Marine Scotland Communications

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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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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person – Julia Black

21st June 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. Meet Julia Black a Molecular Geneticist at Marine Scotland Science. Gummy bears and strawberry laces in science! Read on to…

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What’s at our Disposal? The latest from the research vessel Alba na mara

20th June 2018

Survey: 0918A Duration: 18 June – 1 July 2018 Sampling Gear: TV drop frame, TV winch and cable, 2 x day grabs and RoxAnn. Objectives To undertake grab, underwater television (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of sea disposal sites and assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of…

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Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning Book

23rd May 2018

The generation of offshore energy is a rapidly growing sector internationally. Its expansion means competing for space in an already busy seascape, and as it develops it will have many potential impacts on established patterns of sea use, rights of access, and social and cultural value systems. Effective marine management not only needs to balance…

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It’s all about… Scotland’s environment

3rd May 2018

Scotland’s Environment website has a wealth of information and data to help you explore and learn more about our environment. If you’ve not had a chance to visit the website and blog recently, here’s a taste of what’s been happening in January to April. Happy reading! Read the latest round-up

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with John Bruce

26th April 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 John, one of our Business Managers within Marine Scotland….

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