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Global Open Source Data Collection Systems Network for Small Scale Fisheries (GoSSF) (2022)

A workshop, meetings and demonstration of the principles, practice, development and operation of open source technology, processes and systems for SSF data collection in Palau.

Mark James (PI), Tania Mendo (ECR), Rene Swift (ECR and PDRA), Miguel Delos Santos (PhD) and Swithun Crowe.

EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Fund

C-SIDE (2018-2021)

Carbon Storage in Intertidal Environments (C-SIDE) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers across five organisations to deliver discovery science that informs policy via an integrated study of “Blue” Carbon in UK saltmarsh habitats.

Bill Austin (Project PI), David Paterson (Co-PI)

CABFISHMAN (2019–2022)

Conserving Atlantic Biodiversity by Supporting Innovative Small Scale Fisheries co-Management

Mark James (Named Work Package PI), Tania Mendo (Researcher)
EU-INTERREG Atlantic EAPA_134/2018

Fishing and farming in the desert? (2019 – 2021)

A platform for understanding El Niño food system opportunities in the context climate change in Sechura, Peru

Nina Laurie (PI), Tania Mendo (co-PI), Richard Bates (co-PI, SEES), Dan Clayton (co-PI, SGSD), Karen Brown (co-PI, Art History)
Arts and Humanities Research Council – Global Challenges Research Fund and St Andrews SFC Official Development Assistance – Global Challenges Research Fund

Automated Shellfish Species, Size and Sex Identification System (AS3ID) (2020-2021)

Mark James (PI), Tania Mendo (Project Manager) and SeaScope Fisheries Research Ltd.
Seafood Innovation Fund

COVID and Peruvian fisheries (2020 – 2022)

Mark James (PI) and Tania Mendo (PI)
UKRI-GCRF funding

Completed Projects

Fife Sustainable Natural and Cultural Coastal Zone (2020-2021) – SARIRF, University of St Andrews. Richard Bates (PI), Tim Stojanovic, Mark James, Hannah Ladd-Jones, Chris Leakey, David Paterson (Co-I’s)

Sustainable Fisheries Interactions and Conservation of Elasmobranchs in Scottish seas (MEFS+) (2019-2021) – Maritime Fisheries Fund (Marine Scotland). Mark James (PI), James Thorburn (co-PI), Hannah Ladd-Jones (Project Manager).

Movement Ecology of the Flapper skate (2017-2021) Funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Marine Scotland and involves collaborative work with Edinburgh Zoo and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Mark James (Project PI), James Thorburn (Co-PI), Edward Lavender (PhD student)

Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project (2017 – 2020) – European Maritime Fisheries Fund – Mark James (PI, leading WP5, 8b, 9, 10), Hannah Ladd-Jones (Project Manager), Tania Mendo (Researcher, WP5 and 8b)

Developing a strategic research agenda for sustainable artisanal fisheries in northern Peru: identifying research and innovation gap (2019-2020) – Research agenda for artisanal fisheries, SFC-GCRF grant, Tania Mendo (PI), Mark James (co-PI).

DYNAMICOBIO-PERU (2019-2020): Developing a dynamic co-management bycatch risk assessment to protect biodiversity in an artisanal shrimp trawl fishery in Peru – Newton Institutional Links Grant – Mark James (PI), Tania Mendo (Co-I)

Low cost electronic reporting to assess small scale fisheries contribution to nutrition in Peru (2018-2019): A mobile phone application whereby fishers can record species not sold and taken to their homes for consumption – St Andrews SFC Official Development Assistance – Global Challenges Research Fund – Tania Mendo (PI), Mark James (Co-I)

Low cost electronic monitoring: improving data collection in artisanal fisheries in Peru (2018-2019): Using a mobile phone application to record catch and effort of Peruvian fisheries Knowledge and Impact Fund – University of St Andrews – Mark James (PI), Tania Mendo (Co-PI)

FishPi2 (2017-2018): Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection – EU-MARE 2016/22 Mark James (Project PI and Co-Ordinator), Tania Mendo (Researcher), Hannah Ladd-Jones (Researcher)

EduCO2cean (2016-2018): Society Educational Models to Transmit to Society the Challenge of Global Ocean Climate Change – EU ERASMUS+ 2016-1-PT01-KA201-022952 – Mark James (Project Partner)

fishPi (2015-2016): Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection – EU-MARE 2014/19 – Mark James (Named PI and Co-Ordinator), Tania Mendo

Evidence gathering in support of sustainable Scottish inshore fisheries (2014-2015): European Fisheries Fund project – Mark James (Named PI and Co-ordinator, led WP1), Tania Mendo

Scottish Marine Climate Change (2014-2015): Adaptation Indicators – Climate XChange funded – Mark James (Project PI)

Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) (2013-2014): establish FIS as a legal entity with Charitable status and all operational requirements – European Fisheries Fund – Mark James (Project Leader)