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
Confusion Reigns? A Review of Marine Megafauna Interactions with Tidal-Stream Environments - Benjamins et al. 2015
Energetic tidal-stream environments are characterised by frequent, variable yet broadly predictable currents containing ephemeral flow structures that change across multiple spatiotemporal scales. Marine mammals and seabirds (marine megafauna) often frequent such sites but increasingly these locations are targeted for renewable energy extraction; little is known however about how marine megafauna use these habitats and any potential impacts. This review aims to summarise existing knowledge concerning usage by marine megafauna and considers their wider ecological significance.
12th Young Coastal Scientist and Engineers Conference
Posted: December 11 2015 | Category: Event
Source to Sink: Sedimentary Carbon in the Coastal Ocean
Posted: November 20 2015 | Category: Event
Marine rocky habitat Ecological Groups and their sensitivity to pressures associated with human activities
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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.