Marine Scotland

  • 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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  • The Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan needs your vote!

    20th July 2016 by

    The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Plan area supports a diverse marine economy and a vast majority of the area is used for multiple activities, meaning there is a potential for competition and conflict. To try and address this, this area was chosen to pilot the development of a marine spatial plan, aimed at supporting sustainable...

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  • Listening for Marine Mammals

    3rd June 2016 by

    The East Coast Marine Mammal Acoustic Study (ECOMMAS) array continued collecting data in 2016. On the 28th of April Alba na Mara sailed from Fraserburgh to deploy moorings at 10 station locations along the Scottish East Coast. The trip lasted 10 days and all the moorings were deployed successfully. The marine mammal listening array extends...

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  • European Maritime Day: Part One – the NorthSEE project

    18th May 2016 by

    The 18th and 19th May celebrate European Maritime Day (EMD) – the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss, and agree joint action on work connected to the marine environment. EMD 2016 has been organised in cooperation with the City of Turku and the Finnish government and focuses on the theme of “Investing in competitive...

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  • Scottish Marine Tourism and Recreation webcast

    13th May 2016 by

    According to the Scottish Marine Recreation and Tourism Survey report published in March this year, marine recreation and tourism expenditure in Scotland is estimated to amount to £3.7 billion per year. About the survey: More than 2,500 responses, many more than any other similar survey in Scotland; Covers 23 different recreation and tourism activities; and,...

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