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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Three PhDs recruited to expand microplastics research

SAMS researchers have been putting plastic pollution under the microscope following the creation of a microplastics research group. The impact of these man-made plastics on our marine environment has been high in the public consciousness over the past few years, with the BBC’s successful Blue Planet II series.

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