Marine Scotland

  • Introducing… the new look Scotland’s environment website

    22nd June 2017 by

    The SEWeb team have launched the new look Scotland’s environment website. The new website has been designed and developed following discussion and feedback with you, our users, to find out what you want and need from this online resource. It’s still a work in progress but in this first phase release you’ll find new designs, functionality and...

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  • Latest update from the MRV Scotia survey 0717S – the 7th of the year

    15th June 2017 by

    Duration: 6- 26 June 2017 Gear onboard:   2 x Scotia BT175 80mm prawn trawls 2 x Day grabs and 1 x sieving table 2 x towed UWTV sledges 2 x 600m umbilical towing cables and associated TV equipment (including back up) Objectives To obtain estimates of the abundance and distribution of Nephrops burrow complexes at...

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  • New report published about bird and mammal displacement with wave and tidal energy devices

    13th June 2017 by

    Flying seagull

    As the offshore marine renewables industry grows, understanding the way that marine species may respond to the installation and operation of wave and tidal energy devices is of particular importance. Recently, extensive research and effort has gone into furthering our understanding of potential implications of deploying these devices into Scottish waters. However, several questions still...

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  • Remembering Helen Stormonth Ogilivie (1880-1960)

    17th May 2017 by

    On this day in 1880, Helen Stormonth Ogilivie was born who, as far as we know, was the first woman to be employed by what is now Marine Scotland Science. Born in Dundee, Ms Ogilvie studied at Dundee University College at the time it became affiliated to St Andrews University and graduated with an MA...

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  • Placements now available with Marine Scotland (closing date 29 June)

    16th May 2017 by

    Marine Scotland is planning to host two NERC Innovation Placements. The placements, which are currently open to applications, will look at policy areas related to marine renewables, and scientific areas related to underwater noise. Marine Acoustics Placement During this placement, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with underwater noise data from across the...

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  • Vacancy – Second Engineering Officer (Closing date 8 June)

    12th May 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for Second Engineers holding a Class One (Motor) Certificate of Competency to serve aboard Marine Scotland’s vessels. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. Marine Scotland operate three Patrol vessels and two Research...

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  • Vacancy – Economic Policy Adviser (closing date 6 June)

    10th May 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for an Economic Policy Adviser within Food Standards Scotland (FSS). The post will be located in Marine Scotland’s Marine Analytical Unit (MAU), to allow the post holder to draw on broader multi-disciplinary (statisticians, economists, data analyst and social researchers) analytical resource based in Edinburgh. This is a 12 month fixed...

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  • New consultation launched on fin fish and shellfish developments

    8th May 2017 by

    Fish Farm

        Last Friday, Marine Scotland launched a consultation to propose amendments to permitted development rights for fin fish and shellfish developments. Comments are being sought on whether to relax the current requirement for prior notification under existing rights and to consult on improvements to rights relevant to shellfish farmers. The proposed changes are the result of the review of current rights, undertaken...

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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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