Theme: Ocean Systems

Organisational unit: Department

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Contact information

Scottish Marine Institute,
Argyll, PA37 1QA
United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)1631 559000

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

Frequent Journals

  1. Harmful Algae

    ISSNs: 1568-9883


    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.51 SJR 1.703 SNIP 1.585


  2. Journal of Applied Phycology

    ISSNs: 0921-8971

    Springer Netherlands

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.8 SJR 0.759 SNIP 1.045


  3. Fish and Fisheries

    ISSNs: 1467-2960


    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 7.63 SJR 3.242 SNIP 2.831


  4. ICES Journal of Marine Science

    ISSNs: 1054-3139

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.22 SJR 1.591 SNIP 1.271


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