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Arriving at West Shetland Shelf - Blog #2 (1219S)

Published date 2019-08-29

The JNCC survey scientists, along with Fiona Ware from National Museum of Scotland and scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS), departed from Aberdeen on Monday morning. Flat calm seas allowed u...

Acoustics ahoy! - Blog #3 (1219S)

Published date 2019-08-30

At the West Shetland Shelf MPA, favourable weather means scientists from JNCC and Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have been making good progress surveying the seabed with a multibeam echosounder (MBES)....

Is remote working here to stay?

Published date 2020-07-22

On 19 March 2020, I gathered my laptop and notebook and headed off to work remotely from home. I wasn’t enthusiastic, as I've always preferred the informal contact with others that an office-based env...

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus oddi wrth ein Swyddog Cyswllt Cymru

Published date 2022-03-01

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus oddi wrth ein Swyddog Cyswllt Cymru Mae heddiw yn ddiwrnod Dydd Gŵyl Dewi. Gan mai Dewi Sant yw nawddsant Cymru, pa ffordd well i’w nodi na gyda blogbost gan ein Swyddog Cyswllt C...

The Joint Cetacean Data Programme – maximising the value of cetacean survey data

Published date 2022-06-07

Ensuring appropriate management and conservation measures for cetacean species requires an understanding of their distribution and population at the very least. However, monitoring cetacean species po...

Becoming Nature Positive – for people and planet

Published date 2021-10-11

As COP15 begins, and with COP26 less than three weeks away, the Chairs and Chief Executives of the UK’s official nature recovery agencies call for urgent collaborative action for nature. "We are the g...

Latest (2021) UK butterfly abundance statistics released

Published date 2022-03-30

The latest official statistics on the abundance of UK butterflies, produced through the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) were released on Friday 25 March 2022.  This update provides population t...

Meet our new Chief Scientist

Published date 2023-03-17

This week is British Science Week, and what better way to celebrate it than with a blog post from our new Chief Scientist, Dave Stone, who started at JNCC on 1 March 2023. In this post, Dave tells us ...

The Canyons Conservation Advice

Published date 2020-08-28

Updated formal conservation advice for The Canyons MCZ has now been published by JNCC.  This advice supersedes previous conservation advice for this site and is available via the Conservation Advice s...

Earth observation

Published date 2020-11-20

Our new report shows how Earth observation imagery can be used to monitor threatened peatland habitats. Peatland covers over 10% of the UK’s land surface, and 80% of this is thought to be in damaged c...

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