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Marine Protected Areas E-zine: Summer 2019
This quarterly e-zine updates you on three projects that explore how to manage and monitor Marine Protected Areas around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland: MarPAMM, COMPASS and SeaMonitor are supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Follow us on Twitter: @SeaMonitor1, @Compass_MPA & @MarPAMM_project
MarPAMM News MarPAMM Logo
Seabird nests decline on the Isle of Lewis
Seabird nests decline on the Isle of Lewis
Preliminary results of a ‘Seabird Count’ survey around the entire coast of the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis this spring/summer suggest a considerable population decline for several seabird species such as fulmars and kittiwakes.
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Robots to map the seabed
We need maps of the seabed that include protected species and habitats to identify which areas to protect. Professor Andy Wheeler’s video clip explains why robots are the way to go for habitat mapping.
As mapping is very time consuming and expensive, we cannot do this everywhere but must create computer models to predict habitats in other places. Read the report from our species distribution modelling workshop here.
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Robots to map the seabed video
Planning MPAs with and for communities
Planning MPAs with and for communities
Successful MPAs enjoy the support of the public, special interest groups and users of the environment. A workshop explored the best ways to plan, manage and monitor MPAs and how to engage people in the process, drawing on expertise from international conservation organisations, regulatory agencies, academics, community organisations and local councils.
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Seas of the Outer Hebrides project
We are running a range of community engagement events in the Outer Hebrides this summer, check out the dates here. We hope to engage with as many interested people as we can, developing shared visions for the sea and its management with a focus on Marine Protected Areas of the Outer Hebrides
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Seas of the Outer Hebrides project
COMPASS News COMPASS Logo
Salmonid studies
Salmonid studies
The epic migrations of salmon and sea trout are well known but in times of environmental change regular monitoring remains challenging. COMPASS has set up a network of receiving recorder stations, tagged fish in all three life cycle phases and is now recovering the first data about salmonid movements.
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Listening for whales
For the first time we have been detecting humpback whales in the waters west of Scotland thanks to COMPASS’ growing network of monitoring buoys that record oceanographic, acoustic and advanced fish tracking data.
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Listening for whales
Vote for COMPASS
We need you!
COMPASS is nominated for the prestigious EU-wide REGIOSTARS awards alongside 199 other projects. Please vote for us in the ‘Connecting Green, Blue and Grey’ category:
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SeaMonitor News SeaMonitor Logo
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SeaMonitor has launched
Local broadcaster and producer, Joe Mahon, joined project partners, funders and guests in Derry~Londonderry to launch the €4.7m, nine-partner strong SeaMonitor project.
Led by the Loughs Agency, SeaMonitor will extend the existing network of ‘smart’ buoys delivered by COMPASS from the east to north coast of the Island of Ireland. This will make our network the largest marine array in Europe. The data collected will be used to develop models and management plans for basking sharks, skates, salmon, seals and cetaceans as well as giving a tangible presence to the INTERREG ethos and creating a lasting legacy to build on.
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Job Vacancies
HSO MarPAMM Management Plans Officer
AFBI Belfast (closing date 26 July). Details
HSO Benthic Habitat Modeller for MarPAMM
AFBI Belfast (closing date 26 July). Details
PhD studentship in cetacean acoustic monitoring (SeaMonitor)
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (opening w/c 15 July). Details
Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology for SeaMonitor
University College Cork (closing date 26 July). Details
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