Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Oban
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Oban ©

BODC have formed a partnership with SAMS to provide data management support for the laboratory's research activities.

More about SAMS

The Scottish Association for Marine Science is a NERC collaborative centre and is responsible for the operation of the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory near Oban in Scotland. As one of the world's oldest oceanographic organisations, SAMS has developed a reputation for high quality multidisciplinary research, with a focus on the northern seas.

In addition to wide-ranging research, SAMS also hosts the National Facility for Scientific Diving (NFSD) and the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP).

Research activities at SAMS are coordinated by four departments

SAMS receives funding from a wide range of sources for its research activities. A key funding stream is currently in place for SAMS's contribution to Oceans 2025 — NERC's funding initiative for integrated, strategic research across its marine centres. Each department at SAMS has involvement in this programme.

Scottish Association for Marine Science