Working for healthy oceans since 1884

We are looking for a new Chairperson for SAMS' Governing Council

BSc Marine Science open day

Calling all potential students: Join us on 2 Nov to experience our marine science programme at the #universityonthebeach and life around Oban

Short courses

30-31 Oct: Introductory course in 'Algaculture for Biotechnology' delivered by algal experts from SAMS & the Culture Collection for Algae & Protozoa

Latest news


A polyester fibre extracted from a brittle star sampled from 1976

Tue, Oct 23, '18

Historic microplastics problem revealed

Time-travelling deep sea scientists discover decades of pollution

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Dr Hannah Grist has been shortlisted for the David Robertson Adult Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife

Wed, Oct 17, '18

Coastal detective up for biology prize

Capturing Our Coast scientist shortlisted for UK award

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This Haihai Minke whale is one of the exhibits capturing the imagination

Tue, Oct 16, '18

Thousands attend unique ocean exhibition

Last chance to see Sea Creatures event in Scotland

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PhDs projects will enhance our knowledge of the seas

Thu, Oct 11, '18

PhD numbers on the rise at SAMS

SAMS collaborations win part of £100m PhD fund

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SAMS AGM: 07 Dec 2018 afternoon

All members are warmly invited to our 104th annual general meeting

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