Welcome to MASTS
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is a consortium of organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland's marine research capacity.
Objective of MASTS
The overall objective of MASTS is to facilitate better communication, collaboration and co-ordination within the marine research community whilst ensuring that Scottish marine science receives international recognition. The work of MASTS falls into a number of key activities: 1) Research; 2) Communication; 3) Graduate School; 4) Resources and 5) Representation.
Knowledge and Resources
MASTS also provides an academic platform and knowledge base for marine governance and commerce by contributing to the Scottish Marine Science Strategy. This Strategy will help to deliver 'Clean, healthy, safe, productive, biologically diverse marine and coastal environments, managed to meet the long-term needs of people and nature'.
MASTS Latest Research Highlight
The NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland has been collecting and processing marine AIS (vessel movements) data since 2012 and using the information to inform the Shetland Islands' Marine Spatial Plan, local industries, and research. A recent paper in Marine Policy details the steps which were taken in order to maximize the information which you can get out of the data. The article can be downloaded for free until 26th February 2015 from this webpage http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QKhB,714MIe8N
MASTS Graduate School PhD studentships now available
Juen 2014 - The MASTS Graduate School is delighted to announce that ten studentship positions have been funded. MASTS are looking to attract the best students to these positions in subjects ranging from saltmarshes, fish, marine litter, marine mammals, climate change, hydrodynamics, economics and modelling. More details.
ScotMap - Inshore fisheries mapping project in Scotland
Posted: January 26 2015 | Category: Research
IBIS Final Event: 70 Years of Applied Science Supporting Marine and Fresh Water Management
Posted: January 23 2015 | Category: Event
Deep sea litter: A comparison of seamounts, banks and a ridge in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
Posted: January 21 2015 | Category: Research
4th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015
Posted: January 19 2015 | Category: Event
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MASTS members have significant intellectual resources as well as physical assets ranging from large ocean going research vessels to inshore craft, remotely operated vehicles and diving facilities together with a host of specialist equipment, services and expertise. The MASTS resource database and map are searchable and accessible to MASTS Members only.