162 returned results for 'research vessel'

  • Update from Scotia research survey 1815S: December in the Faroe-Shetland Channel

    Greetings from Scotia from the Faroe-Shetland Channel! A group of experienced scientists and engineers came on-board Scotia on Thursday December 10th to sail into the northern North Sea and on into the Faroe-Shetland Channel. More than a week into our 12-day trip, we can clearly say that we have had exceptional weather for December with…

    21st December 2015

  • Marine Scotland & JNCC do joint research

    Marine Scotland Science and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) have joined up to do some research at the Solan Bank Reef Site of Community Importance (SCI) in Scottish offshore waters. Solan Bank Reef is one of 20 offshore candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) in UK offshore waters. The site is designated for Annex I reef…

    29th October 2014

  • Mapping Vessel Movements from Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) – report published

    Use of satellite AIS data for marine planning purposes has not previously been undertaken, therefore the reliability, accuracy and compatibility of satellite data with terrestrial data was unknown. Because of its marine planning interests, Marine Scotland has comissioned ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd to investigate what added value satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) data can bring…

    12th June 2014

  • Annual monitoring and sampling with Scotia

    Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia’s annual survey monitoring and sampling in the North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC), has ended just in time for Christmas.

    22nd December 2021

  • Surveying the Sponge Belt

    Marine Scotland and JNCC have been undertaking the annual MPA monitoring trip in Scottish offshore waters aboard the Marine Research Vessel Scotia.

    2nd September 2021

  • News from our Scotia crew

    Colleagues onboard our marine research vessel (MRV) Scotia are nearing the end of their latest survey trip but have made good progress collecting information on the abundance and distribution of Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawns.

    18th June 2021

  • Shetland scallop assessment

    An assessment of Shetland scallop was the focus of the Marine Research Vessel Alba na Mara’s most recent survey.

    8th February 2021

  • Scotia resumes survey programme

    As with many other aspects of our lives at this time, our marine research vessel (MRV) survey programme of 2020 was significantly affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and ultimately stopped with the lockdown restrictions imposed in March.

    However, in mid-June the MRV Scotia programme was permitted to resume with survey 0820S – the annual North Sea and West coast Nephrops underwater television survey (UWTV).

    30th June 2020

  • Day of the Seafarer

    Today is International Day of the Seafarer and with three protection vessels and two research vessels we certainly know a thing or two about life at sea. Marine Scotland, and its predecessors, have a long fleet history, with both research and patrol vessels at the heart of our work.

    25th June 2020

  • Shaping Scotland’s marine future

    The Scottish Government has published its new Marine Science and Innovation Strategy highlighting the crucial role of science and innovation in realising the full potential of the marine environment.

    11th January 2024