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Scottish Coastal Observatory - Stonehaven Site

Monitoring

    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...

    Scottish Coastal Observatory - Ythan Estuary 2004 - 2017

    Monitoring

      The Ythan is a shallow estuary on the East Coast of Scotland that has site of special scientific interest status. Samples are taken by staff from Aberdeen University's Oceanlab. The data collected goes towards their research into the ecosystem of...

      Scottish Coastal Observatory - Cromarty Site

      Monitoring

        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

        Scottish Coastal Observatory - Loch Ewe Site

        Monitoring

          The sampling site at Loch Ewe is located in a sheltered fish farm hosted by Jane and Willie Grant. The minilogger, which records temperature at the site, is deployed below a buoy at a depth of 3 metres. All of the other readings are taken weekly...

          Scottish Coastal Observatory - Loch Maddy Site

          Monitoring

            Loch Maddy is a large ecosystem of shallow lochs ecompassing a wide range of habitats and features including reefs, lagoons, mudflats and sandbanks. The area has been proposed as a UK Marine Special Area of Conversation and the local community...

            Scottish Coastal Observatory - Scalloway Site

            Monitoring

              This is a moderately exposed site on the south-west coast of Shetland. The temperature logger is suspended under a floating pontoon at Scalloway Boat Club. Surface nutrient, salinity and phytoplankton samples are collected by staff from North...

              Scottish Coastal Observatory - Scapa Site

              Monitoring

                Scapa Pier is a fairly sheltered location within Scapa Flow. The temperature logger is suspended from the pier, and surface nutrient, salinity and phytoplankton samples are also taken from the pier. The environmental unit of the Orkney Islands...

                Scottish Coastal Observatory - St Abbs Site

                Monitoring

                  St Abbs is located on the south-east coast of Scotland. The temperature logger is suspended from the harbour wall. Staff at the St Abbs marine station collect the weekly samples at this site.

                  Scottish Coastal Observatory - Millport Site

                  Monitoring

                    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...