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Why is sustainable development important?

Scotland's cultural, travel and tourism sectors are making it’s easier than ever to share incredible experiences that also have a positive impact on our planet. Here are some examples of what we do to help our local environment.

Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all."

Beachwatch Organiser

We love our favourite beaches that we overlook along George Street and Oban's Esplanade

We are super proud of our location, so we help support or organise;

  • Beach clean events
  • Volunteer at a Beachwatch
  • Promote Great British Beach Clean
  • Annual Surveys

Ocean Explorer Centre

Sea-ing the world differently:

It also provides education in marine science, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as shorter courses. SAMS is a founding member of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland's newest and most innovative university.

As champions for ocean literacy in Scotland, Scottish Association of Marine Science deliver outreach education in schools, to community groups and at public events.

Our membership helps support SAMs promote professional fellowship and bursary programmes and maintain a free visitor and outreach centre, the Ocean Explorer Centre.

Your Water Your Life

Top Up Taps

We’re encouraging everyone to make full use of the Top Up Taps all year round by topping up their reusable bottles when they’re out and about. It can benefit health and wellbeing, saves money and helps reduce waste and the impact on the wider

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