Thoughout the springs and summer of 2020 and 2021 MASTS organised and hosted weekly marine science webinars that were publicly available. Members of the marine science community were invited to watch the highly successful MASTS webinars to learn about the latest breakthroughs, new technologies, and ground-breaking research in a broad variety of fields.
Many of the speakers were from MASTS partner institutes, MASTS supported researchers from around the world with presenting their work to new audiences. Audiences joined from both within and outside the UK to listen to different speakers each week, and many would catch-up on our YouTube Channel.
For the month of June 2021, MASTS was delighted to collaborate with EMBRC: European Marine Biological Resource Centre to provide EMBRC affiliated speakers to the series!
MASTS webinars worked to promote open and accessible marine science discourse.
All talks were recorded along with their Q&A. Please check out the below lists to see who featured and to access the webinar playlists.
10/2/21 – Zoe Hutchison (Uni. of St Andrews): Subsea power cable electromagnetic fields and effects on marine species
17/2/21 – Mark Dickey Collas (ICES): ICES: ensuring appropriate knowledge for decision making
24/2/21 Brian Quinn (Uni. of West of Scotland): Developing rapid diagnostics to assess fish health for aquaculture
3/3/21 – Tom Eaves (Uni. of Dundee): Understanding and categorising ocean mixing
10/3/21 – Bryan Wilson (Uni. of Oxford): The Chagos Archipelago: A Tantalising Glimpse into the Coral Reefs of Yore
17/3/21 – Lydia McGill (Uni. of Highlands and Islands): Infaunal analyses and population connectivity of flame shell beds for monitoring and management of marine protected areas in Scotland
31/3/21 – Dan Smale (Marine Biological Association): Climate-driven shifts in kelp forest structure: implications for productivity, biodiversity and resilience
14/4/21 – Heather Stewart (BGS): Exploring the Underworld: The geomorphology and sediments of subduction trenches
21/4/21 – Dan Goldberg (Uni. of Edinburgh): Interactions between ocean and ice shelves in west Antarctica, and implications for ice-sheet stability and coastal productivity
28/4/21 – Richard Lilley (Project Seagrass): Seagrass Restoration in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities?
5/5/21 – Kristina Barclay (Ocean Acidification Community of Practice, Canada): MEOPAR Ocean Acidification Community of Practice
12/5/21 – Marilena Oltmanns (NOC): How does the Artic Affect our Weather?
26/5/21 – Daniela Diz (Heriot-Watt Uni): The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its Implications to International Ocean Governance
2/6/21 – Kim Praebels (UiT The Arctic University of Norway): Marine Environmental DNA in the Athropocene
9/6/21 – Helene Langehaug (NERSC, Norway): Propagation of Thermohaline Anomalies and their predictive potential in the Northern North Atlantic
16/6/21 Douglas Speirs (Uni. of Strathclyde): Modelling zooplankton and fish in space and time, and under climate change
23/6/21 – Luigia Santella (Stazione Zolligcal Anton Dhorn): What Happens when Sperm Meets Egg: A Revisitation of the Process
30/6/21 – Tamara Galloway (Uni. of Exeter): Assessing the Impacts of Plastics
1/7/21 – Marie Russel (Marine Scotland Science): Where are the floating microplastics in Scotland’s Seas?
26/08/2020 – Dr Carlos Loureiro (University of Stirling) – Stormy seas on sandy coasts: morphological impacts of exceptional storms on beaches and barriers
19/08/2020 – Nick Bibby ( Scottish Policy and Research Exchange), Mark James (MASTS) & Janelle Braithwaite (Marine Scotland) – Building relationships with policy professionals in Scotland: strategies for MASTS researchers
12/08/2020 – Dr David McKee (University of Strathclyde) – Light in the sea: new frontiers in optics and oceanography
05/08/20 – Anna Garcia-Teruel (University of Edinburgh) – Reshaping wave energy: a method for design optimisation
29/07/2020 – Drs Lucie Novoveska & Adrian MacLeod (SAMS) – Algae treasure chest: Unlocking the potential of microalgae and macroalgae in Scotland
22/07/2020 – Dr Davina Derous (University of Aberdeen) – What is a healthy dolphin? Toward new ecological relevant health markers
15/07/2020 – MASTS & SUPER Grad School 4 x 10min “My Research” Showcase
08/07/2020 – Dr Hermione Cockburn (Our Dynamic Earth) – Discovering the Deep: Public engagement outcomes and legacy from the ATLAS project
01/07/2020 – Dr Maria Azeredo de Dornelas (St Andrews University) – Changing seas: biodiversity change in the recent past
4/6/2020 – Dr Declan Tobin (JNCC) – What’s the porpoise? Marine conservation; the species behind the policies
17/6/2020 – Dr Tania Mendo & Dr Mark James (University of St Andrews) – Understanding potential impacts and assessing possible mitigation of bycatch in an artisanal shrimp trawl fishery in Peru
10/6/2020 – Dr William Sanderson & Hannah Lee (Heriot Watt University) – The DEEP project: Progress and challenges in oyster restoration
02/06/2020 – Dr Christopher Sweeting (MMO) – Non-lethal deterrent options for mitigation of seal-fishery interactions at sea
27/05/2020 – Dr Kara Layton (Aberdeen University) – Using genomics to investigate climate change response in marine species
20/05/2020 – Dr Clive Fox (SAMS) – Scotland’s experimental electrofishery for razor clams – developments and progress
13/05/2020 – Dr Georgios Kazanidis (Edinburgh University) – Implementing European marine policies in the deep waters of the North Atlantic
06/5/2020 – Dr Bee Berx (Marine Scotland Science) – The Great Interactive Climate Change Quiz
29/4/2020 – Meadhbh Moriarty (Marine Scotland Science) – Evaluation of multiple coupled biological-physical models in Loch Linnhe
22/4/2020 – Dr Tavis Potts (University of Aberdeen) – Participatory mapping for natural capital
15/04/2020 – Prof David Paterson (University of St Andrews) -Decommissioning and the ecology of oil rigs.
08/04/2020 – Dr Simon Waldman (University of Hull) – Future policy implications of large-scale tidal array interactions
01/04/2020 – Dr Leslie Mabon (SAMS) – Nine years on from the Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear accident: how is Fukushima’s coastal fishing society faring?
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