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Dunstaffnage Marine LaboratoryLast updated: 2003-06-20 17:23
|Location/coordinates:||Oban, Scotland (56.4° N, 5.5° W)|
|Owner/operator:||Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)|
Main website (www.sams.ac.uk)
Deep Sea Fisheries
Deep Sea Benthic Dynamics & Impact (including deep sea corals)
Animal Environment Interactions (including Loch Linnhe Artificial reef)
Marine Biodiversity & Behaviour
Invertebrate Biology & Mariculture
Marine Algae (including CCAP)
Coastal Impact (including Environmental impact of Aquaculture)
Biogeochemistry in Restricted Exchange Environments
Biogeochemistry & Trace Gases
Biogeochemistry of Organic Matter
|Previous/Current Projects:||Link to the stations own lists of projects: http://www.sams.ac.uk/dml/projects/index.html|
|Project Directory:||Search ENVINET/AMAP Project Directory
for detailed descriptions of selected projects at Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (DML) is a world class research facility on the west coast of Scotland. It is Scotland's only fundamental marine research institution.
The Laboratory is located 3 miles from Oban on the A85 and is adjacent to Dunstaffnage Castle. The nearest airports are Glasgow (approx. 2 hours by car) and Prestwick (approx. 2.5 hours by car). A train service operates between Glasgow and Oban.
The Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory has a wide range of facilities and services, including internationally recognised scientific and technological expertise, equipment, training courses and the UK Culture Collection of marine Algae and Protozoa (CCAP). These facilities and services are available for use by commercial organisations, members of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), invited scientists and students.
General infrastructure includes: On-site accommodation (cottage, hostel); offsite accommodation in the centre of Oban (flat); library; teaching and conference facilities (conference/exhibition room, digital image, slide & overhead projectors, video-conferencing, etc.); computing facilities and information technology support.
Aquaria (comprising large main aquarium, annex, seven air conditioned and constant temperature rooms, and separate indoor and outdoor aquaria containing a photo-period manipulation suite). (see http://www.sams.ac.uk/dml/facility/aquarup.html)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) U.K. Centre for Diving; diving team with two full-time dive technicians; recompression chamber.
- RVS Calanus (20 m research vessel, equipped to carry our hydrographic and acoustic surveys, inshore trawling and benthic sampling with cores and dredges. Onboard wet and dry laboratory facilities for processing or housing instrumentation.)
- Seol Mara (10.5 m research vessel, equipped for hydrographic and acoustic work, light trawling, dredging and coring in sheltered coastal waters.)
The Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (major UK collection of algal diversity, currently holding over 2000 strains from 26 classes of algae and protozoa)
|Funding Sources:||Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)|
|How to apply for access to station:||
Professor Graham B. Shimmield
Tel: +44 (0)1631 559272
|Contact name:||Graham B. Shimmield|
|Contact address:||Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA34 4AD United Kingdom|
|Contact phone:||+44 (0)1631 559 000|
|Contact fax:||+44 (0)1631 559 001|
|Defined Keywords:||Aquatic, Arctic, Climate change|
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