Marine Scotland

  • Funded Student Internships in Offshore Renewable Energy

    24th July 2019 by

    Are you a postgraduate student interested in a research project on the environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy on fish ecology and commercial fisheries, to help inform government priorities? Then this funded internship programme with Marine Scotland might just be for you! Marine Scotland invites postgraduate students (Masters and PhD), registered with any UK academic...

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  • DEEPly Committed to a Thriving Oyster Population

    3rd May 2019 by

    Bonar Bridge on the Dornoch Firth

    Marine Scotland has recently been working in close partnership with the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP) initiative to make sure that a large number of molluscs are disease free. Pioneered by Glenmorangie, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University and the Marine Conservation Society, the DEEP initiative was created to restore native European oysters (Ostrea edulis) to...

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  • Joint Warrior Training Activity: 30 March to 11 April 2019

    26th March 2019 by

    Joint Warrior training exercise 2019

    The bi-annual Joint Warrior exercise, organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will be taking place in Scottish waters from 30 March to 11 April 2019. Joint Warrior is part of a major programme of exercises involving: land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) partners in UK waters. These exercises...

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  • Keeping the Beaches Clean in Aberdeen

    17th March 2017 by

    In the next few days some colleagues will be donning their gloves, picking up their biodegradable bags and heading out around the beaches of Aberdeen in an effort to rid the shores of unsightly litter. The first event is organised by the Marine Conservation Society at Nigg Bay, further details are shown below. Then on...

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  • Scottish Fishermen Land 1000th Tonne of Marine Litter

    18th January 2017 by

    Our very own Professor Colin Moffat was asked recently to attend and give a short presentation at an event to celebrate the success of the KIMO UK’s Fishing for Litter scheme. Supported by partners, including the Scottish Government, the Fishing for Litter scheme encourages skippers of fishing vessels to land litter they catch in their...

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  • Scientists take ‘blue-action’ to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

    6th December 2016 by

    Polar bear copyright Dirk Notz, MPG

    While the Arctic faces rapid warming and less sea ice currently covers the Arctic Ocean than ever before at this time of the year, an international partnership launches a major project to improve our detailed understanding of the processes and impacts of this changing climate and to construct better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly...

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  • The Buckland Foundation lecture – 2 November 2016

    12th October 2016 by

    Buckland Lecture

    The Buckland Foundation: How smart are fish? Integrating what scientists and fishers know. 2nd November 2016, Institute of Zoology, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY from 18:00 to 2100 The talks in this event will challenge the commonly-held view of fish as robot-like animals with no intelligence and a 30 second memory, which often...

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  • Joint Warrior Training Activity: 8th to 20th October 2016

    6th October 2016 by

    Joint Warrior (JW) 162, will take place between 8th and 20th October 2016 and will comprise of a programme of exercises conducted across the UK by land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from 15 Nations. The majority of the exercise will be focussed in the airspace, offshore and coastal waters to the North and North...

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  • Don’t forget this weekend’s Great British Beach Clean

    14th September 2016 by

    Don’t forget this weekend – the 16th – 19th September – is Great British Beach Clean weekend! Organised by the Marine Conservation Society are organising their annual beach cleans all over the country. If you fancy getting involved, why not check out their website and see if there’s one happening near you? Their website also has lots...

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  • West’s Travel to the East

    30th August 2016 by

    Receiving emails from Jim Manning, a USA-based collaborator, is always exciting.  In general, these emails notify us of the wonderful travels of various satellite-tracked objects (e.g. ocean drifters, small unmanned sail ships).  Back in April 2015, we received such an email to tell us about a small, 5 foot long, unmanned sail boat, called Crimson...

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