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BSc Marine Science open day

Join us on 2 Nov at SAMS and experience our marine science programme at the #universityonthebeach and life around Oban

Short courses

30-31 Oct: Introductory course in Algaculture for Biotechnology delivered by leading algal experts from SAMS & CCAP

PhD studentship

We are looking for a new PhD student to model and forecast salmon parasites. Apply by 26 Oct at 5pm.

Latest news

This Haihai Minke whale is one of the exhibits capturing the imagination

Tue, Oct 16, '18

Thousands attend unique ocean exhibition

Last chance to see Sea Creatures event in Scotland

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PhDs projects will enhance our knowledge of the seas

Thu, Oct 11, '18

PhD numbers on the rise at SAMS

SAMS collaborations win part of £100m PhD fund

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Scientists Dr Marie Porter, Prof Mark Inall, Estelle Dumont, Dr Emily Venables, Dr Clare Johnson and Dr Sam Jones celebrate Talisker's 10th birthday

Thu, Sep 27, '18

Birthday party for robotic oceanographer

SAMS marks 10th year of trailblazing Seaglider Talisker

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Eleanor Wood, the first person to be awarded a University of the Highlands and Islands’ Master of Science by Research Degree, with Director of Studies Dr Michele Stanley of SAMS UHI and the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Dean of Research Michael Rayner and Vice-Principal for Research Prof Neil Simco.

Thu, Sep 6, '18

University first for SAMS UHI graduate

Entire graduating year awarded Student of the year prize

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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 AGM: 07 Dec 2018

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

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