Marine Scotland

  • MRV Scotia Survey 0117S Programme

    4th January 2017 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 4-19 January 2017 Fishing gear: BT 137 with Ground gear E; Sediment Sampling: Day grab and sieves; Litter sampling: Catamaran neuston trawl; Plankton net; Water sampling: Aquatracka fluorometer, Seabird 19 and sled. Objectives: To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). To collect water samples for nutrient...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0117A Programme

    2nd January 2017 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 4-20 January 2017 Gear: Large TV drop frame; TV sledge; 1 x 600m umbilical towing cable; 1 x armoured cable; Video cameras and associated equipment (plus backup); Four lasers and 60cm bracket for the drop frame; 1 x BT201 prawn trawl (plus minimal spares); Day grab and table; Prawn sorting table; and Go Pro...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 2016A Programme

    20th October 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 2 – 13 November 2016 Gear: Prawn trawl BT 201; Deep Vision Camera and lights (supplied by IMRB); Net mounted camera system; Turbidity meter; Scanmar instrumentation; and 600mm Square Mesh Panel (SMP). Objectives: Primary: To obtain Deep Vision footage from a demersal trawl on different ground types and turbidities: typical nephrops grounds (mud), clearer...

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  • MRV Scotia: Survey 1316S Programme

    22nd September 2016 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 10-23 September 2016 Gear:  2 x Jackson BT 184 bottom trawl and wires;  2 x 16“ rock-hopper ground gear; 2 x ground-gear bag nets (centre section only); 2 pairs Morgere ovalfoil 1700 Kg trawl doors; 2 x Agassiz benthic sampling trawl; Scanmar trawl sensors, bottom contact sensor and depth/temperature logger (high pressure DST); VMUX towed video...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1716A Programme

    20th September 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 7-21 September 2016 Sampling Gear: TV drop frame; TV winch and cable; and 2 x day grabs and RoxAnn. Objectives: To undertake grab, underwater television (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of sea disposal sites and assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of man-made debris. Some of...

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  • Surveying basking sharks in Scotland

    31st August 2016 by

    In 2014, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) put forward ‎the Sea of the Hebrides Marine Protected Area (MPA) proposal, on the west coast of Scotland, with the features of interest including both basking sharks and minke whale. Work has recently been commissioned by SNH to undertake a series of ultra-high resolution...

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  • Celebrating Merchant Navy Day

    12th August 2016 by

    Minna in Grangemouth

    The 3 September is Merchant Navy Day – a day for us to recognise and thank the seafaring men and women who were involved in both World Wars, and to celebrate our modern day merchant seafarers. What you may not know though is that our colleagues from Marine Scotland Compliance, who crew the Marine Protection...

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  • Orca spotting in Lerwick

    22nd July 2016 by

    One of the many advantages of working in one of our coastal fishery offices is the opportunity to not only be surrounded by beautiful scenery and to live in wonderful coastal communities, but to see things that are a little unusual and, quite literally, breath taking. Two of our – very excited – fishery offices...

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  • MRV Scotia: Survey 1016S Programme

    18th July 2016 by

    Duration: 18 July – 3 August 2016 Gear: Sonardyne Ranger II USBL system Sonardyne directional / omni-directional transponders (x3) TV drop frame and wiring harness TV sledge and wiring harness SEA LED lights (x4) SeaLaser (x4) Kongsberg OE14-408 digital camera system Kongsberg OE14-366 digital still camera system Kongsberg OE14-366 TV camera system SUBC 1-CAM Alpha...

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  • It’s time to Celebrate the Sea

    17th June 2016 by

    Today is World Ocean’s Day!  A day recognized by the United Nations as a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.  This year, individuals and organizations across the planet are celebrating under the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with an array of events and...

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