Marine Scotland

  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0417A Programme

    24th March 2017 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 25 March – 03 April 2017 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objective: To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (9 surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (21 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see...

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  • Keeping the Beaches Clean in Aberdeen

    17th March 2017 by

    In the next few days some colleagues will be donning their gloves, picking up their biodegradable bags and heading out around the beaches of Aberdeen in an effort to rid the shores of unsightly litter. The first event is organised by the Marine Conservation Society at Nigg Bay, further details are shown below. Then on...

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  • How do dams impact river connectivity and salmon populations?

    16th March 2017 by

    Many of Scotland’s rivers contain important rearing habitat for juvenile Atlantic salmon, an anadromous fish species that supports an economically important fishery and is often a target for conservation with many of its home-rivers designated as Special Areas of Conservation. Many of these rivers also generate hydroelectricity, which is an important source of renewable energy...

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  • Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference 2017

    13th March 2017 by

    The fourth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017 at Eden Court in Inverness. The conference will open on the afternoon of Thursday 27th April with a session to introduce the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System or ‘SIFIDS’ Project.  This project will focus on using new technologies and...

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  • Vacancy – Salmon Assessment Modeller (Closing date 20th March 2017)

    9th March 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for a Salmon Assessment Modeller within Marine Scotland Science based in Pitlochry. This post will be based Freshwater Fisheries Programme, which provides research and advice in support of Scottish Government policies in relation to freshwater and diadromous fish. The post holder will develop juvenile assessment models, improving approaches for characterising...

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  • How would you like to be a Scientist-in-Charge?

    8th March 2017 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    I work as a physical oceanographer for Marine Scotland Science and every December I am also the Scientist-in-Charge (SiC) of the MRV Scotia’s research cruise.   Before taking over the December cruise I work-shadowed a colleague who taught me the ins-and-outs of Scotia and this type of cruise.  Funnily enough not many people are keen on...

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  • Joint Warrior Training Activity: 26th March – 6 April 2017

    6th March 2017 by

    Joint Warrior (JW) 171, will take place between 25 March to 6 April 2017 and will comprise of a programme of exercises conducted across the UK by land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from 15 Nations. The majority of the exercise will be focussed in the airspace, offshore and coastal waters to the North and...

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  • Vacancy – Freshwater Fisheries Ecologist (Closing date 15 March 2017)

    17th February 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for an Ecologist within the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory based in Pitlochry. This post will play a key role in the research and advice provided by Marine Scotland Science to the Scottish Government. The post holder will also assist in the development and application of models to assess salmon stocks in...

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  • New Marine Scotland Director

    15th February 2017 by

    Following an external recruitment process, chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner, we’re delighted to announce that Graham Black, currently HMRC Deputy Director Large Business, Scotland and Northern Ireland has been appointed as the new Director of Marine Scotland.  He will take up his new role on 16 March 2017. Graham said: “I am delighted and...

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  • Helping fishermen to DiscardLess

    6th February 2017 by

    Today sees the publication of a new report in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series, but it’s something a little different – it’s a Manual and some factsheets. The Selectivity in Trawl Fishing Gears manual forms part of the DiscardLess project – a Horizon 2020 project set up to provide the knowledge, tools, and methods required for...

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