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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

January 2018: Media coverage of our microplastic work in Orkney; above BBC Scotland - Reporting Scotland and STV News at Six, 19th January, 2018. Below: Coverage through the day in news bulletins on BBC Radio ScotlandCoverage in the print media: The TimesThe HeraldThe OrcadianThe ScottsmanFinancial Times
  The DEEP project on the reintroduction of oyster beds in the Dornach Firth, led by Heriot-Watt's Dr Bill Sanderson, has won a number awards:  The Hydro Nation award for its innovative work in water treatment, at the VIBES – the Scottish Environment Business Awards. These awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding businesses that contribute to Scotland’s sustainable environment; The Luxury with a Heart accolade, at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, for its aim to enrich an important marine habitat and for its commitment to a sustainable future. The Walpole awards celebrate the best high-end products and services from a range of British businesses; The Corporate Award at the RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards, which celebrate and recognise the best of conservation in Scotland.  
MECC MSc firld trip to Orkney  MSc field trip to Orkney. 53 MSc students from Edinburgh and Orkney participated in this year's Marine, Envieonment and Climate Change MSc firld trip.    
Latest CMBB paper: Natural marine bacteria as model organisms for the hazard-assessment of consumer products containing sliver nanoparticles [link]
Latest CMBB paper: Microplastics contamination in intertidal sediments of Scapa Flow, Orkney: A first assessment [Link]