Facilities & Equipment

State-of-the-art equipment for cutting-edge research

The Department maintains state-of-the-art equipment for conducting cutting-edge field and laboratory research. Major facilities include numerous dry laboratories, a greenhouse with running seawater, an image-analysis laboratory, an Autonomous Systems laboratory, several walk-in environmental rooms, and access to the Institute's state-of-the-art Seawater Research Laboratory.

Field Equipment
  • Anemometers and other types of flow meters
  • Bottom samplers (grab samplers, box and piston cores)
  • CTDs
  • Data-loggers
  • FLOWCAM
  • Light meters
  • Oxygen meters
  • Radiometers
  • Sediment-profile and surface cameras
  • Transmissometers
Laboratory Instrumentation
  • Fluorometer
  • Flow cytometer with full sorting capability
  • Gas chromatographs with thermal-conductivity, flame-ionization, flame-photometric, and electron-capture detectors
  • Emission spectrometer for N-15 analyses
  • UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Infrared gas analyzer
  • Nitrogen dioxide detector
  • Multispectral light analyzer
  • Nutrient autoanalyzer
  • Microscopes (dissecting, compound, inverted, and epifluorescence)