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Clearing 2018

We still have spaces available on our undergraduate marine science programmes: talk to us!

Short courses

Introductory 2-Day Course in Algaculture for Biotechnology delivered by leading algal experts from SAMS & CCAP

Graduation 2018

Thursday 6 September: Celebrating the academic achievements of our undergraduate, Masters and PhD students

Latest news

Part of the SAMS raft race team on board The Spirit of SAMS, from left: Sam Jones, Andy Crabb and Jennifer Cocking.

Fri, Aug 10, '18

SAMS takes plastics message to the water

'Spirit of SAMS' to help raise awareness of plastic pollution

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Some of the scientists taking part in the Future of Our Seas Oban event

Wed, Aug 1, '18

Bringing the sea to the town centre

Young marine scientists descend on Oban to share research

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NEXUSS students programming a Lego Mindstorm

Mon, Jul 30, '18

Robotics can attract budding marine scientists

Scientists and engineers to 'learn each other's languages'

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The Arctic region is undergoing a period of rapid change

Wed, Jul 18, '18

How are the polar regions changing?

UK-Norway collaboration explains the importance of the poles

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Latest papers

A general framework for combining ecosystem models.

Spence, M.A., Blanchard, J.L., Rossberg,  A.G., Heath, M.R.,  Heymans, J.J., Mackinson, S., Serpetti, N., Speirs, D.C., Thorpe, R.B., Blackwell, P.G.

Fish and Fisheries 2018; 00
08, 15, 2018
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Categorizing and Naming Marine Heatwaves

Hobday, A. J., E. C. J. Oliver, A. S. Gupta, J. A. Benthuysen, M. T. Burrows, M. G. Donat, N. J. Holbrook, P. J. Moore, M. S. Thomsen, T. Wernberg and D. A. Smale

Oceanography 31(2)
05, 15, 2018
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Rare Earth Element Distribution in the NE Atlantic: Evidence for benthic sources, longevity of the seawater signal, and biogeochemical cycling.

Crocket, K., E. Hill, R. Abell, C. Johnson, S. Gary, T. Brand and E. Hathorne

Frontiers in Marine Science, 5
04, 30, 2018
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Our events

SAMS UHI graduation: 06 Sep 2018

Celebrating the academic achievements of our students

Inaugural Lecture: 18 Sep 2018 at 17.30

Professor Liz Cottier-Cook: Alien invasions & the future security of our oceans

SAMS AGM: 07 Dec 2018

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

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