Ruth Allen

Written 363 posts

Meet our scientists – Dr Coby Needle

21st November 2017

Today is World Fisheries Day, so what better day to introduce you to our Sea Fisheries Programme Manager, Dr Coby Needle! Who are you and what do you do? I am Dr Coby Needle, and for the past two (and a bit) years I have been the Sea Fisheries Programme Manager at Marine Scotland Science,…

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Collecting PAM’s things

20th November 2017

Duration: 18-27 November 2017 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) or acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M/SM3M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

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Recognising the Marine Heritage of Scapa Flow

17th November 2017

Earlier this year, we were involved with a joint project to survey the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Historic Environment Scotland is now reviewing the protection of these wrecks of as they are scheduled monuments, and they would like to explore if that continues to be the best way of recognising and protecting…

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Vacancy – Fisheries Observer (closing date 21st November 2017)

8th November 2017

We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Observer within the Stock and Fishery Science Group of Marine Scotland Science 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…

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Meet our scientists – Dr Faye Jackson

7th November 2017

Who are you and what do you do? I am a new employee in the Environment Group at Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL). I am currently undertaking large-scale (all of Scotland) spatial data analysis, using R as a GIS, to create national scale datasets of river habitat proxies e.g. elevation, river width, bankside…

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At Loggerheads with PAM

6th November 2017

Duration: 6-13 November 2017 Gear: Sub-surface passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) moorings. Objectives: To retrieve a previously deployed series of moorings comprising acoustic release systems (eight subsurface acoustic release moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (eight C-POD and three Loggerhead broadband units). Nine moorings were deployed originally however, one of these (Soay) has…

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Maximising the benefits of future large scale tidal and wave energy developments

3rd November 2017

Marine renewable energy is an important component of the Scottish Government’s vision for the future and will help the government reach its climate change objectives. In response to this, a three-year project, EcoWatt2050, was created to investigate how we can ensure that the benefits of future large scale tidal and wave energy developments can be…

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Vacancy – Fishing Mate (closing date 28th November 2017)

2nd November 2017

We currently have 3 vacancies for the post of Fishing Mate working as part of Marine Scotland (Compliance), based  on our Marine Research Vessels with the possibility of working on any of Marine Scotland’s vessels. The Marine Research Vessel’s main function is to ensure efficient and effective provision at sea to support the work of…

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Getting a good grounding with the Northeast Atlantic

1st November 2017

Marine Scotland Science has just released new Groundfish Survey Monitoring and Assessment data for the Northeast Atlantic Area, which includes fish abundance and biomass at length information for all the species caught during the surveys (details in the table below). With growing interest in understanding, assessing and managing the ecosystem in a more holistic way, having reliable…

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Glasgow welcomes the EU Atlantic Stakeholder Conference

26th October 2017

Registration is now open for the conference and workshops for the annual Atlantic Stakeholder Conference, which  will take place in Glasgow on 8 November 2017 with a theme of ‘Regeneration across Generations’ and a focus on creating socially inclusive and sustainable models of regional development. This priority of the EU’s Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan will…

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