Marine Impact and Policy Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland • Pools the majority of Scotland’s marine science capacity within a single organisation. • Assures Scottish marine science remains internationally competitive. • Provides the academic platform for marine governance and commerce to support a Scottish Marine strategy. MASTS • Network development • Impact examples MASTS GOVERNANCE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS ABERDEEN EDINBURGH EDINBURGH NAPIER DUNDEE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY SECTOR HERIOT WATT ST ANDREWS STIRLING MEMBERS STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND MARINE SCOTLAND SCIENCE GOVERNMENT MAST CHARITIES UK REPRESENTATION SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE ST ABBS MARINE STATION MARINE MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION SOCIETY FOR UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGY DECOM GROUP MARINE SCOTLAND SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP SCOTTISH REPRESENTATION SCOTTISH AQUACULTURE INNOVATION CENTRE SCOTTISH AQUACULTURE FORUM SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL FISHERIES INNOVATION SCOTLAND (FIS) COMMERCIAL LINKS SCOTTISH AQUACULTURE INNOVATION CENTRE (SAIC) SENSOR AND IMAGING SYSTEMS (CENSIS) A changing KE landscape! Centres of Expertise MRPs+HEIs - Provide Applied Policy/Industry Relevant Advice and R&D SFC + SE + Industry - Provide Funds (mainly to HEIs) to provide innovation for industry Scottish Government + Fishing Industry and Supply Chain - Provide Funds to provide innovation for industry and fisheries management MASTS Science Structure Research Themes Dynamics and properties of marine systems Research Forums Hydrodynamic Modelling Biogeochemistry Technology and Instrumentation Dr Stuart Cunningham Marine Energy - Oil and Gas Productive seas Marine Planning and Governance Prof. Jimmy Turnbull Marine Energy - Renewables Marine biodiversity, function and services Sustainable Aquaculture Deep Sea Fisheries Science Coastal Dynamics Prof. Teresa Fernandes Coastal Zone Resources and Capabilities Physical and intellectual MAST Scotland (also known as MASTS) – legal status MAST-Scotland Board of Trustees (All Full Member VPs + Assoc Member Rep + Int, Advisory Committee Rep) Function Board works in the best interests of MAST Scotland and is legally responsible for its Governance Function Institutional Marine Science representatives formulating MASTS strategy, advising and making recommendation 's to the Board. Oversight of MASTS Directorate and Science Programme MASTS Executive Committee (Heads of Units and Institutional Reps + Assoc Member Rep. Theme Leaders) MASTS Directorate Exec D. Ops D. Prog Co-ord. Finance Co-ord. Admin MASTS Themes and Forums Function Themes define high level research “strategy”. Forums develop specific areas of research and collaborations International Advisory Committee Associate Members (Affiliates and Organisational) Function Day to day Direction, management , operation Secretariat for MAST Scotland Governance and science structure. MASTS • Network development • Impact examples 760K 400K MASTS Related to management of fisheries policy under EU regulations TERRAWATT ECOWATT 20150 EPSRC £3 Million: Tools for industry and regulators for modelling impacts of wave and tidal power The core of the Working Group was drawn from members of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) through its Sustainable Aquaculture Research Forum. We are grateful to the MASTS Directorate and Marine Scotland for providing the necessary Secretariat services required to organise Working Group meetings and in delivering the strategy document. © Crown copyright 2014 Aquaculture Europe 2016 Edinburgh, September 20-23, 2016 • • • • • AE events Industry focus Promoting Scottish aquaculture Tours Sponsorship MASTS Graduate School Building Future Capacity through Training The MASTS Graduate School is a pan-Scotland initiative which provides education and training to the MASTS student community. This training includes both technical and core skills to ensure that MASTS graduate students have the full complement of skills required to achieve the best in their future careers. Establishing their own subculture – networks – self help! INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME Dr Penelope Donohue Marine Scotland Fisheries Division, VQ Edinburgh Ms Flora Kent Marine Environment: Marine Planning & Policy Division Mr Ewan Edwards Marine Analytical Unit: Marine Planning & Policy Division Ms Sally Rouse Offshore Energy Environmental Advice Group Ms Monica Arso Environmental Management Team of DECC O&G Environment and Decommissioning Unit MAKING THE MOST OF MASTERS MASTS Annual Science Meeting • 30th September – 2nd October 2015 • Taking place at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow • The conference dinner and ceilidh will be held on the evening of Thursday 1st October at the Millennium Hotel. "INFLUENCING OUR MARINE FUTURE" The 2015 ASM will promote the latest advances in marine science, explore our current state of knowledge, encourage global perspectives, appraise long-term data series, and explore how well we are equipped to address future research needs. Now the largest marinefocussed conference in the UK? MASTS Outreach and Engagement At MASTS we are continually seeking new and inventive ways of engaging with not only members of the marine science, academic, policy and industry sectors but also the general public. Raising awareness of the issues effecting the Scottish marine environment is one of our key goals. MASTS ‘Future Seas’ exhibition in the Grand Gallery and Marine Science Cabaret evening at the Museum of Scotland (part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2013) 132,000 visitors Prof David Paterson opening the 2012 MASTS ASM Thank you for your attention!
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