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
A modified dTag, configured to detect beaked whale and other cetacean clicks, as well as make recordings for analysis of lower frequency sounds, went to sea on a SAMS sea glider on Friday 6 Feb. The glider (Ardbeg) will travel from the Western isles, out past Rockall, and then out towards Iceland and back, over the next five months, hopefully returning laden with data sometime in June. Ardbeg’s progress can be followed at http://velocity.sams.ac.uk/sg545/ Doug Gillespie, Mark Johnson and Popi Gkikopoulou (USTAN)
The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals.
Posted: April 13 2015 | Category: Event
Pre-announcement: Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group SPARK Plus awards
Posted: April 07 2015 | Category: Funding
Evaluation of the Social and Economic Impacts of the Common Fisheries Policy Poses Serious Challenge
Posted: March 27 2015 | Category: Research
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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.