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Environmental DNA metabarcoding for assessing benthic ecological status associated with salmon farming (Apply by 7 May 2018)

Algae week at SAMS

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

Algae Industry Summit

SAMS is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th European Algae Industry Summit in Vienna 25-26 April 2018

Latest news

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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Delegates from the OECD Rural Development Conference who visited SAMS and the European Marine Science Park at Dunstaffnage

Fri, Apr 13, '18

Global policy advisers visit SAMS

Argyll offers marine science showcase for international delegates

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Prof Elizabeth Cottier-Cook specialises in studying invasive non-native marine species

Tue, Mar 27, '18

Marine ecologist awarded university professorship

Academic accolade for SAMS UHI lecturer Elizabeth Cottier-Cook

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Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell backed UCU members over their strike action

Mon, Mar 19, '18

Argyll MSP backs lecturers over pensions strike

Staff take action following proposal to slash pension payments

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Latest papers

A generic approach for the development of short-term predictions of Escherichia coli and biotoxins in shellfish.

Schmidt W, Evers-King HL, Campos CJA, Jones DB, Miller PI, Davidson K, Shutler JD

Aquaculture Environment Interactions 10
04, 19, 2018
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Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century

Oliver ECJ., Donat MG, Burrows MT, Moore PJ, Smale DA, Alexander LV, Benthuysen JA, Feng M, Gupta AS, Hobday AJ, Holbrook NJ, Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE, Scannell HA, Straub SC and Wernberg T

Nature Communications 9
04, 10, 2018
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Do pelagic grazers benefit from sea ice? Insights from the Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25

Schmidt K, Brown TA, Belt ST, Ireland LC, Taylor KWR, Thorpe SE, Ward P and Atkinson A

Biogeosciences 15
04, 4, 2018
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Our events

ALFF event: 14-18 May 2018

Last meeting of EU project 'Algal Microbiome: Friends & Foes'

Macrofuels: 22-25 May 2018

SAMS is organising a meeting of the European Macrofuels project

Graduation: 06 Sep 2018

Celebrating the academic achievements of our students

Inaugural Lecture: 18 Sep 2018

Professor Liz Cottier-Cook delivers her inaugural professorial lecture

SAMS AGM: 07 Dec 2018

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

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