Thursday, February 7, 2008

Edinburgh, Scotland, gateway to the North Sea

Edinburgh, Scotland is known for its castles, green countryside and noted for being photographed in many movies such as Harry Potter. Located on the North Sea it is also known for its access to the ocean and many ocean studies. Leigh is the port of Edinburgh and they were officially merged together in 1920. Leigh port is the home of the Royal Yacht Britannia as well as most of the major ocean cruise lines.

The University of Edinburgh has on going research into the world’s ice sheets. They also have done extensive climate studies with the world’s oceans as their model. One of the major staff personas at Edinburgh University is Dr. Tim Malthus. His fields of expertise are remote sensing; freshwater systems. Remote sensing for quantitative applications; high spectral resolution remote sensing; remote sensing of aquatic systems with emphasis on algal and macrophytic vegetation. Change detection in semi-natural vegetation. Remote sensing of leaks from aqueducts and applications of high spatial resolution remote sensing.

The Port has many local cruises available where you can cruise under the famous Forth Bridges to beautiful Inchcolm Island, the 'Iona of the East', with its historic abbey. You'll see seals and many seabirds including puffins, gannets, guillemots and terns.

For more information on the city of Edinburgh go to the following sites: Wikipedia, City of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh tourist page.

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