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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 - North Haven Site

Dave Wheeler, MBE, the local meteorologist and airport manager maintains this site. The temperature logger is attached to North Haven Pier at a fixed depth, and has been running since 2003. Before this, Dave took his own measurements from 1979-2000.

doi: 
10.7489/950-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland. 2019. Scottish Coastal Observatory - North Haven site data. doi: 10.7489/950-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2019-06-06
Release Date
2019-06-06
Frequency
Hourly
Identifier
931f77cc-8180-42db-97d3-9ccb7a3ab306
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-1.60417 59.5375)
Temporal Coverage
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Recordings every 30 minutes
Data Dictionary

Sea surface temperature is collected by deployment of minilogger. Daily mean temperatures are avaialable.

Contact Name
Marine Scotland
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public