Meet the COMPASS Scientists – Susanna Quer on the quest to understand marine mammals presence in North Altantic

The collection of underwater sound data within COMPASS continues into 2021. COMPASS researcher Susanna Quer, who has recently joined Marine Scotland Science and the COMPASS project as it embarks on its last year, has come back from the November survey on board Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia, during which the COMPASS scientific moorings in the …

COMPASS 4th Annual Webinar held in November 2021

The focus of this year’s COMPASS Annual Webinar was IMPACT & LEGACY. The event was held on 2nd and 3rd November 2021  and a packed day of presentations and panel discussions was attended by a wide range of stakeholders. The topics covered reflected the achievements of the research teams across the project with a focus …

Meet the COMPASS Scientists – Jennifer Scott describes her work at the Loch Ewe Data Buoy

Jennifer Scott is an Oceanographer based at Marine Scotland and recently started working on the EU INTERREG funded COMPASS project.  Here she explains her role on the project  and the involvement of Marine Scotland on the project: I was fortunate to visit our monitoring site in Loch Ewe in late June to carry out maintenance …

COMPASS Digital Portal – NOW LIVE!

The Digital Portal for the COMPASS is live, go to COMPASS Data Portal (arcgis.com). This portal collects together data from the project and information provided by the partner organisations and delivers a variety of tools to visualise the data, into one place. The portal includes dashboards directly linked to the Network of Buoys, glider missions …

Update on Network of Buoys

Due to the coastal locations of the COMPASS Network of Buoys they have to be able to withstand adverse conditions such as being battered by stormy weather and biofouling from algae and other sea life.  The equipment on each buoy needs to be robust, but to ensure accuracy and operation it still requires regular maintenance, …

Sometimes data are too complex. Stories give them form.

During the discussions around Data Management at the November 2020 virtual MPA projects meeting, among the important points made was that as scientists we often get incredibly focussed on details in a very specific field and bringing those details back together with a narrative, with a story, is vital in communicating our results. One highly …