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ScotMER Symposium: 2019

In March 2019, Marine Scotland held its 2nd ScotMER symposium, this time focussing on Scotland’s marine mammals. The symposium showcased recent research and new methods being developed to understand the potential interactions between marine mammals and renewable energy developments, and covered topics such as noise, strategic monitoring, collision risk, and modelling population level consequences of disturbance.

Mr Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, opened the conference on day 2 with a speech highlighting current and future opportunities for marine renewables in Scotland and the importance research to facilitate the sustainable development of this industry. Attendees at the symposium included industry, academia, nature conservation organisations, and advisory bodies.

You can find some of the presentations below.

Further Information

Presentations

Downloadable documents:

Title:ScotMER Symposium: 2019
Description:ScotMER Symposium: 2019
File:Schedule [PDF, 114.7 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Janelle Braithwaite - Background to ScotMER [PDF, 844.1 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Ross Culloch - An overview of the East Coast Marine Mammal Acoustic Study (ECOMMAS) [PDF, 1627.5 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Pablo Chevallard - Using ECOMMAS data to describe the habitat preference of harbour porpoise off eastern Scotland [PDF, 1821.2 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Laura Williamson - Insights into harbour porpoise distribution and foraging [PDF, 2331.4 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Paul Thompson - Strategic monitoring of marine mammals and offshore wind [PDF, 14264.9 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Isla Graham - Alternative approaches to mitigating the impacts of piling noise [PDF, 4433.4 kb: 27 Mar 2019]
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File:Denise Risch - Acoustic detections of North Atlantic minke whales in the North Sea [PDF, 1733.4 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Cormac Booth - Updates to the Interim PCoD model [PDF, 1757.3 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Nathan Merchant - Differences arising from the application of the Southall and NOAA criteria to risk assessment of permanent auditory injury in marine mammals [PDF, 3328.3 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Nienke van Geel - Long-term ambient noise monitoring off eastern Scotland, and an exploration of tidal influence on MSFD reporting [PDF, 1777.7 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Carol Sparling - Improving predictions of collision risk for marine mammals and tidal turbines: towards a better understanding of the critical factors [PDF, 3104.6 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Gordon Hastie - Automated detection and tracking of marine mammals: development of a novel sonar tool for monitoring effects of tidal turbines [PDF, 2589.8 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Doug Gillespie - Acoustic tracking of marine mammals around a tidal turbine [PDF, 1935.0 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Joe Onoufriou - Empirical determination of severe trauma in seals from collisions with tidal turbine blades [PDF, 1758.7 kb: 17 Apr 2019]
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File:Kaitlin Palmer - Increasing the Taxonomic Resolution of Echolocation Click Detectors [PDF, 1984.9 kb: 08 May 2019]
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