Marine Scotland

  • Vacancy – Second Officer

    28th April 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for Second Officers within Marine Scotland (Compliance) on board the Government’s Marine Patrol Vessels. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments....

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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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  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0517A Programme

    6th April 2017 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 06 – 26 April 2017 Fishing Gear: Scallop Dredges Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To Identify and sample additional areas of commercial interest to the scallop fishery. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0417A Programme

    24th March 2017 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 25 March – 03 April 2017 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objective: To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (9 surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (21 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see...

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  • Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference 2017

    13th March 2017 by

    The fourth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017 at Eden Court in Inverness. The conference will open on the afternoon of Thursday 27th April with a session to introduce the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System or ‘SIFIDS’ Project.  This project will focus on using new technologies and...

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  • How would you like to be a Scientist-in-Charge?

    8th March 2017 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    I work as a physical oceanographer for Marine Scotland Science and every December I am also the Scientist-in-Charge (SiC) of the MRV Scotia’s research cruise.   Before taking over the December cruise I work-shadowed a colleague who taught me the ins-and-outs of Scotia and this type of cruise.  Funnily enough not many people are keen on...

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  • Vacancy – Freshwater Fisheries Ecologist (Closing date 15 March 2017)

    17th February 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for an Ecologist within the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory based in Pitlochry. This post will play a key role in the research and advice provided by Marine Scotland Science to the Scottish Government. The post holder will also assist in the development and application of models to assess salmon stocks in...

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  • New Marine Scotland Director

    15th February 2017 by

    Following an external recruitment process, chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner, we’re delighted to announce that Graham Black, currently HMRC Deputy Director Large Business, Scotland and Northern Ireland has been appointed as the new Director of Marine Scotland.  He will take up his new role on 16 March 2017. Graham said: “I am delighted and...

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  • Helping fishermen to DiscardLess

    6th February 2017 by

    Today sees the publication of a new report in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series, but it’s something a little different – it’s a Manual and some factsheets. The Selectivity in Trawl Fishing Gears manual forms part of the DiscardLess project – a Horizon 2020 project set up to provide the knowledge, tools, and methods required for...

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