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Marine Protected Areas
E-zine: Summer 2021

Three large projects are building knowledge and tools to manage Marine Protected Areas around the island of Ireland and western Scotland. This e-zine shares some recent highlights.

MarPAMM Website COMPASS Website SeaMonitor Website
SeaMonitor News SeaMonitor Logo
Advanced technology delivers for SeaMonitor
The ability to track free swimming salmon juveniles has been extended hundreds of kilometres into the open ocean using advanced robotic technology.
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Advanced technology delivers for SeaMonitor
Celtic Voyager
Europe’s largest array deployed across the North Channel
Acoustic listening stations were successfully deployed from Malin Head (Ireland’s most northerly point) to Islay in western Scotland.
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New Q&A series: Meet the SeaMonitor scientists
In the first of our “getting to know you” series, we shine the spotlight on Dr Samantha “Sam” Cox who is leading on the project’s innovative seal research programme.
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Dr Samantha Cox

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MarPAMM News MarPAMM Logo
Explore MPAs in the Hebrides from home
Explore MPAs in the Hebrides from home
The MarPAMM Seas of the Outer Hebrides team have developed an interactive digital storymap that allows you to explore the network of MPAs in the Outer Hebrides from the comfort of your armchair.
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Robot maps Strangford Lough and Mulroy Bay
MarPAMM researches new ways of mapping and monitoring marine species and habitats, for example by using sniffer dogs to locate seabird burrows, or by equipping robots to map life on the seafloor. Read about our latest robot adventures mapping Strangford Lough and Mulroy Bay.
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Seagrass
MarPAMM goes to uni
MarPAMM goes to uni
Glasgow University undergraduate tells all: what has a MarPAMM-inspired new learning activity taught him about marine spatial planning?
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What benefits can MPAs bring to Argyll?
An informative and attractive infographic shows the opportunities and benefits of MPAs for Argyll as identified by local stakeholders and users. We want this infographic to help us define the shared vision for MPAs in Argyll.
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Seagrass

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COMPASS News COMPASS Logo
To Rockall and back
To Rockall and back
This summer the COMPASS project joined a United Nations Decade of the Ocean cruise visiting the very edge of the North Atlantic Shelf region, including Fangorn and Rockall Bank.
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SEUPB visit to COMPASS fish tagging site
SEUPB Director Leanne Massey joined the COMPASS team at the Shimna River in Newcastle, Co Down to see salmon and trout tagging research in action.
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SEUPB visit to COMPASS fish tagging site
Data Managers
‘Sometimes data are too complex. Stories give them form.’
Results from scientific investigations can be communicated best if they incorporate visual aspects into the narrative. A new Story Map shows and tells highlights from the COMPASS salmon research.
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Update on network of monitoring buoys
A key output from COMPASS is an oceanographic network of buoys between the west coast of Ireland and the north-west coast of Scotland. The buoys gather data important to assess climatic changes.
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Update on network of monitoring buoys
Mission impossible – Ardberg glider deployed for COMPASS
Mission possible – Ardberg glider deployed for COMPASS
The Seaglider Ardberg undertook a third COMPASS mission in spring 2021. Launched from the Hebrides it gathered high-resolution oceanographic and acoustic data from the Malin shelf. A passive acoustic sensor was used to detect marine mammals.
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Check out the COMPASS twitter account @Compass_MPA

These projects are supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The views and opinions expressed in this e-zine do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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