Research to enable a sustainable blue economy


People have made use of marine resources since pre-historic times. At SAMS we strive to channel our diverse expertise in fundamental and applied marine science to support current commercial users of the marine environment to gain wealth from the oceans without substantially degrading the very system we all depend on.


Our blue economy expertise

SAMS has an established record in developing new knowledge, practical tools and industry standards that support the growth of an environmentally and socially sustainable ocean-derived ('blue') economy.

We like to apply our new knowledge to support commercial users of the marine environment in their efforts to reduce their environmental impacts and to generate additional social and economic benefits.

Our main areas of expertise capitalise on our location, infrastructure and existing academic and industrial networks. 

We work particularly in areas relevant to the following four sectors: