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Scientists get blue-sky thinking with airborne lab

The FAAM Airborne Laboratory flies over the SAMS research boat on Loch Linnhe. Photo: Calum MacFarlane
The FAAM Airborne Laboratory flies over the SAMS research boat on Loch Linnhe. Photo: Calum MacFarlane
Scientists get blue-sky thinking with airborne lab

Researchers from SAMS joined the team behind the UK’s ‘flying laboratory’ to make unique measurements on Loch Linnhe, on Scotland’s west coast. The 32-metre jet, managed by FAAM Airborne Laboratory, flew tracks over the loch to test the some of the aircraft’s four tonnes of instrumentation, while SAMS scientists below tested a prototype autonomous kayak that can take measurements at the water surface.

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The Wind and Wave Club has been unable to get out on the water much this past year but commodore Iain Walsingham (pictured) and other committee members have been praised for keep the club going throughout the pandemic.

Tue, Jul 20, '21

University club makes a splash with student award

Wind and Wave Club wins best sports club for third consecutive year

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Thu, Jul 8, '21

BLOG: Do fishing quotas need more scrutiny?

Dr Clive Fox considers industry call for an independent review on catch limits

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A pod of southern right whales. Photo: BAS

Fri, Jul 2, '21

Acoustic research sheds new light on whale sounds

Scientists now able to distinguish between southern right and humpback whale calls

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SAMS Review of the Year 2020

Mon, Jan 18, '21

SAMS strategy release

Wed, Jul 29, '20

Why we love the ocean

Tue, Jun 9, '20

When two jobs collide

Wed, Apr 15, '20