An innovative business cluster

The science park brings together innovative companies with the staff of a world class marine research institution and a skilled talent pool of graduates.

Sams  Glycomar            Patogen 

 Aquapharm     Alienergy 


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Ccap        Xanthella  


Adrian Laycock Ltd

       National Scientific Diving Centre      

Cuantec              SAMs

Ecmb           Argyll College Uhi         Desslogosmall

  OceaniumAslee       Tritonia           



The Scottish Association For
Marine Science

Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation works for a healthy and sustainably managed marine environment through research, education, knowledge exchange and engagement with society.

SAMS also houses Europe’s largest Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, (CCAP), which is a component of the UK's scientific infrastructure and is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as a national service culture collection, or Biological Resource Centre (BRC), providing cultures (cyanobacterial, protistan, macro-algal), bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide.