Marine Scotland

  • What’s the (Organic) Matter?

    13th March 2018 by

    Sir John Murray Copyright SEPA

    Picture of MRV Sir John Murray (SJM) provided courtesy of SEPA. Survey: 0118SJM Duration: 12-16 March 2018 Gear: Craib corer, CTD, Day grab and Auto sieve. Objective: To compare pore-water nutrients, sediment chlorophyll-a and organic matter content among seabed sediments from the Outer and Inner Firth of Clyde and sea lochs. Procedure: Figure 1 shows the stations...

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  • Trans-Atlantic Co-operation

    8th March 2018 by

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts contacted Marine Scotland on the 20th February, requesting assistance to retrieve one of their gliders. The glider was deployed near Iceland, but had broken down and had been drifting at the surface since November 2017, and was now approaching the western coast of Scotland …fortuitously near to where...

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  • Bright lights; Big fish trials

    2nd March 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 0318A Duration: 8-22 March 2018 Equipment: BT 201 Prawn net – rigged with separator grid and two 80mm codends; Trawl doors, sweeps, bridles, backstrops and pennants; Spare netting and twine; Safety-Net Technologies light unit; PSL5000 light unit x 2; Lindgren Pitman Electralume light x10; 4 x 10m side emitting light cables; Battery pods; Video...

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  • EQUATING women in Science and Engineering

    1st March 2018 by

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    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 by

    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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  • Trawling for ICES in the north and west of Scotland

    16th February 2018 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 15 February – 7 March 2018 Fishing Gear: GOV Trawl (BT 137) fitted with ground gear D. Objectives: Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west of Scotland in ICES Subarea VIa. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station. Collect additional biological data...

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  • 2018 – A year for a double celebration

    8th January 2018 by

    2018 Year of Celebrations

    2018 is going to be a busy year with two things for us to shout about – the Year of the Engineer and the Year of Young People. The Year of the Engineer Designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, the Year of the Engineer also gives us the opportunity to celebrate and showcase...

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  • Where are the seals around the UK?

    21st December 2017 by

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    Today, Marine Scotland published a new report in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series on research commissioned from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) to produce updated maps of grey and harbour seal distribution in UK waters. Using a combination of telemetry data from seal tags between 1991 and 2016, and haul out counts of...

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  • Meet our scientists – Berit Rabe

    19th December 2017 by

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    Who are you and what do you do? I am Berit Rabe and I am an inshore physical oceanographer in the oceanography group within the Environment Monitoring and Assessment programme at Marine Scotland Science. I mostly work on a multi-disciplinary project related to sea lice and wild fish interactions using oceanographic field data and hydrodynamic...

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  • Meet our scientists – Helen Downie

    5th December 2017 by

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    Who are you and what do you do? I’m Helen Downie, a fisheries biologist in the Salmon Assessment Group, based at the freshwater field laboratory in Montrose.   I’m also involved with the Women and Equalities Network, which is looking to address gender balance in Marine Scotland. Lastly, I also act as the local admin cover here in Montrose, so if...

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