The natural home for marine science

The rich marine resources of the Highlands of Islands of Scotland underpin a vibrant and growing economic cluster based on marine science. This includes innovative enterprises, world-class research, excellent locations and facilities, a skilled talent pool, strong government support for business and close links between policy makers, industry and academia.

1st Class

LOCATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE, RIGHT BY THE SEA

100+

SCIENTISTS IN ALL FIELDS OF
MARINE SCIENCE

12+

MARINE COMPANIES IN THRIVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

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Leading the blue economy - A’ stiùireadh an eaconamaidh ghorm

The marine resource of the Highlands and Islands is an enviable and unique asset, not only for the region, but for Scotland and the whole United Kingdom. It has created and maintained valuable economic opportunities for generations, in sectors as varied as aquaculture, fisheries, life sciences, tourism and renewable energy. With the right strategic approach, carefully targeted investment and access to excellent science and skills, we believe it has the potential to deliver much more, playing a key role in the contribution made by Scotland’s rural economy, supporting a sustainable future for hundreds of communities around its coasts and, in doing so, contributing significantly to the country’s net zero ambition

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