Globe-trotting SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL) based at the European Marine Science Park, underpins their services with world-leading research expertise.  Providing specialist marine consultancy and survey services, SRSL work to enable their clients to understand and mitigate the risks involved in industry interaction with the marine environment. 

The combination of expertise in biological, coastal processes and metocean components, enables SRSL to service a diverse client base including aquaculture, renewable energy and mining companies.  With a new office opening in Abu Dhabi and a presence in Papua New Guinea, SRSL is providing their marine environmental experience in new markets globally from their base at the Science Park.

By having their principal base at the Science Park, SRSL ensure that they continue to be at the heart of world-leading multi-disciplinary marine research.  The research expertise and knowledge within the Scottish Association for Marine Science, of which SRSL is a wholly-owned trading subsidiary, provides a significant resource to support the company’s growth and world-leading position.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise has supported SRSL to grow, in providing the high quality office and laboratory environment from which they operate, but also through their dedicated business growth account manager.


Highlands & Islands Enterprise is doing more than just creating the conditions for business growth. Without the business support of HIE we couldn’t have achieved what we have.

SRSL’s managing director, Dr Tracy Shimmield

The range of support provided to SRSL includes Scottish Development International (SDI) assistance to enter new markets overseas. The Abu Dhabi based SDI staff based have been integral to entering the middle-eastern markets and setting up an office in the region.