Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
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
- Biogeochemistry and Earth Science
- Microbial & Molecular Biology
- Physics, Sea Ice & Technology
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.