COP27 blog series: Scotland keen to take actions to protect marine environment
18th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Results from a survey on ocean literacy commissioned as part of Understanding Ocean Literacy and Ocean Climate-related Behaviour Change in the UK published.
COP27 blog series: celebrating Scottish seagrass science
10th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Project Seagrass examines the major ecological role that seagrasses play and how rethinking their conservation is critical to understanding their part in fighting the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
International blue carbon partnerships awarded £10K
30th June 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Blue carbon experts have been successful in their bids for funding following the launch of the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge (BCIPC)
Progressing Scotland’s Leadership on Blue Carbon
21st April 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government has launched the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge (BCIPC) today with awards of £10,000 available for up to 5 projects.
Cabinet Secretary announces new blue carbon initiative at international conference
12th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announces the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge, which will provide funding for up to five projects in 2022, at an international Blue Carbon Conference in Edinburgh.
Dronetastic – Mapping Scotland’s seagrass habitats
17th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
New study into significance of Scottish saltmarsh
14th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A new report has highlighted the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.
New Blue Carbon Resource for Marine Scientists
24th February 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Two new science reports have been published today by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) that will be used to improve our understanding and management of Blue Carbon; carbon found stored beneath the sea in sediment, shells and living plants. One is a collaborative project with University of St Andrews ‘Re-Evaluating Scotland’s Sedimentary Carbon Stocks’ and the…
Scotia’s Hunt for Organic Carbon
21st August 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
I am a second-year PhD student at the University of St Andrews and was recently very fortunate to be one of the research scientists aboard the Scotia 1019S survey that took us across Scotland’s seas at the end of July. Following an unpredictable summer, we weren’t sure of what to expect weather-wise at sea. However,…
Coring the Scotia on-board the Scotia
16th August 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
It is 0300 in the morning and the MRV Scotia is steaming to the eastern section of the Fladen ground, in the central North Sea. We have received the go-ahead to run a short survey over the giant Scanner and Scotia pockmark complexes. These large conical shaped depressions found occasionally in the North Sea and…