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We are looking for new trustees

Needed: up to five non-executive trustees to join SAMS' Governing Council (Apply by 15 June 2018)

Algae week at SAMS

Calling algae researchers for events featuring YAS, ALFF, GENIALG and GlobalSeaweedSTAR (14-18 May 2018)

Funded PhD studentship available

Sounding out zooplankton: using autonomous wideband echosounders to characterise polar ecosystems (Apply by 1 June 2018)

Latest news

Research at SAMS will help inform fish farmers of sea lice movement

Thu, May 24, '18

PhD offer to help track marine sea lice

Aquaculture industry to benefit from SAIC-funded research

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SAMS outreach officer Helen McNeill and David Henderson, a port assistant with competition sponsor CalMac, have their pens poised ahead of the Festival of the Sea writing competition.

Tue, May 15, '18

Get scribbling for festival competition

Budding writers encouraged to seek environmental inspiration

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Robotics technician Colin Abernethy prepares the Gavia AUV 'Freya' ahead of a launch from the RV Helmer Hanssen. Photo: Michael O. Snyder

Mon, Apr 23, '18

Arctic explorers return to the Barents Sea

Sunnier northern skies await Arctic PRIZE scientists

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Latest papers

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

Macrofuels: 22-25 May 2018

SAMS is organising a meeting of the European Macrofuels project

SAMS UHI graduation: 06 Sep 2018

Celebrating the academic achievements of our students

Inaugural Lecture: 18 Sep 2018 at 17.30

Professor Liz Cottier-Cook: Alien invasions & the future security of our oceans

SAMS AGM: 07 Dec 2018

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

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