Marine Scotland Communications

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Vacancy – Otolith Reader (closing date 5 February 2019)

8th January 2019

We are currently seeking applications for an Otolith Reader within the Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Network 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….

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OSPAR / MSFD

8th January 2019

Survey: 0119S Scotia Programme Duration: 6-21 January 2019 Fishing Gear: BT 137 with Ground gear E Sediment Sampling: Day grab and sieves Litter sampling: Catamaran and neuston trawl Water sampling: Aquatracka fluorometer, Seabird 25 and towed frame   Objectives: To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). To…

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person

20th December 2018

This year has been both the Year of the Engineer and Year of Young Person. Here is a roundup of just some of the interesting jobs our staff involved in Outreach work get up to. Dr Nabeil Salama Andronikos Kafas Pam Walsham John Bruce Campbell Pert Julia Black Lynda Blackadder Carl Jones Eric Dalgarno Alistair McCartney

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Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme

30th November 2018

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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Oil and Gas Pipeline Survey

23rd October 2018

Survey: MRV Scotia 1518S Duration: 18 –  24 October 2018   Equipment: Day grabs; TV drop frame with lasers; armoured cable; SVP; swathe multibeam echosounder system; EK 60; CTD; VMADCP and time lapse cameras.   Objectives: To assess the hydrographic influences on the aggregation of fish around surface laid oil and gas pipelines. To assess the…

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Clyde 2020

22nd October 2018

Survey: 1618A MRV Alba na Mara Programme Duration: 19–23 October 2018 Objectives: To determine the concentrations of floating microplastics in the vicinity of Loch Long, Loch Goil and the Clyde Estuary. To determine the concentrations of microplastics within the sediment in the vicinity of Loch Long, Loch Goil and the Clyde Estuary.   Procedure: Scientific staff…

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with Alistair McCartney

18th October 2018

2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This month we read about Alistair McCartney who is a Laboratory Manager in our Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory in Pitlochry….

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with Eric Dalgarno

20th September 2018

As we mentioned in one of our earlier blogs, 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This is Eric, one of our Marine Environmental Chemists in…

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Deploying fish traps and underwater video camera frames

3rd September 2018

Survey: 1218H – MRV Actinia   Duration: 2-7 September 2018   Fishing Gear: 12 fish traps (6 fleets of 2 traps) 2 baited remote underwater video camera (SBRUV) frames 4 LED light assemblies in GPH housing 4 SJ6 Legend cameras and custom-built underwater housings   Objectives: To deploy fish traps over various habitat types within…

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person – Carl Jones

23rd August 2018

The year 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. Meet Carl Jones – British Seas Fisheries Officer based in our Peterhead office. When not dressing up as…

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