Joint monitoring of Scottish Marine Protected Areas
19th August 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Our science colleagues joined with JNCC recently to conduct a monitoring trip of the West Shetland Shelf Marine Protected Area.
Surveying the Sponge Belt
2nd September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Scotland and JNCC have been undertaking the annual MPA monitoring trip in Scottish offshore waters aboard the Marine Research Vessel Scotia.
Scotia to the rescue
17th November 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Colleagues on MRV Scotia came to the assistance of the National Oceanography Centre while out conducting sampling work in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
Scotia resumes survey programme
30th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
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).
Boarding Safely in the Future
2nd June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
As an organisation that deals with regulation and enforcement, the COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenges for us and we are committed to doing everything we can to limit the spread of the virus, and to protect our own people as they carry out their duties. Whilst we haven’t stopped all of our surveillance and…
Detecting Weekly Changes in our Oceans using Seagliders
28th February 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Scotland Scientists have been involved in a series of three ocean glider data set peer-reviewed articles. The latest, titled ‘Weekly variability of hydrography and transport of northwestern inflows into the northern North Sea’ has recently been published in the Journal of Marine Science. Collaborating with researchers from the University of East Anglia, colleagues from…
Demersal Trawling with the Scotia
17th February 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
MRV Scotia Programme Survey: 0320S Duration: 16 February – 9 March 2020 Objectives: Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west of Scotland in ICES Subarea 6a. Obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Collection Framework…
Marine Scotland Science Discover New Coral Species on Rockall
9th January 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have discovered a new species of coral on Rockall Bank in the North East Atlantic. The discovery is of an animal known as a sea pen, which as it lacks a hard outer skeleton is often described as a soft coral. The species is described fully in a…
Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme
8th January 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
MRV Scotia Programme Survey: 0120S Duration: 6-21 January 2020 Fishing gear: BT 137 with Ground gear E; Sediment Sampling: Day grab Litter sampling: Catamaran and neuston trawl Water sampling: Aquatracka fluorometer, Seabird 25 and modified acoustic sledge Objectives: To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). Monitor and record…
Scotia 1919S – Latest News
18th December 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
Six scientists and the Scotia crew are missing out on all the Christmas preparations because they are working hard on MRV Scotia in the Northern North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland-Channel for 11 days. This work contributes to our long-term monitoring to evaluate changes in hydrography and circulation in Scottish waters and the North Atlantic. So…