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Since completing my Ph.D on Marine Intertidal Ecology in 2006, I have gained additional experience in marine surveying, geoacoustics, habitat/biotope mapping, invasive non-native species, and fisheries. Much of my research to date has strong links with local industry as well as nature conservation bodies. I have extensive working experience with multibeam surveying, sub-bottom profiling, underwater video surveys using both fixed camera systems and ROVs, and sediment sampling and have an in-depth working knowledge of several specific software packages including GIS, SonarWiz, SieSee, and Primer. I have an IOSH Managing Safely qualification and am a qualified JNCC Marine Mammal Observer. I also manage, analyse, and map both AIS and VMS data with particular reference to vessel density and routing information.
Research interests and skills: Spatial and temporal variation of marine species, habitats, and vessel activity; GIS and mapping; Fisheries interactions with the environment; Marine ecology; Environmental monitoring; Species identification; Marine survey techniques and planning; Data analysis and processing.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, SAMS UHI
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006
Master of Research, The University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 2002
Bachelor of Science, The University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1999
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NPP WATER: Warning of Algal Toxin Events to Support Aquaculture in the Northern Periphery Programme Coastal Zone Region
1/01/09 → 31/12/13
Biological analyses of seabed imagery from within and around Marine Protected Areas in Orkney, Shetland, Inner Sound, and Islay and Jura in 2019.Shucksmith, R., Shelmerdine, R. L. & Shucksmith, R., 16 Mar 2021, 2 ed. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science. 532 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., Oct 2021, Shetland. 70 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile34 Downloads (Pure)
Shetland 2021 drop-down video (DDV) survey exploring the occurrence of flapper skate eggs and horse mussels (Modiolus modiolus): preliminary resultsShelmerdine, R. L. & Shucksmith, R., Aug 2021, NAFC Marine Centre. 41 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile43 Downloads (Pure)
Distribution of maerl and horse mussels (Modiolus modiolus) around Shetland: findings from a directed PMF survey.Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., 2020, 57 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., 30 Nov 2019, 16 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., Oct 2018, NAFC Marine Centre. 45 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile73 Downloads (Pure)
Fraser, S., Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., 16 May 2018, Welsh Government. 62 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile174 Downloads (Pure)
Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Rachel Shucksmith (Participant), Abigail Cowing (Organiser), Eilidh Johnston (Participant), Juan Brown (Participant), Kirsty North (Participant), Austin Taylor (Participant), Ryan Leask (Participant), Martin Schofield (Participant) & Stewart Angus (Keynote/plenary speaker)19 Jul 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Abigail Cowing (Participant), Austin Taylor (Chair), Paul Harvey (Participant), Martin Schofield (Participant), Sue White (Participant) & Graham Fraser (Participant)27 Jul 2017
Activity: Other › Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation
11 Feb 2016
Activity: Other › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminarFile
Richard L. Shelmerdine (Peer reviewer)2016
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review
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Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant)
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