Annual Science Meeting

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland will hold its ninth Annual Science Meeting (ASM) on Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th October 2019 at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow.

Find out what you missed at the 2018 ASM by reading the "MASTS ASM Reflections"



Join us! The 2019 ASM 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.

Science presentations and e-poster sessions will take place on the first two days (Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October), together with Plenary Speakers and opportunities to network.

We are delighted that IMarEST is sponsoring the student prizes for the 2019 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.

What is an e-poster and when does it need to be submitted by? If you want to see an example of a great e-poster, then please view Thom Linley's e-poster. E-poster submission deadline is 16.00 on XXX October 2019.

On the third day the venue will host a number of meetings and workshops:  If you are interested in hosting one of these, please contact Dr Emma Defew

We also invite you to join us at the conference dinner and ceilidh (music from the Hoochie Coochie band) to be held on the evening of Wednesday 31st October at the Millennium Hotel. Tickets cost £42 for meal and ceilidh or £12 for ceilidh only from 9pm. Menu - Soup of the Day with crusty bread; Pan seared chicken, served with thhyme and muschroom cafe au lait sauce, accompanied with seasonal vegetables and potatoes; Glazed Lemon tart, served with Rasberry Coulis and Chantilly creme; Coffee and Scottish Petit Fours. Includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, plus half a bottle of wine per person.

Anyone interested in exhibiting at the 2019 event, or anyone wishing to showcase or demonstrate a piece of kit/equipment should email Dr Emma Defew

We advise delegates to book accommodation for the event as soon as possible. The nearest place to stay is the Premier Inn on George Street. If you need a map of central Glasgow area - click here.

 You can view a map of local hotels here.







ASM Organising Committee

The 2019 MASTS ASM is being organised by: Dr Emma Defew (MASTS Programme Coordinator)