SAMS Enterprise

SAMS Enterprise 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.

SAMS Enterprise 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, SAMS Enterprise has been a part of the SAMS Group since 2002. Through the multidisciplinary marine research and in-house facilities of the Scottish Marine Institute, SAMS Enterprise 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.

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

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Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Mike Spain - Head of Enterprise
SAMS Enterprise, Lismore Suite, Malin House, The European Marine Science Park, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SZ
Switchboard Number: 
+44 (0)1631 559470

Consultancy Services and Products

Analytical facilities and services
Artificial Reef Dr Martin Sayer
Autonomous Snow and Ice Measurement
Conference facilities
Data imaging capabilities
Environmental Impact Assessment
Laboratory Analysis
Marine Growth Assessment
Marine robotics
Marine Surveys
Sampling equipment
Seaweed Farm
Seaweed nursery
Small vessel - Uisge