Type of organisation: independent non-profit membership organisation - registered Scottish Charity No SC009206 and Company Limited by Guarantee No SC009292. SAMS research how the marine environment works, how and why it is changing and how we could use and treat it better. Then it educates, communicates and promotes what it finds for the public good. The aim is to have healthy and productive seas and oceans that support life on Earth and continue to provide us with resources. Also to understand our planet and our place on it better. SAMS undertake research into all aspects of the marine system and exchange our new understanding with society, policy makers, business and the next generation, so that it can become useful and improve practices. Science areas: Ocean systems (fundamental science in physical oceanography; biogeochemistry; ecosystem function; Arctic seas); dynamic coasts (research relevant to society to plan and manage the marine environment eg regarding climate change; marine conservation; society and the sea; industrial impacts) and blue economy (applied science eg related to aquaculture, marine biotechnology, ocean energy, fisheries) Education programmes: Marine Science BSc (with Arctic Studies or Oceanography with Robotics streams); Aquaculture, Environment and Society MSc; Algal Biotechnology, Biology and Ecology MRes; PhD
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