Marine Scotland

  • Coastal Temperature Data Published on World Oceans Day

    8th June 2019 by

    Map showing coastal monitoring stations

    As part of the Scottish Coastal Observatory, Marine Scotland and a group of dedicated volunteers record coastal water temperatures around Scotland. Today, on World Oceans Day, the coastal water temperature data from 14 monitoring locations are being published. The volunteer-based observing network works by the volunteers receiving a small self-recording temperature sensor every three months...

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  • A Century’s Worth of Data

    14th January 2019 by

    A CTD deployment at sunrise on Scotia

    The Marine Laboratory at Aberdeen has been collecting offshore water samples and taking related measurements since the 1890’s. Yet, while the equipment we use has changed a lot since that time, mostly due to advances in technology, the parameters we sample have remained the same. The Marine Scotland Science (MSS) Oceanography Group will soon be...

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  • Meet Andy Wilson – Assistant Environmental Chemist (Modern Apprentice)

    19th December 2018 by

    In our series of Science in Government Conference posters we now have Andy Wilson – Modern Apprentice and Assistant Environmental Chemist.  Andy gives us an insight into what a day in his work life is like as he prepares and analyses samples. Further Information: Science in Government 2018 posters Meet Pablo Chevallard our Renewables and...

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  • Meet Dr Jessica Craig- Fisheries Population Modeller

    12th December 2018 by

    Marine Scotland colleagues submitted a range of posters for the recent Science in Government Conference describing their work and a typical day for them.  Third in our series is Dr Jessica Craig – Fisheries Population Modeller.  Read on for an insight into what a typical day for Jessica would be like… Further Information: Science in...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit monthly update – December 2016

    28th December 2016 by

    This month’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit is now available with the most up to date information about the fish price index, nephrops prices and key facts and figures on Scottish fisheries. Please note that the results from the MAU Statistical Outputs 2016 survey have now been published and can found online. Following on...

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  • Scotland’s Marine Economy – latest figures published

    15th December 2016 by

    Scotland's Marine Economy

    The latest estimates of the economic contributions of Scotland’s Marine Economy for 2014 have been published today by Marine Scotland’s Analytical Unit. This estimate includes employment and gross value added (GVA) figures for Scotland’s core marine sector, incorporating fishing, aquaculture, fish processing, marine transport and oil and gas services. In 2014, Scotland’s core marine sector...

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  • Fisheries data brought to life with a new interactive tool

    2nd December 2016 by

    Fisheries visualisation

    Marine Scotland’s Analytical Unit has developed a new interactive data visualisation tool as an easy way to view changes in fish landings into Scotland by Scottish registered vessels. Showing weight and value of landings from 2000-2015, information can be viewed for Scotland as a whole or for one of the 18 administrative districts: Aberdeen Fishery Office Anstruther Fishery Office...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit monthly update – November 2016

    1st December 2016 by

    Peterhead Fish Market

    This month’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit is now available with the most up to date information about the fish price index, nephrops prices and key facts and figures on Scottish fisheries, and also includes an article and link to the new Scottish Sea Fisheries interactive visualisation. We will also be doing a blog about...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit monthly update – September 2016

    3rd October 2016 by

    Peterhead Fish Market

    This month’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit is now available with the most up to date information about the fish price index, nephrops prices and key facts and figures on Scottish fisheries. Read the full update

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  • Message in a bottle

    26th October 2015 by

    While digging through the archives of footage we have in Marine Scotland, we came across this footage of drift bottles being thrown in to the sea, to try and help track the current. While we still sample in the Faroe Shetland channel, technology has moved on, as you’ll see from our Tracking the Ocean story from...

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