Marine Scotland

  • Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with a closer look at our ships

    6th November 2018 by

    2018 Year of Celebrations

    As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ve been introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. This month, as the penultimate...

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  • Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person – Carl Jones

    23rd August 2018 by

    2018 Year of Celebrations

    The year 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. Meet Carl Jones – British Seas Fisheries Officer based in our Peterhead office. When not dressing up as...

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  • Inspecting a freezing Afrika

    9th August 2018 by

    MPV Jura

    On the 16th of July a boarding party from MPV Jura, including two trainees, carried out a routine inspection of the Dutch pelagic freezer trawler ‘Afrika’ to the east of Fair Isle. The ‘Afrika’ is big vessel – 126m long with 11 refrigerated seawater tanks (RSW) onboard, giving her a total capacity of over 690m³. A...

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  • Getting in some training with the Coastguard

    1st May 2018 by

    Earlier in April, we received a request from Shetland Coastguard to help with their training for the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter – and the crew of MPV Jura were only too happy to do so! This isn’t the first time we have helped the Coastguard and it usually just involves the Coastguard helicopter performing exercises around and...

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  • Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with John Bruce

    26th April 2018 by

    2018 Year of Celebrations

    As we mentioned in one of our earlier blogs, 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This is John, one of our Business Managers within Marine Scotland....

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  • Trawling for ICES in the north and west of Scotland

    16th February 2018 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 15 February – 7 March 2018 Fishing Gear: GOV Trawl (BT 137) fitted with ground gear D. Objectives: Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west of Scotland in ICES Subarea VIa. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station. Collect additional biological data...

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  • 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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