Land and sea

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Perhaps more obviously than any other UK university, St Andrews stands where land meets sea.

This offers us a unique position from which to carry out research. In 1896, one of Europe’s first scientific marine stations - the Gatty Marine Laboratory – was built at St Andrews. Today, the Scottish Oceans Institute at The Gatty, pioneers interdisciplinary marine research across the Schools of Biology, Geography & Geosciences and Mathematics & Statistics, and brings together more than 100 scientists.

We are now planning to invest in a new future-proof aquarium and building to house the Scottish Oceans Institute and create an environment in which St Andrews’ world class marine scientists can take their research to even greater success.