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Inspecting a freezing Afrika

9th August 2018

On the 16th of July a boarding party from MPV Jura, including two trainees, carried out a routine inspection of the Dutch pelagic freezer trawler ‘Afrika’ to the east of Fair Isle. The ‘Afrika’ is big vessel – 126m long with 11 refrigerated seawater tanks (RSW) onboard, giving her a total capacity of over 690m³. A…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with a father and son – Danny Copland

7th August 2018

Last month, as part of our celebrations of the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of Young People, we introduced you to one half of our father and son Engineering team – dad Phil Copland. This month, as promised, son Danny Copland gets his own back! Who are you and what do you do? My name is…

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Haiku to lemon sole

17th July 2018

If you thought our scientists just did fish, think again… sort of. The head of Sea Fisheries Programme, Dr Coby Needle, has written this haiku about a lemon sole. It’s not his first foray in to poetry for this particular fish. He wrote an Iambic Pentameter earlier this year too. It’s fish, Jim, but not…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with a father and son – Phil Copland

10th July 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. Unusually within our engineering section,…

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Introducing the European Marine Biological Resource Centre

25th June 2018

On the 19th of June 2018, the European Marine Biological Resource Centre celebrated its adoption as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMBRC-ERIC). Hosted by France and based in Paris, EMBRC-ERIC is a pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) for marine biology and ecology research, providing state of the art facilities, technology platforms and advanced services to study…

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What does one ware when you go to Arrochar?

8th June 2018

At the end of the last week in May, we – with help from a HUGE number of others including staff and volunteers from The GRAB Trust, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority, Luss Estates, Marine Conservation Society, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Argyll and Bute Council, Zero Waste Scotland and the local community council – organised…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Meet Matt Kinghorn

5th June 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. This month we’ve got something…

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Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with Dr Campbell Pert

24th May 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 Campbell, our key parasitologist. What’s one of them?…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Meet Tam Cairns of the Northern Lighthouse Board

8th May 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. But for this month, we’re…

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Getting in some training with the Coastguard

1st May 2018

Earlier in April, we received a request from Shetland Coastguard to help with their training for the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter – and the crew of MPV Jura were only too happy to do so! This isn’t the first time we have helped the Coastguard and it usually just involves the Coastguard helicopter performing exercises around and…

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