Programme for Government.  The current focus revolves around measuring the ability of various habitats to sequester carbon, understanding how it is stored for the long term, and building an evidence base on the...

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  • Meet Pablo Chevallard our Renewables and Energy Technical Officer

    21st November 2018 by

    Fresh from the recent Science in Government Conference we bring you a collection of posters created by our colleagues to tell us more about who they are and what they do.  We hope you find them as interesting as we do. First up we have Pablo Chevallard who works in the Renewable Energies Group.  Read...

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