Marine Scotland Communications

Written 32 posts

Connecting Seas on Valentine’s Day!

11th March 2019

Marine Scotland has been involved in a number of marine planning projects throughout Europe.  The INTERREG NorthSEE Project is one of those projects (along with MUSES, that we blogged about last week) and recently, they held their final “Connecting Seas” conference, to mark the end of the project. The conference was jointly organised with the…

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MUSES Update

8th March 2019

After 2 years, the Horizon 2020 funded, Multi-use in European Seas (MUSES) project has come to an end. The project, which began on 1st November 2016 and ran until 31st October 2018, investigated marine Multi-use (MU) in the 5 European sea basins (Baltic Sea, North Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic). The aim of…

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Work Placements at the Marine Laboratory

6th March 2019

Marine Scotland regularly host work experience placements for pupils from across Scotland. In February, two pupils from two schools in Aberdeenshire spent time learning about some of the work in the laboratory. They got to meet with Marine Scotland staff working in teams from the: Fish Health Inspectorate, Engineering, Fisheries,  Renewables, Zooplankton, Disease Diagnostics, Genetics,…

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The Wider Picture – OCSAM Goes Stateside!

27th February 2019

Dr Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Officer Marine (OCSAM), recently visited the United Nations in New York. Here he talks about what he was doing there: “There is little doubt about the criticality of sound evidence to ensure that our decisions are appropriate.  In Scotland we have a reasonable volume of data and information for some…

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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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