Facilities

Biogeochemistry

GC-isotope ratio MS (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus)
GC-isotope ratio MS (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus)
PhD student in the lab
  • C/N/S elemental analyser (LECO TruMac carbon, sulphur and nitrogen analyser)
  • Gas chromatography (GC) (Trace 1310 — FID/TCD)
  • GC-mass spectrometry (MS) (Trace 1300 — ISQ LT EI/CI)
  • GC-isotope ratio MS (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus
  • GHG-GC (Trace 1300 — FID/ECD)
  • Size exclusion chromatography (LC-OCD-OND; Doc Labor Stuttgart)
  • UV-VIS / FDOM CDOM spectrometer (Aqualog, HPLC Flowcell)
  • Portable DOC analyser (M5310 C)
  • Ion chromatography (Integrion RIFC, RFID; anion/cation configuration)
  • Nutrient analyser for seawater and freshwater (Gallery Plus)
  • DIC coulometer (UIC Inc.)

Advanced aquarium facilities

  • State of the art aquarium (360 m2)
  • Saltwater system 60 000 litres
  • Freshwater system 15 000 litres
  • Eight independent climate controlled wet laboratories, each with gas mixing supplies

GeoEnergy

Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t
Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t
Shell flow bench
  • 2 Dynchem α Sorptionanalyser, recording adsorption isotherms up to 30 MPa and up to 80C (available in spring 2018)
  • Dynchem Permeameter, recording permeability on matrix or fractured samples at pore pressure up to 30 MPa, confining pressure up to 50 MPa (available in spring 2018)
  • Triaxial rig, to record frictional properties of fault gauges and fault permeability evolution with sheer deformation (available from summer 2018)
  • Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t to study surface area and pore size distribution between several Angstrom and few hundred nanometers (up and running)
  • Shell flow bench, as a generous donation from Shell Global Solutions, containing 4 flow cells to perform long term hydro-chemical-mechanical testing of low permeability rocks. Currently under re-design (operational in summer 2018)

Marine ecology and deep sea technology

The 'Anonyx' benthic camera lander (Sweetman group).
The 'Anonyx' benthic camera lander (Sweetman group).
The deep-sea benthic chamber lander (Sweetman group)
PhD student in the lab
  • Deep-sea respirometer to measure sea floor metabolism (rated to 6 km depth)
  • Deep-sea micro profiling lander to measure sediment porewater profiles (rated to 6 km depth)
  • Deep-sea camera platform for short (24 hour) and long-term (>1 year) time-lapse investigations at the sea floor (rated to 6 km depth)
  • Lab-based benthic flux chambers (40) and 3D micro-profiling systems

Modelling and visualisation

  • 3D visualisation suite

Microbiology

PCR cycler
PCR cycler and Qubit 4 Fluorometer
Digital PCR cycler (QS 3D) and lab in general
 Quantitative PCR cycler (QS 3)
  • Digital PCR cycler (QS 3D)
  • Quantitative PCR cycler (QS 3)
PhD student working on a GC-IRMS