• United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our expertise

SAMS plays an international role in large-scale and regional ocean observing and development of leading-edge numerical models with these observations. We examine the implications of varying ocean properties (circulation, heat, ice cover) on the climate system, marine biology and biogeochemistry. We also investigate how marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems function and contribute to changes in ocean chemistry and global carbon export. Using complementary observational, experimental, and modelling approaches, we work to understand the ecology of marine organisms, from microbes to larger animals and plants, and how species interactions and natural and anthropogenic drivers affect wider ecosystem functioning.

Ocean Systems leaders

Professor Finlo Cottier

Dr Raeanne Miller

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toxin Earth & Environmental Sciences
bivalve Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bivalvia Agriculture & Biology
shellfish Earth & Environmental Sciences
aquaculture Earth & Environmental Sciences
seaweed Earth & Environmental Sciences
biosecurity Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2017 2020

An analysis of the current status and future of biosecurity frameworks for the Indonesian seaweed industry

Kambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Sondak, C. F. A., Nor, A. R. M., Lim, P. E. & Cottier-cook, E. J., 2 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Applied Phycology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Annual report on the results of the Shellfish Official Control Monitoring Programmes for Scotland - 2018: Annual report on the results of the E. coli, biotoxin, phytoplankton and chemical contaminants Official Control Monitoring Programmes for Scotland - 2018

Parks, R., Swan, S., Davidson, K., Turner, A., Maskrey, B., Powell, A., Ford, C. & Petch, R. G., Apr 2019, 76 p. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
37 Downloads (Pure)

A participatory scenario method to explore the future of marine social-ecological systems

Planque, B., Mullon, C., Arneberg, P., Eide, A., Fromentin, J. M., Heymans, J. J., Hoel, A. H., Niiranen, S., Ottersen, G., Sandø, A. B., Sommerkorn, M., Thébaud, O. & Thorvik, T., 1 Mar 2019, In : Fish and Fisheries.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Barents Sea
fishery management
global change

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

Ocean predictions and observations in response to the climate emergency

Stuart Cunningham (Keynote speaker), Noel Keenlyside (Keynote speaker), Steffen Olsen (Keynote speaker), Barbara Berx (Speaker), Mark Payne (Keynote speaker)
16 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Student theses

Microplastic pollution in the deep sea ecosystem: a study from the Rockall Trough, North East Atlantic Ocean

Author: Courtene-Jones, W., 4 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Narayanaswamy, B. (Supervisor), Gary, S. (Supervisor) & Quinn, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)