Richard L. Shelmerdine


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  • United Kingdom

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Research expertise

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.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Research, University of Aberdeen

Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen

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Projects 2009 2013

NPP WATER: Warning of Algal Toxin Events to Support Aquaculture in the Northern Periphery Programme Coastal Zone Region

Raine, R., Shelmerdine, R. L., Stone, D., Davidson, K., Gard, E., Naustvoll, L., Henderson, R. & Gubbins, M.


Project: Research

Research Output 2003 2018

Mapping features to the southeast of the Papa Stour SAC.

Shelmerdine, R. L. & Mouat, B., Oct 2018, NAFC Marine Centre. 45 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Open Access
stock assessment
assessment method
Open Access
fishery management
protected area

Head of Lera Voe. LNCS extended site statement.

Shelmerdine, R. L., Cowing, A. & Shucksmith, R., 2017, NAFC Marine Centre. 8 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
Ascophyllum nodosum

Activities 2002 2019

Vessels, habitats, and aliens

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Speaker)
9 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Coastal lagoons workshop

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 eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii 2017 survey

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Rachel Shucksmith (Participant)
20 Jun 2017

Activity: Other

LNCS Working Group meeting

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: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Navigation: Journal of the Institute of Navigation (Journal)

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review


Fisheries closed areas for scallop dredging

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Beth Mouat (Participant)

Impact: Public policy Impacts, Other Impacts

Summary of vessel tracking technology options for inshore fisheries management

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant)

Impact: Public policy Impacts, Economic Impacts, Other Impacts


Large-scale forcing of coastal communities

Author: Shelmerdine, R. L., 17 Apr 2007

Supervisor: Burrows, M. (Supervisor) & Hughes, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)