Marine Scotland

  • Scotland’s Environment web launches new volunteer service

    8th July 2014 by

    A new matchmaking service for volunteers looking for opportunities to get involved in environmental projects with local voluntary groups has been launched by Scotland’s Environment web (SEweb). The new Project Finder service is available through the recently re-launched Scotland’s Environment website – – and includes an easy to use search feature to help people...

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  • PhD Opportunities available

    2nd July 2014 by

    Marine Scotland Science is supporting a PhD opportunity at UHI SAMS and Marine Scotland Science, funded through the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS)  on the subject of “Impact of basin-scale forcing on the circulation in the Faroe Shetland Channel”:  Read more : Impacts of basin-scale forcing on the circulation of the Faroe...

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  • Wild Dolphins Exhibition in Aberdeen

    24th June 2014 by

    Scientists from Marine Scotland have been involved with the new Wild Dolphins Exhibition that opened in Aberdeen yesterday. The exhibition, part of the Greyhope Bay Project,  involves 50 giant dolphin sculptures that have individually designed and painted by local artists, dotted around the city.  Visit the Greyhope Bay Project facebook page 

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  • Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launched

    24th June 2014 by

    Over £11m public funding matched by industry. A new innovation centre for aquaculture will help create jobs and support the growth, sustainability and profitability of the industry in Scotland. The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will bring together industry and research to provide innovative solutions with the aim of growing the already substantial contribution aquaculture...

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  • Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

    3rd June 2014 by

    Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest in conducting a project with the following title: CRW2014/17: Method to Assess the Role of Catchment Management in Helping to Protect and Improve Drinking Water Quality in a Cost-effective Way. Read the project specification Please note that completed...

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  • Joint Warrior Exercise – 25 March and 11 April 2014

    28th March 2014 by

    Every six months, the Ministry of Defence undertakes a major programme of exercises involving land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from all the NATO partners, across the UK. An important maritime element of Joint Warrior takes place in the offshore and coastal waters to the north east, north and north west of Scotland, which is...

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  • Scotland’s Environment Web – Youth Competition

    24th March 2014 by

    ‘What needs to change in your local community that will make a difference to your environment and what role can you play in making it happen?’ You have the power to make change happen. Changing the way people in your neighbourhood behave is the first step to changing the way the world works. Think about...

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  • Marine Scotland Science help with research in to climate change

    20th March 2014 by

    Since the late 19th century, researchers from the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen (part of Marine Scotland) have made regular observations of the temperature and salinity vertical structure in the Faroe Shetland Channel.  In the early days, this was done by taking water samples, but with advances in technology, this is now done using very accurate...

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  • Scotland’s Brahan project goes live

    20th November 2013 by

    Live information about the speed and direction of Scotland’s ocean currents has been made available for the first time. Using high frequency radar technologies Marine Scotland’s Brahan project is providing ocean current information from a wide section of Scotland’s large marine area – up to 200km offshore. The results which are not currently available from...

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  • Launch of the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP)

    15th November 2013 by

    Marine Scotland are delighted to be part of  Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) – as  a joint industry project involving the Carbon Trust, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Marine Scotland, The Crown Estate and offshore wind developers.  The aim is to ensure that research work is commissioned to tackle the evidence needs associated with...

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