Dr Matt Davey comes to the Oban-based institute from the University of Cambridge and has published findings in the journal Nature Communications that show the current distribution of the algae and how they are likely to spread as the global temperature increases.
Over 120 nursing and midwifery students have started their final placements early to help bolster the NHS workforce.
SAMS oceanographer Dr Marie Porter believes her findings had implications for understanding the distribution of nutrients that fuel the entire Arctic ecosystem.
Two students at the Scottish Association for Marine Science have been helped by the Scottish Arctic Club’s expedition fund.
The event, which usually takes place in England, will feature many local speakers, including representatives from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and the GRAB Trust.