• Casting the Net via the Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF)

    5th May 2015 by

    On Friday 24th April, MarCRF held a networking event – “Casting the Net”- to bring together marine related researchers from around Aberdeen, including from Marine Scotland Science, the University of Aberdeen, and other universities, research institutes and businesses in the area. All participants provided profile slides which were on display throughout the event, ranging from very informative...

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  • SEWeb Hackathon – 30th & 31st May

    28th April 2015 by

    Scotland’s Environment Web wants to help people discover and understand more about the environment. Environmental data is really important – to provide context to reports on the state and quality of the environment, to improve our understanding of the challenges and opportunities our environment faces, and encourage communities, school children and individuals to investigate their...

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  • Marine Scotland learns from the 3rd Scottish Space Symposium

    16th April 2015 by

    Last week, the 3rd Scottish Space Symposium took place at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Although primarily a meeting for those interested in remote sensing of the earth (mostly using satellites), the event was a chance for natural environment scientists to meet with space scientists and technologists, and to network and collaborate, especially in creating links to industry....

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  • Understanding the State of the Environment conference: an update

    8th April 2015 by

    Following the success of the Scotland’s Environment Understanding the State of the Environment on the 13th March in Edinburgh, a post-event webpage – with videos of the morning presentations, short interviews with some of the delegates, presentations from the afternoon workshops and photos of the event – has been created.

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  • Marine Scotland staff clean up: 2nd April

    1st April 2015 by

    Early in March, we told you about some of the fantastic work that colleagues in our Lab in Aberdeen have been doing to keep the beaches at Torry clean. Around 20 people turned up to help for the latest clean up, including colleagues from SEPA, SNH and JNCC from the neighbouring Inverdee House. The clear up operation went...

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  • Marine Scotland in joint Agency activity at Buckie harbours and ports

    30th March 2015 by

    Officers from Marine Scotland Compliance and Police Scotland’s Border Policing Command and Aberdeenshire and Moray Division have been involved in a week of engagement activity at harbours and ports within then Buchan area. The activity also saw support from the Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Detective...

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  • Update: pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan

    16th March 2015 by

    The pre-consultation versions of the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal, the Socio-Economic Baseline Review and the Regional Locational Guidance are due to be sent to Orkney Islands Council and Highland Council for consideration prior to a formal public consultation beginning in June 2015. The documents will be available on the council...

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  • Marine Scotland supports Seafood in Schools

    16th March 2015 by

    Colleages in Marine Scotland are continuing to support the Seafood in Schools initiative by being involved in workshops around the country, telling children more about the work that we do and answering their questions on all things fishy. Events at schools differ but usually involve a series of workshops designed to teach them where seafood comes from, how...

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  • Oceans and people: The VECTORS Project

    3rd March 2015 by

    What are ecosystem services and how can our understanding of them help to improve the health of our oceans?  The VECTORS project, an EU-funded marine research project, has developed integrated, research-based knowledge of marine ecosystem services, the value of them to society and the willingness of people to accept changes to them. It has also...

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  • Experts to look at ways of accelerating the approval of offshore energy projects

    3rd February 2015 by

    Marine Scotland Science is currently involved in a new project to accelerate and streamline the environmental requirements associated with consents for offshore wind, wave and tidal projects. The RiCORE project, led by the Robert Gordon University (Scotland) and including teams from Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France and Scotland, has been awarded €1.4 million from the European Commission’s...

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