Marine Scotland

  • Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with Eric Dalgarno

    20th September 2018 by

    As we mentioned in one of our earlier blogs, 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This is Eric, one of our Marine Environmental Chemists in…

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  • New Year is a bit rubbish for the Scotia

    3rd January 2018 by

    Duration: 4-19 January 2018 Objectives To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). To collect water samples for nutrient studies as part of the Scottish Coastal Eutrophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS). Monitor and record all litter brought aboard in all trawls. Sample water column and sediment for micro-plastic litter….

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  • Meet our scientists – Dr Faye Jackson

    7th November 2017 by

    Who are you and what do you do? I am a new employee in the Environment Group at Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL). I am currently undertaking large-scale (all of Scotland) spatial data analysis, using R as a GIS, to create national scale datasets of river habitat proxies e.g. elevation, river width, bankside…

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  • At Loggerheads with PAM

    6th November 2017 by

    Duration: 6-13 November 2017 Gear: Sub-surface passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) moorings. Objectives: To retrieve a previously deployed series of moorings comprising acoustic release systems (eight subsurface acoustic release moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (eight C-POD and three Loggerhead broadband units). Nine moorings were deployed originally however, one of these (Soay) has…

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  • Meet our scientists – Dr Carey Fraser

    10th October 2017 by

    Who are you and what do you do? I am Carey Fraser. I work 30 hours a week and spend half of my week as Science Operations Programme Manager for Marine Scotland Science, and half on secondment as Head of Professional Development for Science in the Scottish Government. Why is what you do important? Science…

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