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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 - Stonehaven Site

Samples are collected offshore from Stonehaven using Marine Scotland Science's catamaran, the Temora. The Stonehaven site has many student projects and supplementary projects carried out parallel to the regular monitoring due to its short distance from the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen. Stonehaven is one of the two full coastal ecosystem monitoring sites in Scotland, the other being Loch Ewe on the west coast. E.g. both sites are being monitored for oceanography, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and zooplankton.
This dataset represents full resolution or high resolution data from the Stonehaven monitoring site.

doi: 
10.7489/610-1
Citation: 
Marine Scotland Science. 2018. Scottish Coastal Observatory - Stonehaven site data. doi: 10.7489/610-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2018-11-15
Release Date
2018-10-30
Frequency
Annually
Identifier
64760ff9-bdda-4bab-bb44-1d797a9a1d39
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-2.113 56.9635)
Temporal Coverage
Wednesday, January 1, 1997 - 00:00 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Weekly data collection
Data Dictionary

This dataset comprises of environmental and biological 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

Contact Name
Marine Scotland
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public