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Marine Scotland Science (MSS) undertakes a wide range of monitoring covering many aspects of the Scottish marine ecosystem.

Monitoring is undertaken in Scottish Inshore Waters, using networks of volunteers and automatic recording equipment, as well as in Scottish Offshore Waters, using the MSS research vessels MRV Alba na Mara and MRV Scotia.

Marine Scotland Science also participates national monitoring programmes, such as:

  • UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy (UKMMAS)
  • UK Marine Environmental Change Network (MECN)
  • UK Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)

This group provides published data from monitoring these activities. For many activities, there are national or international standards for how the monitoring is undertaken.

License

UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

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Scottish Coastal Observatory - Ythan Estuary

The Ythan is a shallow estuary on the East Coast of Scotland that has site of special scientific interest status. Samples are taken by staff from Aberdeen University's Oceanlab. The data collected goes towards their research into the ecosystem of the Ythan.

doi: 
10.7489/949-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland Science and Aberdeen University. 2018. Scottish Coastal Observatory - Ythan Estuary site data. doi: 10.7489/949-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2018-12-17
Release Date
2018-12-17
Frequency
Annually
Identifier
974f94c6-5470-46ee-a3e5-7fb01e8c7ca9
Temporal Coverage
Thursday, January 1, 2004 - 00:00 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Weekly
Data Dictionary

This dataset comprises of environmental data collected following standard procedures and quality for the Scottish Coastal Observatory.
Please consult the detailed information for each downloadable resource for format and field information.
For a detailed description of the Scottish Coastal environment and sampling methods, please consult the following documents:
E Bresnan, K Cook, J Hindson, S Hughes, J-P Lacaze, P Walsham, L Webster and W R Turrell (2016) The Scottish Coastal Observatory 1997-2013. Parts 1-3. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 7 No 26. DOI: 10.7489/1881-1

Public Access Level
Public