Information on MASTS Webinars

Members of the marine science community are invited to watch MASTS webinars to learn about the latest breakthroughs, new technologies, and ground-breaking research in a broad variety of fields. 

During these live programs, our expert speakers explain their top quality research to you, and answer questions submitted by viewers. The idea is to share innovations and ideas on a regular basis, support our work, and spark our imaginations.

MASTS Webinar information document

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Friday 3rd November (13.00) when Deborah Wood will be talking about her results from her PECRE exchange with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. Register now

Iron plays a key role in global biogeochemical cycles. In aquatic environments, mechanistic understanding of transport and bioavailability of these colloids and nanoparticles is hampered by the lack of knowledge of iron mineralogy and speciation. The increasingly dilute nature of Fe-bearing colloids/nanoparticles in aquatic environments, as salinity increases, results in microscopic sample volumes, insufficient for conventional Mössbauer spectroscopy. The 57Fe Synchrotron Mössbauer Source (SMS) at ID18, ESRF can be used to determine iron speciation and mineralogy in microscopic sample volumes. However, SMS has not yet been used to investigate Fe-bearing aquatic colloids and nanoparticles. We are developing a method to investigate the iron speciation and mineralogy in aquatic colloids and nanoparticles using SMS techniques. In this Webinar I will present the outcomes from my PECRE funded visit to ID18 at the ESRF. This will include an overview of the method development to facilitate the investigation of aquatic colloids/nanoparticle iron speciation and mineralogy using SMS, followed by an introduction to the facility at ESRF I worked at, and how we were testing the method in order to prepare for an official beamtime application.

Webinar Index
Broadcast Date
Speaker Title Keywords
5th October 2017 Elena Lo Giudice Cappelli Peat erosion in west Shetland voes: a substantial store of blue carbon in the coastal ocean or a stressor for benthic communities? peat; erosion; Shetland; blue carbon; coastal; benthic; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Danai Patsiou Establishing Standard Toxicity Testing for Engineered Nanomaterials (NPs) in the Aqueous Phase toxicity; nanoparticles; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Laura Hepburn Mineralogy of reactive iron species: Combining sequential extractions and Mössbauer spectroscopy iron; biogeochemistry; Mössbauer spectroscopy; Mössbauer; spectroscopy
5th October 2017 Babette Hoogakker New methods to assess ocean oxygenation in the past; examples from the Atlantic and Southern oceans ocean; oxygenation; Atlantic; Southern Ocean; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Bonnie Lewis Effects of biogeochemical change on Arctic primary productivity Arctic; primary productivity; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Rebecca MacPhearson New Marine Protected Area as a ‘stone-age’ blue carbon ‘hotspot’ MPAs; blue carbon; maerl; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Ben Taylor Carbon storage of the Eden estuary: What are the benefits of restoration? Eden Estuary; blue carbon; restoration; salt marsh; biogeochemistry
5th October 2017 Deborah Wood Iron-bearing colloids and nanoparticles: riverine delivery to Scotland’s coastal waters nanoparticles; biogeochemistry; iron colloids
4th July 2017 Dr Natalie Millán Aguiñaga Assessing the Biotechnological Potential of Antarctic and sub-Arctic Sediment Cores: A New Resource for Sustainable Antibiotics antibiotics; biotechnology; bio-prospecting; Actinomycetes; arctic; antarctic
9th May 2017 Amie Williams Webinar on UK Shark Tagging database internship SIORC; shark; tagging; database
9th May 2017 Brittany Jones Stop Copying Me! How Male Bottlenose Dolphins Communicate Bottlenose; dolphin; communication, cetaceans
20th April 2017 Peter Hayes & Gareth Jones MASTS Oil and Gas Environmental Research Forum “Oil and Gas Industry Briefing” oil; gas; briefing; NERC
6th April 2017 Dr Nick Dunstone Skilful predictions of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation climate/weather modelling; NAO
4th November 2016 Professor John Horne Environmental Monitoring at Marine Renewable Energy Sites monitoring; renewable; fisheries;
14th October 2016 Professor Georgios Tsirtsis Phytoplankton ecological variation in a regional sea: Do neutral or niche processes predominate? phytoplankton; Aegean; niche; neutral; ecology; regional seas
6th October 2016 Dr Zhang Fang, Dr Anna Kintner and Morag Clinton Jellyfish, and their Impacts on Farmed Fish jellyfish; salmon; aquaculture; mortality
6th October 2016 Dr Lynette Loke Enhancing the ecological outcomes of artificial coastal defenses seawalls; diversity; assemblage; habitat; artificial; coastal defense
11th August 2016 Dr Franziska Broell Challenges of activity recognition in fish using accelerometer sensors microtags; accelerometers; fish behaviour; algorithms
4th July 2016 Dr Carlos Caceres Perez Building the first theoretical and experimental database for diatom short-term responses to changes in nutrient availability Primary production; phytoplankton; phosphorus; nutrient restriction
20th April 2016 Dr Sophie McCoy Responses of coralline algae at multiple scales over 3 decades of ‘natural’ ocean acidification Acidification; coralline; algae; mineralisation; CO2
3rd March 2016 Professor Jonathan Erez Biomineralization and palaeo-proxy development in foraminifera Biomineralisation; foraminifera; coccoliths; coccolithophores; climate; CO2
28th January 2016 Dr Cati Torres Valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services. An overview from a management perspective Ecosystem services; marine; coastal; ecosystem management
10th August 2015 Professor William Ritchie Relative sea level change scenarios for regional Scottish coastlines Sea-level change; coastline; Scotland;
6th July 2015 Dr Theoni Photopoulou Looking at telemetry data from above and below: some technological and methodological thoughts of an animal movement ecologist Animal movement; ecology, tracking
18th June 2015 Dr Ruth Brennan Cultural transformations in the Scottish marine policy process: the story of Barra Anthropology; marine planning; policy; Barra
10th June 2015 Georgios Kazanidis Sponges in cold-water reefs in the North-east Atlantic Ocean Sponges; cold-water reefs; Atlantic
5th March 2015 Dr Crawford Revie and Dr Maya Groner Using data driven models to explore sea louse infestations on wild and farmed salmon Aquaculture; salmonids; sea louse; modelling
2nd February 2015 Dr Clare Maynard Coastal Management Techniques - Partnerships, policy and practice Coastal; management; salt marsh; restoration
22nd January 2015 Professor David Battisti Climate change and global food security Food security; climate change
26th November 2014 Professor David Battisti Recent decadal trends in the tropical Pacific and their impact on Antarctic and the Arctic Weather patterns; climate; Antarctic; Arctic
14th October 2014 Professor Robert Johnston Disentangling the value of water quality improvements across different ecosystem services Water quality; ecosystems
10th October 2014 Professor Stephen Salter Are nearly all tidal stream turbine designs wrong? Renewable energy; tidal stream; turbines
15th July 2014 Ian Reid and Dr Mark Begbie Introduction to CENSIS Sensors; imaging systems; technology
5th June 2014 Dr Matthew Palmer From the land of yellow submarines: The evolving role of Ocean Gliders Ocean glider; sensors; data collection
23rd May 2014 Georgia Bayliss-Brown Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership recent activities and future work Climate change; impacts; marine
8th May 2014 Professor Daniel Ruzzante Genetic Diversity in salmonid populations: the role of life history diversity and habitat fragmentation Genetics; salmonids; population dynamics
21st March 2014 Mark McAllister and Paul Bonar Two Talks on Marine Energy from The Institute for Energy Systems (IES) University of Edinburgh Renewable energy; extreme waves; turbines; social and ecological factors
14th February 2014 Professor Stephen Salter Marine Cloud Brightening Cloud creation; reflection; climate change
31st January 2014 Dr Claire Golléty Measuring primary productivity and carbon fluxes in temperate coastal habitats Primary production; carbon flux; coastal zone
21st November 2013 Dr Matthew Martin and Dr Fiona Carse Two talks from the Met Office Forecast Ocean Assimilation Model; FOAM; marine mammals; tracking; telemetry; modelling
20th November 2013 Dr Susan Gallon The moult in southern elephant seals the cost of losing it all Elephant seal; moulting; energetics
9th September 2013 Professor Mitsuhiro Kawase and Marisa Gedney Tidal Energy Extraction in an Idealized Ocean-Fjord Tidal Model with Astronomical Forcing Modelling; tidal energy; renewables
1st July 2013 Martyn Cox National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi) – the journey so far.... Marine Scotland; graphical interface; marine planning
6th June 2013 Professor Alan Decho Bacteria, Chemical Communication and Nano-particles: Bio-films in the Environment and Disease Microbiology; nano-particles; bio-films
20th May 2013 Susan Chambers Why, What, Where, and How I Look at Worms Polychaetes; taxonomy; classification