Established as a not-for-profit venture in 2010, the St Abbs Marine Station project is a registered Scottish charity dedicated to marine science, conservation and education. The charity has been funded to date entirely by private donors.
Four years of planning, development and construction work has resulted in the establishment of the charity’s fully-equipped marine science research facility which is now embarking on initial scientific research.
To maximise the use of its facilities and implement a full programme of research in marine science, St Abbs has a collaborative tripartite institutional agreement with Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University, members of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS). The partners welcome further project-specific collaborations with other parties interested in marine science