About us

Enabling Productive Oceans...

SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL) provides specialist marine consultancy and survey services, under pinned by cutting-edge science. We enable our clients to understand and mitigate the risks involved in industry interaction with the marine environment; to maximise productivity and sustainability.

SRSL is the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), and is based at the Scottish Marine Institute, Oban. As such, SRSL has been a part of the SAMS Group since 2002. Through the multidisciplinary marine research and in-house facilities of the Scottish Marine Institute, SRSL provides a bespoke service, based on a synergistic approach to complex projects that single discipline organisations simply cannot achieve. We project manage intellectual expertise, laboratory work and survey schedules to ensure delivery to time and budget for our clients.

SRSL is a respected and independent third-party, providing reliable and robust environmental assessments that industry can trust.


Quality of Service

SRSL is committed to achieving the highest standard of quality to meet, and exceed, the expectations of its customers. SRSL operates a Quality Management System that has gained BS EN ISO9001:2015 certification.

We are also committed to protecting the safety, health and welfare of our staff, and those who may be affected by our activities. It is our priority to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment. Recognising the importance of continual improvement, we have embarked on achieving accreditation in the internationally recognised standards ISO14001 and ISO 45001 for the management of our safety, health and environmental systems.

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SAMS Research Services Ltd,
Lismore Suite, Malin House,
The European Marine Science Park,
Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SZ

+44 (0)1631 559470


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