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   

Sams  Glycomar             

 Aquapharm     Alienergy  SAMs


Ccap        Xanthella  


Adrian Laycock Ltd

       National Scientific Diving Centre

Cuantec      Fusion Marine        

Ecmb           Argyll College Uhi


 Aslee       Tritonia   Little Learners Oban

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.