170 returned results for 'scotia'

  • In deep at the United Nations

    Next week, Marine Scotland scientist Dr Francis Neat (pictured right) will join the EU delegation to the UN in New York to discuss deep-sea fishing regulations and conservation in the high seas. It’s a huge honour and as Francis explains “we rarely think too much about that part of the ocean that is beyond our national jurisdiction…

    28th July 2016

  • When a research vessel became an aircraft carrier…for drones

    During cruise 0816S, which ran from the 22nd to the 25th June, 2016, eleven marine scientists set sail from Aberdeen harbour towards the small island of Stroma in the Pentland Firth aboard MRV Scotia. The team was comprised of scientists from Marine Scotland, Aberdeen University and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). The cruise’s…

    11th July 2016

  • New data portal on deep-water Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the North Atlantic released

    Knowing where the various deepwater habitats and species exist is important for conservation and management. Over the last 5 years, Marine Scotland scientist Dr Francis Neat has been working with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – a global organisation that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of…

    23rd February 2016

  • Report on UK Public Sector Research Vessels published

    A report looking at the current fleet of UK Public Sector Research Vessels has been published. The report has been put together on behalf of the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee’s (MSCC) Research Vessel Working Group, who ensure that we get maximum value from the research vessels through collaboration and cooperation.  By working together, the UK gains £4.5M worth of additional scientific…

    10th February 2016

  • A new data recording system for fish sampling

    As 2016 gets off to a somewhat stormy start, scientists onboard the MRV Scotia are welcoming a new data recording system that will not only reduce the chance of error but will also speed up the process for recording important statistics. Fish sampling is a very important part of fisheries research, contributing to a number…

    14th January 2016

  • MEDIN are upgrading and want your views

    Marine data are held by many organisations in the UK and are collected for many different purposes: for the timing of tides to determine the position of submerged obstacles about the position of submerged obstacles for marine conservation to monitor and forecast weather and ocean states to site marine structures for scientific research to understand…

    12th January 2016

  • What lies beneath Rockall?

    Rockall, a tiny island not much bigger than a house, sits on the very extremity of Scotland’s marine environment. Some 180 miles due west of St. Kilda, it is buffeted year round by the extreme winds and swell that the North Atlantic weather generates. As such, it is Scotland’s only truly offshore shallow water ecosystem….

    18th December 2015

  • Protecting the Ocean Quahog

    The Ocean quahog, Arctica islandica, is a large marine bivalve that can live for over 500 years. This makes it one of the longest lived animals known to science. It is found around British and Irish coasts and lives in sediments from just below low water to depths of about 500 metres. They are often…

    3rd December 2015

  • Message in a bottle

    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…

    26th October 2015

  • Undersea lost world – found!

    Tantalising evidence that there might be a unique and unknown ecosystem lying off the coast of Scotland has led to the discovery of a lost world beneath the sea. Following up on a research cruise in Scottish waters in 2012 when scientists spotted previously unknown creatures brought up from the seabed, a collaborative expedition set…

    5th October 2015