Marine Scotland

  • Prey Species across Smith Bank

    30th August 2019 by

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1419A Programme Duration: 27-30 August 2019 Locations: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL); Moray East Offshore Windfarm (MEOW); Moray West Offshore Windfarm (MWOW). Objectives Primary Objectives: Study the distribution of prey species (fish schools and zooplankton patches) across Smith Bank in relation to data available from BOWL post-construction digital aerial surveys...

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  • Meet Rebecca Langton – Species Distribution Modeller

    30th January 2019 by

    In our series of Science in Government Conference posters Rebecca Langton tells us about the MarPAMM (Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring) Project and how she contributes to finding out where vulnerable species are on the seabed.  Read on to see what a typical day would be like for Rebecca.     Further Information: Follow...

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  • Reviewing our Year of Science

    18th January 2019 by

    Trawling for smolts MRV Scotia. Photo by Ross Gardiner © Crown copyright

    Today sees the publication of our Annual Science Review for 2017/18. The Review, which highlights the impacts and achievements of Marine Scotland Science (MSS), details the overall contribution and support that our scientists make to the work of Marine Scotland. During this period we have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and supported more than 75...

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  • Sunbeam Surveys going Swimmingly

    21st May 2018 by

    MRV Sunbeam FR 487

    Scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have recently been operating on Fraserburgh pelagic trawler Sunbeam (FR 487) to survey salmon smolts at various points on the Scottish east coast. Operating in the Moray Firth, Firths of Forth and Tay, MSS used a specially designed net for sampling very close to the surface. The net incorporates...

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  • Glasgow welcomes the EU Atlantic Stakeholder Conference

    26th October 2017 by

    Fergus Ewing MSP

    Registration is now open for the conference and workshops for the annual Atlantic Stakeholder Conference, which will take place in Glasgow on 8 November 2017 with a theme of ‘Regeneration across Generations’ and a focus on creating socially inclusive and sustainable models of regional development. This priority of the EU’s Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan will...

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  • Recent updates to NMPi

    12th July 2017 by

    NMPI screenshot

    Some of you may be aware of Marine Scotland MAPS NMPi (National Marine Plan interactive), Marine Scotland’s key tool for sharing data with stakeholders. It continues the innovation started by Scotland’s Marine Atlas and its follow up e-publication. It’s an online, interactive GIS-based tool allowing you to view different types of information, as map layers, at...

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  • Another award goes to Plan

    29th June 2017 by

    RPTI Winners

    The pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan (PFOW MSP), which was developed by a collaboration of Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and the Highland Council, has won the Excellence in Plan Making Practice category at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017. The team was presented with the...

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  • Musing the Multi-Uses in European Seas

    7th December 2016 by

    A team of experts, led by Marine Scotland, has embarked on a new project to look at how European seas are currently being used and what could be the real multi-uses opportunities. The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project, which will run until 31 October 2018, will review the existing processes used across the EU for marine and coastal...

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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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  • An Award Winning Partnership

    11th November 2016 by

    Shona Turnbull (Highland Council), Tracy McCollin (Marine Scotland), James Green (Orkney Islands Council) and Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government and Housing)

    A working group, consisting of colleagues from Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and the Highland Council, has received an award in the ‘Partnership’ category of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP). The award recognised the work of the group, in developing the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan, and was...

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