Hannah Towns

        Hannah Towns

Research Student

I completed my undergraduate in Marine Science at SAMS focusing on Marine Geology, during my studies I was able to spend time learning Marine Geology at the University Centre in Svalbard for a semester. I have worked as a research assistant with the Seaweed Academy in SAMS Enterprise. Following my degree, I completed an MSc in Applied Environmental Geoscience. 

My academic interests include; ArcGIS Mapping, Qgis Mapping, Marine Geology, Environmental Science, Deep Sea Ecosystems, Seaweed Science, Hydrogeology and Biogeochemistry. 

Contact details:
  • hannah.towns@sams.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)01631 559 000

An environmental evaluation of deep-sea mine tailings placement (DSTP)

Determining the impacts of deep-sea mine tailings placement on the environment surrounding the site on Batu Indonesia. 


Professor John Howe: SAMS

Dr Lindsay Louise Vare: SAMS

Andrew Hursthouse: UWS



Start Date




September - December 2021 - RAS Technician - Scottish Sea Farms

January - July 2022 - Research Assistant - SAMS Enterprise

June - August 2023 - Process Science Intern - Scottish Water


2021 - BSc Hons – Marine Science with Arctic Studies - UHI