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Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland


A marine science community delivering excellence and impact nationally and internationally.

Welcome to MASTS

Formed in 2009, the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is a consortium of 18 organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland's marine research capacity.

MASTS Annual Science Meeting

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The overall objective of MASTS is to facilitate better communication, collaboration and co-ordination within the marine research community whilst ensuring that Scottish marine science receives international recognition.

The work of MASTS falls into a number of key activities :

1) Research
2) Communication
3) MASTS Graduate School
4) Resources
5) Representation.

A Brown Crab in on the sea floor
MASTS outreach
Clachtoll Beach in Scotland

Knowledge & resources

MASTS also provides an academic platform and knowledge base for marine governance and commerce by contributing research to programmes such as Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020.

MASTS Resources

We’re working behind the scenes to bring you a suite of useful, and updateable, resources including: 

  • Find an expert
  • Find facilities & equipment
  • MASTS Publications


If you would like to be updated when the resources section is live please let us know.