Scottish Marine Energy Research Symposium 2023
7th December 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Registration is now open for the upcoming Scottish Marine Energy Research (ScotMER) symposium, which will run for three days from 31 January 2023.
COP27 blog series: Scotland keen to take actions to protect marine environment
18th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Results from a survey on ocean literacy commissioned as part of Understanding Ocean Literacy and Ocean Climate-related Behaviour Change in the UK published.
COP27 blog series: celebrating Scottish seagrass science
10th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Project Seagrass examines the major ecological role that seagrasses play and how rethinking their conservation is critical to understanding their part in fighting the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Responsible wildlife watching around seals
30th August 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Scotland is well known for our diverse flora and fauna, both on land and in the sea. Some of the most iconic species seen around our coasts are seals. Scotland is home to around a third of the world population of grey seals and around 5% of the world population of harbour seals.
Joint monitoring of Scottish Marine Protected Areas
19th August 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Our science colleagues joined with JNCC recently to conduct a monitoring trip of the West Shetland Shelf Marine Protected Area.
International blue carbon partnerships awarded £10K
30th June 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Blue carbon experts have been successful in their bids for funding following the launch of the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge (BCIPC)
What are Invasive Species?
20th May 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.
Outer Hebrides fisheries management pilot reports successful first year
11th May 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
A locally-led fisheries management pilot for the Outer Hebrides is reporting positive impacts on fishing businesses and the environment in its first year, a new report reveals.
Scottish fishing technology adopted as new global standard
29th April 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has agreed to adopt a new Scottish-designed fishing technology as the new international standard for co-ordinated demersal fish population surveys in the North Sea.
Progressing Scotland’s Leadership on Blue Carbon
21st April 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government has launched the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge (BCIPC) today with awards of £10,000 available for up to 5 projects.