Marine Scotland

  • Introducing… the new look Scotland’s environment website

    22nd June 2017 by

    The SEWeb team have launched the new look Scotland’s environment website. The new website has been designed and developed following discussion and feedback with you, our users, to find out what you want and need from this online resource. It’s still a work in progress but in this first phase release you’ll find new designs, functionality and...

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  • New report published about bird and mammal displacement with wave and tidal energy devices

    13th June 2017 by

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    As the offshore marine renewables industry grows, understanding the way that marine species may respond to the installation and operation of wave and tidal energy devices is of particular importance. Recently, extensive research and effort has gone into furthering our understanding of potential implications of deploying these devices into Scottish waters. However, several questions still...

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  • SEWeb – volunteers needed to test new Scotland’s environment website

    24th May 2017 by

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    The team from SEWeb are looking for volunteers to help us carry out usability testing of the Scotland’s environment website. The Scotland’s environment website brings together environmental information and data in one place so that it is easy to search, discover, view, analyse and interpret. In June, a new look test version of the website will...

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  • Placements now available with Marine Scotland (closing date 29 June)

    16th May 2017 by

    Marine Scotland is planning to host two NERC Innovation Placements. The placements, which are currently open to applications, will look at policy areas related to marine renewables, and scientific areas related to underwater noise. Marine Acoustics Placement During this placement, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with underwater noise data from across the...

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  • Vacancy – Economic Policy Adviser (closing date 6 June)

    10th May 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for an Economic Policy Adviser within Food Standards Scotland (FSS). The post will be located in Marine Scotland’s Marine Analytical Unit (MAU), to allow the post holder to draw on broader multi-disciplinary (statisticians, economists, data analyst and social researchers) analytical resource based in Edinburgh. This is a 12 month fixed...

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  • Get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature

    27th April 2017 by

    The latest edition of Scottish Natural Heritage’s newsletter has just been published, with articles about how to get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature, an update on the new Scotland’s Soil’s website and their quarterly science update. And if you were thinking of coming along to our Freshwater Fisheries open day on 13th May, why...

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  • SCObs Weekly Sampling to Expand at St Abbs

    7th April 2017 by

    Feature Image St Abbs Harbour

    The Scottish Coastal Observatory (SCObs) monitors the temperature, salinity, nutrients and plankton community at a number of sites around the Scottish coast. The efforts of Marine Scotland scientists are supported by a network of local citizen-scientists who deploy small temperature sensors and collect water samples for analysis.  Many of the SCObs sites have been collecting...

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  • It’s all about… fabulous forests and wonderful woodlands

    31st March 2017 by

    The latest edition of the Scotland’s Environment web have been published and the theme – It’s all about… fabulous forests and wonderful woodlands – is about celebrating and raising awareness of the importance of forests of all types.  And with 18% of land in Scotland covered by woodland, and our forests contributing significantly to the wellbeing...

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  • New MarCRF PhD proposals

    28th March 2017 by

    The Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF) is a successful cross-disciplinary initiative developed between the University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science. Its priority is to work with each other as well as stakeholders and policy makers to provide the science necessary to identify research priorities, co-develop innovative research programmes and an evidence-based framework to deliver policy relevant...

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  • How do dams impact river connectivity and salmon populations?

    16th March 2017 by

    Many of Scotland’s rivers contain important rearing habitat for juvenile Atlantic salmon, an anadromous fish species that supports an economically important fishery and is often a target for conservation with many of its home-rivers designated as Special Areas of Conservation. Many of these rivers also generate hydroelectricity, which is an important source of renewable energy...

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