Aggregates Book Launch

In December, the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate, held a seminar and late afternoon reception for the Marine Aggregate Industry Best Practice Launch at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
The event was held to celebrate the launch of a major aggregates publication ‘Aggregate Dredging and the Marine Environment: an overview of recent research and current industry practice’, which culminates from nine years’ of research under the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF).

MESL at Westminster

Daniel Brutto attended a Parliamentary and Scientific Committee event at Westminster on December 10th, giving a presentation on the impacts of deep sea mining projects on the marine environment to an audience of MPs, peers and other interested parties. The opportunity to speak within this prestigious forum allowed MESL to further develop their interests and network of contacts in this space, whilst also allowing us to contribute to the development of knowledge of this topic within the UK.

A New Wave: Art and Conservation Science

Fine Artist, Alice White, visited MESL to take a look at marine life under the microscope. Her blog entitled  ‘A New Wave: Art and Conservation Science’ shows some fascinating close up images of marine animals and provides some insightful information on the functions of different organism features. Click here to visit her blog

 

MESL attend Subsea Expo 2014

MESL are being supported by UKTI to attend and exhibit within the New to Exporting zone at Subsea Expo 2014. Subsea Expo is Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference and will run from the 5th to 7th Februray 2014. MESL is one of just a small number of companies selected by UKTI for an award under their New to Exporting Award and are proud that we will be one of this year's 170 exhibitors!

MESL are included in the Consultant & Contractor File

MESL are pleased to announce their inclusion in the Consultant & Contractor File for the forthcoming period.

The edition is now available on line - click here to view

 

Fundraising Fun

Since the last newsletter, the team at MESL have been busy getting involved in an assortment of charitable fund-raising activities:

MESL out and about

In July, Daniel Brutto and Dr Lindsay Jane Seiderer presented a paper at the Deep Sea Mining Summit in London.

New Arrivals

MESL are delighted to announce a number of  new additions to our growing team.
Firstly, Antony Lockyer joined the MESL team in August as an Assistant Marine Consultant. Antony will assist in the delivery of a number of intertidal and subtidal projects.
In September, we will be welcoming Aimee Colcombe back to our laboratory team, where she will help us to work through our ever growing analytical workload.

MESL Taxonomy School

The MESL Taxonomy School has successfully run two workshops so far this year, with participants joining us from around the UK and Europe.

A look through the microscope

Senior Taxonomist, Bryan Wasson, has had a paper published in the Marine Biological Associations’ Marine Biodiversity Records. His paper represents the first British records of the Polychaeta species Rullierinereis ancornunezi and significantly expands the known range of this species. Bryan discovered the specimens in samples from south west UK waters. The species identification was confirmed by co-author Professor Jorge Núñez from Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife.

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