The natural home for marine science

The rich marine resources of the Highlands of Islands of Scotland underpin a vibrant and growing economic cluster based on marine science. This includes innovative enterprises, world-class research, excellent locations and facilities, a skilled talent pool, strong government support for business and close links between policy makers, industry and academia.

1st Class

LABORATORY AND
RESEARCH FACILITIES

150+

SCIENTISTS IN ALL FIELDS OF
MARINE SCIENCE

3000

STRAINS OF MARINE & FRESHWATER
ALGAE, PROTISTS AND SEAWEEDS

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Fish farming in exposed waters - the broader picture

A collaborative project between SAMS, Cooke Aquaculture and Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia to improve understanding of the effects of salmon farming on the seabed in high-energy waters is underway in Orkney, with co-funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

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