Meet Rebecca Langton – Species Distribution Modeller
30th January 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
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...
Meet Mike Watson – Underwater Observation Specialist
28th January 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
In our series of Science in Government Conference posters we now have Mike Watson – an integral part of the Engineering Group. Mike is involved with the design, development, maintenance and operation of underwater observation systems and tells us how he overcomes some of the more challenging aspects of his job. Further Information:...
A Century’s Worth of Data
14th January 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
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...
Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person
20th December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
This year has been both the Year of the Engineer and Year of Young Person. Here is a roundup of just some of the interesting jobs our staff involved in Outreach work get up to. Dr Nabeil Salama Andronikos Kafas Pam Walsham John Bruce Campbell Pert Julia Black Lynda Blackadder Carl Jones Eric Dalgarno Alistair McCartney
Meet Andy Wilson – Assistant Environmental Chemist (Modern Apprentice)
19th December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
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...
St Andrews Bay on St Andrews Day
14th December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
Survey: 1918A Alba na Mara Programme Duration: 29 November – 3 December 2018 Sampling Gear: BT 158 with 50 mm cod-end; 2 m beam trawl with 50 mm cod-end; Day grab and table; Catamaran, and Neuston trawl net. On 29th November Alba na Mara departed Leith at 07:00 hrs to sail up the Forth Estuary and...
Meet Dr Jessica Craig- Fisheries Population Modeller
12th December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
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...
With a little help from our friends
4th December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
In this, the last blog of the Year of the Engineer, we wanted to show you a poster that speaks for itself, really. We heard from Matt Kinghorn, one of net riggers and poet extraordinaire, earlier in the year. Today, we bring you another one of his creations that showcases and celebrates their work. All...
Sandeel Hide and Seek
3rd December 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
Survey: 2018A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 6-19 December 2018 Objectives: Determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and around Turbot bank. Collect and preserve samples of A. marinus, specifically: • all 0-group sandeels (size to be estimated from age/length keys of sampled...
Meet Luisa Barros – Fishing Gear Scientist
28th November 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
Next up in our series of posters from the Science in Government event is from Luisa Barros. Luisa is a Fishing Gear Scientist that undertakes research into fish behaviour. Find out more about a typical day for Luisa in her poster below. Further Information: Science in Government 2018 posters Meet Pablo Chevallard our Renewables and...