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Oban hosts COMPASS annual meeting - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Oban hosts COMPASS annual meeting

The COMPASS 2019 Annual Seminar was held at Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban, Scotland on 26th November.  Attended by project partners, policy leads and stakeholders, the seminar provided an update on progress from the project and presented current findings relating to the salmonids and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) work and in particular, how […]

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COMPASS at the World Marine Mammal Conference - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS at the World Marine Mammal Conference

The Society of Marine Mammalogy joined together with the European Cetacean Society (ECS) to co-host the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona. The meeting in December brought together top leaders in the field from every continent, including three scientists working on the COMPASS project: Ewan Edwards from Marine Science Scotland (MSS), Denise Risch and Ben […]

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Go north, and swim fast! - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Go north, and swim fast!

New evidence of migration of young salmon leaving Ireland– Migration route discovered and longest tracked distances of individual salmon at sea The route taken by young salmon (smolts) leaving the east coast of Ireland has been discovered for the first time. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have revealed […]

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The Robot that listens to whales - COMPASS Project Blog Article

The Robot that listens to whales

Dr Denise Risch, leader of the COMPASS Marine Mammals work package is featured in a video launching a new autonomous underwater vehicle (UAV) , built by the Scottish Association of Marine Science  (SAMS). This vehicle, an ocean glider, will travel a pre-programmed route from the coast of Scotland to the NW or Ireland and back […]

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COMPASS network gets high-tech upgrades - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS network gets high-tech upgrades

The main aim of the COMPASS project is to deliver the first fully coherent network of monitoring buoys across our regional seas. To do this, we are already using existing and emerging technologies. However, innovation approaches are required on COMPASS to ensure there is integration of this equipment. You can see this in the development of […]

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Salmonid studies update - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Salmonid studies update

This work package aims to investigate the migrations of salmonid fish in our regional seas using moored scientific recording instruments.  We aim to find out what these fish do and where they go, in an attempt to study their habits and understand the population dynamics. The fish Salmon and Sea trout have similar biology, share […]

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