Scottish Association for Marine Science
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is one of the oldest oceanographic organisations in the world. It operates the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory - three miles north of Oban in Scotland - and hosts the National Facility for Scientific Diving and the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa.
It is an internationally renowned marine centre that focuses much of its activities on multidisciplinary research questions from Scottish coastal waters to the Arctic Ocean. Its core science programme investigates past and present changes in northern seas.
Besides research SAMS runs an undergraduate honours degree course in marine science, and trains research students.
The Scottish Association for Marine Science
Scottish Marine Institute
Tel: 01631 559000
Fax: 01631 559001