Southern Association of Marine Laboratories

"The Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) was formed in 1985 for the purpose of uniting marine labs across the southeast. Members range geographically from coastal Maryland through Texas, and including Bermuda. SAML is a regional organization within the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML), along with two other regions, the Northeastern Association of Marine and Great Lakes Laboratories (NEAMGLL) and the Western Association of Marine Laboratories (WAML)" -- SAML

Objectives are:

  • Promoting cooperation and effectiveness of member institutions in their work on marine and
  • coastal resources
  • Promoting the wise use and conservation of marine and coastal resources
  • Promoting the importance of marine research and education to the economy and to society
  • Promoting research initiatives related to marine and estuarine resources
  • Providing a forum for resolving problems common to marine laboratories in the region

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