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Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

Resource Location: SAMS (University of the Highlands and Islands)

Marine Robotics – SAMS

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 operate latest smart technologies to

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AUV: Rebus – SAMS

Rebus 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 of around 70km. The REMUS

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AUV: Freya – SAMS

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 to be operated from vessels

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Seabed Mapping Technologies – SAMS

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 inform interpretations of both habitat

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Moorings – SAMS

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 for years with instruments at

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Drifters – SAMS

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 with various types of telemetery

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UK Lander Centre – SAMS

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 range of in situ instruments

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RV Seòl Mara – SAMS

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 sea lochs or shallow inshore

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Rib: Uisge – SAMS

The perfect RIB for checking on deployed equipment, student trips (especially at the Falls of Lora) and simple tows and scientific equipment can be used from her.

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Diving services – SAMS

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

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