Scottish Association for Marine Science

The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, United Kingdom

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is one of Europe's leading marine science research organizations and one of the oldest oceanographic organizations in the world. Sited beside Dunstaffnage Castle, in Argyll, Scotland, the institute carries out advanced research in the marine environment, including polar research in the Arctic and Antarctic.

In addition to marine research, in the fields of marine processes and climate change, renewable energy, the Arctic, marine prosperity and sustainability, and mining impacts, the institute has a commercial branch and an education department.SAMS hosts the National Facility for Scientific Diving and the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa.

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