• 04 November 2016 - Environmental Monitoring at Marine Renewable Energy Sites

    Professor John Horne, College of the Environment, University of Washington

  • Awesome Oceans

    Edeos Digital Education have produced this wonderful hand drawn explainer animation to help educate the public about our oceans and the threats they face. The video has a Creative Commons license and can be used and shared for free in any way. If you wish to download the video please visit the Edeos website (http://edeos.org/en/).

  • 14 October 2016 - Phytoplankton ecological variation in a regional sea: Do neutral or niche processes predominate?

    Professor George Tsirtsis, Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Greece

  • 06 October 2016 - Jellyfish, and their Impacts on Farmed Fish

    Webinar describing a joint project between the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the National Natural Science Foundation of China examining the impacts of jellyfish on farmed fish. Delivered by Dr Zhang Fang (Chinese Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao) Dr Anna Kintner and Morag Clinton (Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews)

  • 06 October 2016 - Enhancing Biodiversity on Tropical Seawalls

    MASTS PECRE Award recipient Dr Lynette Loke, a post-doctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore, hosted by Dr Larissa Naylor of the University of Glasgow working on enhancing the ecological outcomes of artificial coastal defenses.

  • 11 August 2016 - Challenges of activity recognition in fish using accelerometer sensors

    MASTS PECRE Award recipient Dr Franziska Broell, a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, hosted by Dr Mark James and investigating the potential to use high-resolution activity sensors in monitoring the behaviour and interactions of individuals and communities of both fish and crustaceans.

  • 04 July 2016 - Building the first theoretical and experimental database for diatom short-term responses to changes in nutrient availability

    MASTS Visiting Fellow Dr Carlos Caceres Perez. If you have any questions on this webinar please direct these to Dr Caceres Perez at carlos.caceres@strath.ac.uk

  • 20 April 2016 - Responses of coralline algae at multiple scales over 3 decades of ‘natural’ ocean acidification

    MASTS PECRE Award recipient Dr Sophie McCoy, of the Coastal & Marine Laboratory, Florida State University.

  • 03 March 2016 - Biomineralization mechanisms and palaeo-proxy incorporation in marine calcifying organisms

    MASTS Visiting Fellow Prof Jonathan Erez, of The Earth Science Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • 28 January 2016 - Valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services. An overview from a management perspective

    Dr Cati Torres, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of the Balearic Islands (Universitat de les Illes Balears). If you have a question on any of the topics covered in this webinar please email Dr Torres at cati.torres@uib.cat

  • 02 October 2015 - MASTS ASM Workshop Issues and opportunities at the interface between engineering and ecology in offshore and marine renewables, including the TeraWatt Project as a case study (Morning Session)

    The deployment of offshore and marine renewables has sparked a wide range research studies on how they might impact marine processes and life in coastal seas. However, the natural environment and organisms within it can also have impacts on the engineered structures and power take-off potential. These impacts can derive from a wide variety of means ranging from reduced efficiency of moving parts by fouling, through to large animals colliding with and potentially damaging components. Engineering and ecological interactions will also drive the constraints in the level of resource (wind, waves or tidal-streams) available for exploitation. As the renewables sector moves from proof of concepts to site specific realities, then these physical and biological processes will become ever more important. This workshop will bring together engineers, physicists, environmental scientists, developers and regulators to develop mutual understandings of these interactions and explore ways to mitigate challenges and optimise opportunities in this emerging and potentially rewarding topic area.

  • 02 October 2015 - MASTS ASM Workshop Issues and opportunities at the interface between engineering and ecology in offshore and marine renewables, including the TeraWatt Project as a case study (Afternoon Session)

    The deployment of offshore and marine renewables has sparked a wide range research studies on how they might impact marine processes and life in coastal seas. However, the natural environment and organisms within it can also have impacts on the engineered structures and power take-off potential. These impacts can derive from a wide variety of means ranging from reduced efficiency of moving parts by fouling, through to large animals colliding with and potentially damaging components. Engineering and ecological interactions will also drive the constraints in the level of resource (wind, waves or tidal-streams) available for exploitation. As the renewables sector moves from proof of concepts to site specific realities, then these physical and biological processes will become ever more important. This workshop will bring together engineers, physicists, environmental scientists, developers and regulators to develop mutual understandings of these interactions and explore ways to mitigate challenges and optimise opportunities in this emerging and potentially rewarding topic area.

  • 10 August 2015 - Relative sea level change scenarios for regional Scottish coastlines

    Prof William Ritchie.

  • 06 July 2015 - Looking at telemetry data from above and below: some technological and methodological thoughts of an animal movement ecologist

    Dr Theoni Photopoulou of SEEC (Statistics in Ecology, the Environment and Conservation) Cape Town.

  • 18 June 2015 - Cultural transformations in the Scottish marine policy process: the story of Barra

    Dr Ruth Brennan, SAMS. [To access the media referred to in this webinar please use the links below; What Lies Beneath photo-essay (Note: although I present this as slides and music, it is actually a publication). Available to download at http://www.sams.ac.uk/ruth-brennan/what-lies-beneath-e-book../ Research video: Barra and Arranmore 2011-2012 (view at https://vimeo.com/131629271) Sea Stories interactive online cultural map of the sea: http://www.mappingthesea.net/barra (The sample stories played are embedded in the map - easily locatable by clicking the video icon on the map which then highlights where videos are embedded. They do not have separate links - you need to interact with the map to view them).]

  • 10 June 2015 - Sponges in cold-water reefs in the North-east Atlantic Ocean

    A pre-recorded webinar by MASTS Graduate School student Georgios Kazanidis on his recent work cold-water reef sponges in the Northeast Atlantic.

  • 05 March 2015 - Using data driven models to explore sea louse infestations on wild and farmed salmon

    Dr Crawford Revie and Dr Maya Groner of the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island.

  • 02 February 2015 - Coastal Management Techniques - Partnerships, policy and practice

    Dr Clare Maynard of the Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews.

  • 22 January 2015 - Climate change and global food security

    Prof David Battisti of the University of Washington.

  • 26 November 2014 - Recent decadal trends in the tropical Pacific and their impact on Antarctic and the Arctic

    Prof David Battisti of the University of Washington.

  • 14 October 2014 - Disentangling the value of water quality improvements across different ecosystem services

    Prof Robert Johnston, Clarke University.

  • 10 October 2014 - Are nearly all tidal stream turbine designs wrong?

    Prof Stephen Salter, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at University of Edinburgh.

  • 15 July 2014 - Introduction to CENSIS

    Ian Reid and Mark Begbie.

  • 05 June 2014 - From the land of yellow submarines: The evolving role of Ocean Gliders

    Dr Matthew Palmer of the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool.

  • 23 May 2014 - Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership recent activities and future work

    Georgia Bayliss-Brown, of the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Secretariat based at CEFAS.

  • 08 May 2014 - Genetic Diversity in salmonid populations: the role of life history diversity and habitat fragmentation

    Prof Daniel Ruzzante, Dalhousie University.

  • 21 March 2014 - Two Talks on Marine Energy from The Institute for Energy Systems (IES) University of Edinburgh

    1) The classification and characterisation of extreme waves and their impacts on marine energy resource and device development by Mark McAllister; and 2) Effective marine energy design subject to social and ecological constraints by Paul Bonar

  • 14 February 2014 - Marine Cloud Brightening

    Prof Stephen Salter, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design, University of Edinburgh.

  • 31 January 2014 - Measuring primary productivity and carbon fluxes in temperate coastal habitats

    Dr Claire Golléty, MASTS Research Fellow in Coastal Ecology at the University of St Andrews.

  • 21 November 2013 - Two talks from the Met Office

    1) Recent development of the Forecast Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM) by Dr Matthew Martin; and 2) Seals in FOAM: Impact of marine mammal temperature and salinity data on ocean model fields by Dr Fiona Carse.

  • 20 November 2013 - The moult in southern elephant seals the cost of losing it all

    Dr Susan Gallon, of the CNRS, Université de Strasbourg.

  • 09 September 2013 - Tidal Energy Extraction in an Idealized Ocean-Fjord Tidal Model with Astronomical Forcing

    Professor Mitsuhiro Kawase and Marisa Gedney from Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center/School of Oceanography, University of Washington.

  • 01 July 2013 - National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi) – the journey so far....

    Martyn Cox, Marine Scotland's Marine Planning and Policy Division talks about the National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi).

  • 06 June 2013 - Bacteria, Chemical Communication and Nanoparticles: Biofilms in the Environment and Disease

    Prof Alan Decho of the University of South Carolina.

  • 20 May 2013 - Why, What, Where, and How I Look at Worms

    Susan Chambers, Principal Curator of Invertebrate Biology at the National Museum of Scotland.

To discuss webinaring a talk or seminar, please contact Emma Defew