The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is a consortium of organisations engaged in marine science and repres...
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is a consortium of organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland's marine research capacity. MASTS was launched on 4th November 2009 in Edinburgh following the award of seven years funding by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). The overall objective of MASTS is to facilitate better communication, collaboration and co-ordination within the marine research community whilst ensuring that Scottish marine science receives international recognition. This pooling of marine research talent has a constituency of over 700 researchers with the management of resources consisting of over £66 million annually. The SFC support for MASTS lasts until 2016, however, MASTS has the ambition to become an integral and important part of the national framework of excellence in marine science in Scotland and is working to become self-supporting as an independent entity beyond the SFC funding period.