Scottish Oceans Institute

The story of the SOI

From St Andrews Fishery Laboratory to state-of-the-art marine science hub.

"Our oceans are currently facing challenges on an unprecedented scale due to human impact and climate change. Marine scientists at the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) in St Andrews are engaging with these challenges to produce cutting-edge, world-leading research.

This new £16.5 million aquarium, research and teaching building – with its state-of-the-art facilities – will provide our scientists with the resources and space they need to find answers to some of the most pressing issues of our time."

Dame Professor Sally Mapstone
- Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Glass ball with SOI in the background

Vincent Janik - Director of SOI