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  • 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)

  • Call for PhD studentship proposals now open

    February 2015 - The MASTS Graduate School is delighted to announce that 50% funding for eight studentship positions is available. Find out more.

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Graduate School

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The MASTS Graduate School is led by the Dean of Graduate Studies (Dr Lois Calder, SAMS), supported by the Graduate School Steering Group (GSSG).  The Graduate School currently has an open call for PhD proposals. Interested supervisors can find out more.

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Resource Map

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.

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NAFC Marine Centre
www.nafc.ac.uk
Orkney College
www.uhi.ac.uk
Heriot Watt Campus
www.hw.ac.uk
Environmental Research Institute
www.eri.ac.uk
Lews Castle Campus
www.lews.uhi.ac.uk
University of Aberdeen
www.abdn.ac.uk
Marine Scotland Science
www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine
University of St Andrews
www.st-andrews.ac.uk
University of Stirling
www.stir.ac.uk
University of Glasgow
www.gla.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde
www.strath.ac.uk
Heriot Watt University
www.hw.ac.uk
Edinburgh Napier University
www.napier.ac.uk
University Marine Biological Station Millport
www.gla.ac.uk/centres/marinestation
Lighthouse Field Station
www.abdn.ac.uk/lighthouse/
University of Edinburgh
www.ed.ac.uk