Annual Science Meeting

MASTS Annual Science Meeting 2020: "MASTS - A decade of innovation"

From 5th to 9th October 2020, the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland is going online for its tenth Annual Science Meeting (ASM).


We can't wait for you to join us! The 2020 ASM will see MASTS celebrate it's tenth annual conference. We will look back at the significant progress made by our partners and collaborators, and look forward to 2021, which sees the start of the decade of ocean science for sustainable development. We will examine the modern challenges that face our marine waters, and identify ways and means to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. 

This cross-disciplinary meeting brings together members of the marine science community, with the aim of promoting and communicating research excellence and forging new scientific collaborations. The cross-disciplinary nature of the event as well as the high calibre of the selected talks means that scientists can broaden their knowledge in marine science as well as benefit from expertise and ideas gained in a range of fields other than their own.

We are delighted that IMarEST is sponsoring the student prizes for the 2020 ASM. Best Presentation - £200 first prize and a £100 second prize & Best Poster - £130 first prize and a £70 second prize.

Winners of the Best Presentation and Poster will be invited to attend the IMarEST Scottish Branch evening lecture to obtain their certificate and prize (travel cost to be reimbursed by IMarEST). You must be a student member of IMarESt to be eligible for these prizes. Join for free here.


ASM Organising Committee

The 2020 MASTS ASM is being organised by Dr Emma Defew (MASTS Programme Coordinator), with assistance from Hannah Ladd-Jones & Dr Chris Leakey.


Find out what you missed at the 2019 ASM by reading the "MASTS 2019 ASM Reflections"

Check out some of the images from the 2019 ASM on the slideshow below.