An innovative business cluster

The science park brings together innovative companies with the staff of a world class marine research institution and a skilled talent pool of graduates.

“We’re based in the European Centre for Marine Biotechnology (ECMB) amongst a cluster of leading marine scientists and academics. It’s a great place to be as there’s lots of synergy, collaboration and shared R&D with the other organisations here.”        Dr Charlie Bavington, Managing Director   



The Scottish Association For
Marine Science

Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation works for a healthy and sustainably managed marine environment through research, education, knowledge exchange and engagement with society.

SAMS also houses Europe’s largest Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, (CCAP), which is a component of the UK's scientific infrastructure and is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as a national service culture collection, or Biological Resource Centre (BRC), providing cultures (cyanobacterial, protistan, macro-algal), bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide.