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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)

Other Access

The information on this page (the dataset metadata) is also available in these formats.

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Scottish Coastal Observatory - Millport Site

Sea surface temperatures have been taken at Keppel Pier since the mid-1950's as part of the research at the University Marine Biological Station at Millport, forming one of the longest ongoing datasets available.

Marine Scotland has been collecting data at the site since 2003.

doi: 
10.7489/954-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland. 2019. Scottish Coastal Observatory - Millport site data. doi: 10.7489/954-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2019-06-07
Release Date
2019-06-07
Frequency
Hourly
Identifier
104da009-fa36-4f5a-901e-d514174b1973
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-4.9055 55.7495)
Temporal Coverage
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Temperature recordings every 30 minutes
Data Dictionary

The minilogger records every 30 minutes, and from this daily average temperatures are calculated.

Contact Name
Marine Scotland
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public