The SOTEAG (Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group) is seeking to employ a Seabird Monitor who will be responsible for the delivery of an annual, year round and Shetland-wide seabird monitoring programme. We seek individuals who would relish the opportunity to work in Shetland and continue one of the longest running seabird monitoring programmes.
The seas of Shetland are critical to the economy of the island and are exploited both for fossil fuel production and processing and for aquaculture and fisheries. Great effort is made to ensure these very different economies can work in tandem and part of this work is to ensure the ecological health of Shetland waters. While every effort is made to avoid problems it is still important to be prepared should an incident happen.
SOTEAG will be at All Energy 2015 at the SECC in Glasgow on Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 May 2015.
Are you on the WRCC (Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee) or a Shetlander who would be available to respond to a marine mammal stranding or injured seal?
The innovative IT platform for managing antipollution operations in the port of Taranto presented at Interspill in Amsterdam: the interest of world players in the oil spill sector
Bari, 2 April March, 2015. At the Interspill fair of Amsterdam (24 – 26 March) ‘MLV® was presented to oil spill specialized operator. This is the innovative IT platform which is operative in the port of Taranto (Italy’s second largest port by area), and realized by the Italian company CLE Srl.
With input from SOTEAG the NAFC Marine Centre has developed a draft ‘Biosecurity Plan for the Shetland Islands’ guided by the Shetland Islands’ Marine Spatial Plan advisory group.
After declines over the last two decades, seabird numbers show encouraging signs, according to new statistics by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have just launched the new consultation for the second revision of the National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations.
There will be a meeting in the Shetland Islands Council Chamber on Tuesday 25th March 2014 from 1000 – 1200 hours for those interested in commenting on the revised plan. Martin Heubeck (WRCC Vice Chairman) will be attending the meeting and representing SOTEAG’s interests.
To view the full document visit the GOV.UK website.
The fourth edition of the Shetland Islands’ Marine Spatial Plan (SMSP) is open for consultation; commencing on 17th January 2014 and will run for 12 weeks ending on 11th April.
Shetland’s senior inspector with animal welfare charity Scottish SPCA is to leave his post this summer after 23 years.
Ron Patterson made his decision after the charity ordered the closure of the wildlife rescue unit in Gott without advance warning.
To read the full article visit Shetland News.