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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.

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UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

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Scottish Coastal Observatory - Cromarty Site

The University of Aberdeen runs the Lighthouse Field Station in Cromarty as a base for mammal research. In December 2003, a temperature logger was set up near the lighthouse to measure sea surface temperature

doi: 
10.7489/920-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland Science. 2019. Scottish Coastal Observatory - Cromarty site data. doi: 10.7489/920-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2019-06-10
Release Date
2019-06-06
Frequency
Hourly
Identifier
8259bc78-d6b2-49d3-a73f-232d90ab5174
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-4.03983 57.683)
Temporal Coverage
Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
30 minute temperature recordings
Data Dictionary

Sea Surface temperature is measured every 30 minutes by minilogger, and from these records daily averages are calculated.

Contact Name
Marine Scotland
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public