SOI Group Limited companies were created to provide a business friendly interface between the University and industry for projects in sectors including offshore renewables energy, marine civil engineering and Oil and Gas.


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St Andrews Instrumentation Limited (SAIL) are pioneers in real time autonomous acoustic detection.

Using a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) process, our compact and easy to integrate data acquisition card is a new and revolutionary solution for mammal research and noise monitoring.

Whether you are on land or at sea our products deliver fast, accurate and reliable information at the touch of a button.

Before data is delivered, the required information is collected, processed and scaled down with extraneous noise removed. No additional analysis software is required, we take care of it all.

Mitigate the impact of your projects on the environment in real-time and across great distances with our Decimus® range of products.


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SOI 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.

SOI Ltd. aims to facilitate the interactions of commercial interests and the expertise and facilities of the University of St Andrews.

The Scottish Oceans Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute studying the marine environment which forms a key focus for research excellence in marine-related science.

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SOI Group Limited was formed in 2011 as the holding company for the marine and technology related commercial companies at the University of St Andrews, all of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the University.

SOI Group Ltd provides invaluable managerial, financial and business development services to the companies, allowing them to focus on product and service delivery. Our companies deliver innovative, robust and environmentally sound solutions to clients requiring marine mammal consultancy and acoustic detection products.

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