27 returned results for 'Rockall'

  • Rockall and Mackerel

    Survey: 0118H MFV Altaire Duration: 22 May – 6 June 2018 Fishing/Sampling Gear: Gulf VII plankton sampler Objectives: To carry out standalone mackerel egg survey, on the western shelf and slope in the area from 52o N to 59o N (see Figure 1). Opportunistic trawling for adult mackerel samples; for exploratory ovary analysis. Procedures: After…

    28th May 2018

  • Surveying haddock at Rockall with the Scotia

    Duration: 2-13 September 2017 Gear  GOV Trawl (BT 137) with ground gear D CTD – Seabird 19+ Day grabs  Objectives To undertake the bottom trawl survey of haddock on Rockall Bank to a depth of 350 m.  To deploy a CTD at selected trawl stations to collect temperature and salinity profiles.  To collect sediment samples at…

    1st September 2017

  • 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

  • New collaborative deep sea survey: Hatton-Rockall Basin

    In the last year, a new initiative has made Marine Scotland Science’s research vessels, the MRVs Scotia and Alba na Mara, available for use by the MASTS community for specific research projects. This month, the first of these projects becomes operational. A partnership between Marine Scotland Science (MSS), SAMS, Aberdeen University and British Geological Survey has been created as part of…

    13th July 2015

  • An Egg Hunt of Large Proportions

    Survey: 0118H MRV Altaire (Part 3) Duration: 22nd May 2018 – 6th June 2018 This survey was tasked with providing answers to one very simple but, up to now, unanswered question. How much further west of the current survey extent would a mackerel egg survey need to go to secure a mackerel spawning boundary, in other…

    28th June 2018

  • Mackerel and Eggs on the Altaire

    MFV Altaire departed Ullapool at 1400hrs on the 22nd May to begin survey 0118H. Onboard during this exploratory mackerel egg survey we have an international scientific complement including scientists from: Scotland, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. Flowmeter calibration deployments were completed successfully in the Minch, west of Melvaig, and the Altaire is now proceeding to…

    29th May 2018

  • Rock-all and Trawl with Genesis

    Survey: 0818H – MFV Genesis BF505 Duration: 25 April -10 May 2018 Fishing Gear: Anglerfish Trawl BT 195 Objectives: To undertake a nationally co-ordinated demersal trawling survey of Anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa) at Rockall Bank (ICES area VIb and Northwestern Shelf (ICES area VIa) inside the 1000m isobaths. To additionally record and map…

    2nd May 2018

  • Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Meet Neil Collie

    As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. Next up, we hear from our…

    6th February 2018

  • Taking PAM to visit Rosemary Bank

    Figure 1: Map showing approximate location for mooring deployment and transects for each zone Duration: 31 July to 7 August 2017 Fishing Gear: 2 x bird observer boxes (plus rubber matting) 1 x passive acoustic device and moorings Objectives To deploy a passive acoustic device on Rosemary Bank To collect data on bird and marine…

    2nd August 2017

  • MRV Scotia Survey 0117S Programme

    Duration: 4-19 January 2017 Fishing gear: BT 137 with Ground gear E; Sediment Sampling: Day grab and sieves; Litter sampling: Catamaran neuston trawl; Plankton net; Water sampling: Aquatracka fluorometer, Seabird 19 and sled. Objectives: To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP). To collect water samples for nutrient…

    4th January 2017