Welcome to the new Ocean Explorer Centre! Let us take you on a journey of discovery into the sea to explore why author Arthur C Clark once said: 'How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.'
Turn into an oceanographer when you visit the new Ocean Explorer Centre at Dunstaffnage near Oban to discover how the marine environment works:
The centre also holds a range of events such as talk, walks, workshops, readings and film screenings - and works with schools and special interest groups. Keep an eye on the website to check what is on next. If you use smart phones or tablets, bring them along to discover additional information and videos hidden throughout the centre!
The Ocean Explorer Centre sits on the shores of the Firth of Lorn, next to Dunstaffnage Castle 3 miles north of Oban. It is the visitor and outreach centre of the Scottish Association for Marine Science - Scotland's premier independent marine research organisation and one of 13 partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands. See if you can spot the scientists while you visit...