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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

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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Prof Elizabeth Cottier-Cook will deliver her inaugural professorial lecture this month

Mon, Sep 3, '18

Professorial lecture on 'alien' invasions

Expert talk to explore impact of invasive marine species

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Part of the SAMS raft race team on board The Spirit of SAMS, from left: Sam Jones, Andy Crabb and Jennifer Cocking.

Fri, Aug 10, '18

SAMS takes plastics message to the water

'Spirit of SAMS' to help raise awareness of plastic pollution

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Some of the scientists taking part in the Future of Our Seas Oban event

Wed, Aug 1, '18

Bringing the sea to the town centre

Young marine scientists descend on Oban to share research

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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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