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We are looking for new trustees

Needed: up to five non-executive trustees and a chair to join SAMS' Governing Council (Apply by 18 May 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

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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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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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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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

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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