Marine Scotland

  • Surveying in the Moray Firth Wind Farm Sites

    17th July 2019 by

    Alba na Mara

    Marine Scotland Science (MSS) colleagues and University of Aberdeen (UoA) postgraduate students set sail on the Alba na Mara to undertake a multi-disciplinary survey within the Moray Firth wind farm sites from the 8th – 12th of June 2019.  The aim of this survey was to characterise the distribution of the prey species (fish schools,...

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  • New MarCRF PhD proposals

    28th March 2017 by

    The Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF) is a successful cross-disciplinary initiative developed between the University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science. Its priority is to work with each other as well as stakeholders and policy makers to provide the science necessary to identify research priorities, co-develop innovative research programmes and an evidence-based framework to deliver policy relevant...

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  • Getting CORPORATE in Latvia

    5th December 2016 by

    Last week, the MarCRF project CORPORATES which includes researchers from Marine Scotland, was presented at the 2nd Baltic Sea Maritime Spatial Planning Forum, in Riga, Latvia. The conference focused on marine planning in the Baltic Sea, particularly how to plan across countries borders. VASAB and ICES organised the conference, which served as the Baltic SCOPE project’s...

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  • MarCRF at ICES

    28th September 2016 by

    MarCRF was well represented at the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Annual Science Conference 2016, this week in Riga, Latvia. Research Fellow Jacqui Tweddle (pictured right) presented in the “What is a good pelagic habitat?” session, talking about “Phytoplankton: supporting a good pelagic habitat”, which was well received and started a...

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  • MarCRF presents at the Challenger Society conference

    19th September 2016 by

    Dr Beth Scott

    The Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF) was well represented at last week’s Challenger Society 2016 Conference, with presentations featuring within the “Marine science for society” and “Drivers for patchiness and marine vertebrate dynamics” sessions. MarCRF Research Fellow Jacqueline Tweddle presented on why we need to think about phytoplankton patchiness in marine management, and Beth Scott...

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  • What happens when you meet your marine neighbour

    31st May 2016 by

    Last week, marine researchers from Aberdeen took part in a “Meet Your Marine Neighbour” networking event at the Town and County Hall in Aberdeen City Centre. Researchers from many fields took part, from aquaculture to oceanography, pharmaceuticals to law, and included people from academia, industry, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government. The event was sponsored by the...

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  • Study on blue mussels and amoebic gill disease in farmed salmon published

    16th February 2016 by

    Each year amoebic gill disease (AGD) affects Atlantic salmon farms across Scotland leading to swollen and infected gills in the salmon. As part of the Marine Collaborations Research Forum (MarCRF) Christine Rolin (pictured right) had the opportunity as a Masters student at the University of Aberdeen in 2014 to work with scientists in the Marine Scotland...

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  • New report published by the CORPORATES Project

    5th February 2016 by

    This new report provides the background, the process and the outcomes of an interdisciplinary project entitled “The Cooperative Participatory Evaluation of Renewable Technologies on Ecosystem Services (CORPORATES)”, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The report can be found at The CORPORATES project involved colleagues from the MarCRF collaborators Marine Scotland Science...

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  • Marine Scotland contribute to Maritime Spatial Planning and Monitoring conference

    9th June 2015 by

    On June 4th and 5th, MarCRF Research Fellow Jacqui Tweddle represented Marine Scotland Science at the OECD’s “Workshop on the Future of Maritime Spatial Planning and Ocean Monitoring” in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop was organised as part of the project “The Future of the Ocean Economy – Exploring the prospects for emerging ocean industries to...

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  • MarCRF welcomes Professor Kelly Benoit-Bird

    29th May 2015 by

    On Friday 22nd May, MarCRF Research Fellow Jacqui Tweddle  hosted Professor Kelly Benoit-Bird, from Oregon State University in the U.S.A., on a flying visit to Aberdeen. Prof. Benoit-Bird is a distinguished marine scientist, having received many awards and honours, including a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the “genius grant”) and the U.S.A. Presidential Early Career...

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