Marine Scotland Communications

Written 26 posts

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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Vacancy: HGV Driver / Handyperson (closing date 17 December)

20th November 2018

We are currently seeking applications for a Driver / Handyperson at Marine Scotland (MS) Marine Laboratory, 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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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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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person – Lynda Blackadder

19th July 2018

2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person and this month we have another blog about one of our many colleagues who inspire the next generation with their Outreach work. Meet Lynda Blackadder, an aspiring ballet dance but currently a Fisheries Data Analyst and Modeller in the Coastal and…

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Scallop Stock Assessment

6th July 2018

Survey: 1018A Duration: 4-23 July 2018 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the East Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species. To identify and quantify numbers of starfish species in…

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