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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.

Data Extent

License

UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

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Scottish Coastal Observatory - Mallaig Site

This site is run by Ewen Nicholson, a local fisherman. The temperature logger is deployed in a pipe attached to the fishery pier and can be changed at low water spring tide, when the top of the pipe is uncovered

doi: 
10.7489/955-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland. 2019. Scottish Coastal Observatory - Mallaig site data. doi: 10.7489/955-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2019-06-07
Release Date
2019-06-07
Frequency
Hourly
Identifier
8f64ad1e-759e-4a7c-8287-95d8223266f4
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-5.825 57.00667)
Temporal Coverage
Monday, April 19, 1999 - 12:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Recordings every 30 minutes
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