We have published our new Marine Science and Innovation Strategy highlighting the crucial role of science and innovation in realising the full potential of the marine environment.

The strategy – part of our Blue Economy Vision to 2045 – is a blueprint for the Scottish Government to utilise the best available science, evidence and data for making informed marine management decisions that benefit the economy, environment and society, including coastal and island communities.

It also includes a commitment for innovation through using the latest technology, such as artificial intelligence, including holographic cameras, drones and submersibles, and non-destructive environmental DNA (eDNA), to model and understand Scotland’s marine environment.