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Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 6 Number 1: Loch Linnhe and Firth of Lorn MASTS Case Study Workshop Report

Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 6 Number 1: Loch Linnhe and Firth of Lorn MASTS Case Study Workshop Report

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ISBN: 978178544067

Report on a case study workshop on the Loch Linnhe and Firth of Lorn (LL&FL) system. DOI: 10.7489/1539-1

Executive Summary

In February 2014, the Dynamics and Properties of Marine Systems (DPMS) Theme of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) organised a case study workshop on the Loch Linnhe and Firth of Lorn (LL&FL) system. Loch Linnhe is one of the largest sea lochs on the west coast of Scotland, and the Firth of Lorn provides a connection to the open ocean. During the workshop, a review of the current knowledge of LL&FL was undertaken in three subject areas: the physical environment, the aquatic ecosystem and the management and use. This review also identified a number of knowledge gaps and potential collaborations to address these. This report provides an overview of these discussions. A more comprehensive, scientific review of our knowledge of the LL&FL system will be published in the near future.