About Us

We deliver innovative, robust and environmentally sound solutions to clients active in the marine and environment, providing specialist services in marine mammal bioacoustics, including active sonar and passive acoustic monitoring. Working across a range of sectors, we help clients meet regulatory requirements regarding the impact of their operations on marine mammals and the environment, and develop tools through which users can access high quality marine environmental data.

Services

We specialize in the commercial delivery of cutting edge marine mammal science including survey design and implementation, population assessments, and risk frameworks. We work in a diverse range of marine sectors including renewables (wind, tidal, wave), research and development, decommissioning, government, infrastructure, and oil and gas. Our team is committed to providing practical, consistent, and timely results with a high level of attention to detail.

Our Companies

SOI Group Ltd has responsibility for the management of all activities carried out through our marine and environmental subsidiary companies. These include SMRU Consulting, a global leader in marine mammal consultancy, St Andrews Instrumentation Ltd (SAIL), which manufactures Decimus™, a real-time revolution in noise and marine mammal monitoring, and SOI Ltd., offering specialist environmental surveys and marine research services.

Our History

SOI Group Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of St Andrews and is closely associated with the Scottish Oceans Institute. Set up 5 years ago we have returned over half a million pounds of commercial research income to the university

Based in St Andrews, SOI Group Ltd has responsibility for the management of all activities carried out through our marine and environmental subsidiary companies and is wholly owned by the University of St Andrews.

The SOI Group of companies include SMRU Consulting, a global leader in marine mammal consultancy, St Andrews Instrumentation Ltd (SAIL), which manufactures Decimus™, a real-time revolution in noise and marine mammal monitoring, and SOI Ltd., offering specialist environmental surveys and marine research services.