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RV Scotia

Operating from her home port in Aberdeen, Scotia is used for fi sh stock assessment and environmental monitoring in the North Sea and north Atlantic

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RV Seòl Mara

Designed in 1972, Seòl Mara is a 10.4m general purpose MCA standard category 3 research vessel, well suited to use in confided upper reaches of

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Moorings are collections of instruments that are connected to a wire that is often anchored on the sea floor. Our moorings are long-term moorings deployed

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Smaller vessels

one of which is dedicated to the ecosystem monitoring site located 3 nautical miles from Stonehaven, 15 miles south of Aberdeen. This site has been

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Marine Robotics

Using a multitude of flying and diving robots the experienced and skilled staff and students at SAMS’ Scottish Marine Robotics Facility develop, adapt, deploy and

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UK Lander Centre

Over the years SAMS has developed scores of different landers for biogeochemical seafloor investigations, including chamber, profiling and eddy landers. We have also developed a

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AUV: Remus]

ebus is a positively buoyant, 2m long, propeller-driven vehicle used for short-duration (max 10 hours), intensive surveys of the ocean down to 600m over distances

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RV Alba Na Mara

Operating from her home port of Fraserburgh, the vessel is used for fish and shellfish stock assessment and environmental monitoring in the North Sea and

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SAMS has a long history of producing drifting platforms and developing satellite communications and advanced GPS techniques for drifters. We have significant experience not only

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AUV: Freya

SAMS hosts this Gavia Offsore Surveyor autonomous underwater submarine-like robot on behalf of the Marine Autonomous and Robotics community run by NERC. Freya is designed

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Seabed Mapping Technologies

The combination of side-scan sonar and multibeam bathymetry provides a powerful seabed mapping tool. Seabed morphology and surface sediment, bedform and textural information which can

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Diving services

Affiliated with SAMS is Tritonia Scientific. More information about what they do and what they can offer can be found on their website:

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