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Joint Warrior Training Activity: 24th April – 4 May 2018

19th April 2018

Exercise Joint Warrior (JW), organised by the Ministry of Defence, is part of a major programme of exercises involving land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from all the NATO partners, across the UK. The next exercise, Joint Warrior 181, will take place between 24 April and 4 May 2018, mostly near Cape Wrath (live firing) and down the…

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How the HoTRiverS Project is helping us to understand and protect Scotland’s rivers

17th April 2018

One of the ways in which climate change is likely to impact Scotland’s rivers is through an increase in water temperature, particularly during summer months. Stream temperature is of great importance to the growth and survival of a range of iconic fish species like Atlantic salmon and Brown trout, which are relatively intolerant of high…

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Twinkle twinkle little starfish

12th April 2018

Survey: 0518A Duration: 14 April – 2 May 2018 Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To Identify and sample additional areas of commercial interest to the scallop fishery. To collect information on by-catch of…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Meet Bill Leiper

10th April 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. Next up, we hear from our…

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What’s your anglerfish?

5th April 2018

Survey: 0218H – MFV Genesis BF505 Duration: 6-20 April 2018 Fishing Gear: Anglerfish Trawl BT 195 Objectives To undertake a nationally coordinated demersal trawling survey of Anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa) in the Northern North Sea, ICES area IVa. To record and map distributions of Megrim (Lepidorhombus wiffiagonis), Four-Spot Megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii) Cod (Gadus…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – a sledge isn’t just for Christmas

6th March 2018

For many years, Marine Scotland scientists and engineers have designed, built and deployed towed underwater TV sledges to view the sea bed. These sledges provide a relatively stable platform to study a variety of species and monitor various underwater sites. With experience, the design used in nephrops work has evolved and along with a forward…

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EQUATING women in Science and Engineering

1st March 2018

In February, our Science IT manager Dave Keay (pictured right) was invited to speak at an event at Abertay University run by EQUATE Scotland and entitled ‘Building the Talent Pipeline’. The half day event was aimed at promoting opportunities for women in Science and Engineering and was focussed on two aspects: women undergraduate work placements under the…

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Getting to know your marine data – DataFest 2018

27th February 2018

In a little under three weeks, DataFest18 will kick off across Scotland. This event showcases “Scotland’s leading role in data” through a two day summit, networking opportunities and a series of Fringe events across Scotland. This year, Datafest18 has a particular focus on collaboration. With that in mind, Marine Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Marine…

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Iambic Pentameter Meets the ICES North Sea Lemon Sole Benchmark

14th February 2018

Last year we introduced you to our Sea Fisheries Programme Manager, Dr Coby Needle. When he isn’t dealing with fish stock and assessment, or even sometimes when he is, he also writes. So here, in something a little different, we introduce you to the work of the ICES Benchmark Workshop on North Sea Stocks in poetry. Attend,…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Meet Neil Collie

6th February 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. Next up, we hear from our…

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