Research Themes

A major objective of MASTS is to enhance the Scottish marine research environment through improved co-ordination and collaboration. To achieve this, the MASTS Executive Committee has established three major research themes under which to organise the research of the MASTS community. These themes also strongly reflect the Marine Policy of the Scottish Government.

Each Research Theme is led by an elected Theme Leader and an appointed Steering Group with the collective responsibility of promoting scientific excellence and cooperation within the Theme. Themes will have strategic oversight of Forums and be responsible for high level representation, networking and horizon scanning.

Research Themes Areas

Dynamics and Properties of Marine Systems

Dynamics and Properties of Marine Systems

This Theme embraces the fundamental physical attributes and dynamics of marine systems including marine physics, chemistry, sedimentology, geomorpholo…
Productive Seas

Productive Seas

The Theme of Productive Seas is a key area for MASTS activity with major scientific challenges encompassing the balance of exploitation against the re…
Marine Biodiversity, Function and Services

Marine Biodiversity, Function and Services

The link between the diversity, distribution in space and time, and resilience of marine organisms is central to this theme. In addition, the role of …