Equipment

The laboratories are well equipped, with a range of major laboratory and scientific equipment, together with smaller miscellaneous items available at VMSC. The list below is updated regularly. There is a high quality open seawater system that takes water from nearby Lonsdale Bight.

  • Aquameter
  • Balance top loading (3)
  • Biohazard Cabinets (1)
  • Chillers (2)
  • Cold lights
  • Dessicator
  • Fume hoods (3)
  • Aquaprobe AP-2000 Multiparameter water probe
  • Laboratory dishwasher
  • Drying Oven
  • Refractometers
  • Jasco UV/Vis Spectrophotometer JV500
  • Hitachi F2500 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Temperature controlled Centrifuge
  • TPS Lab Analyser
  • Laminar Flow Cabinet (1)
  • Gelman Filter stand for 293mm diameter filter paper
  • Iwaki magnetic pumps (2)
  • Autoclave
  • Microbalance
  • Reverse osmosis, de-ionised water system
  • Microscope - Compound ZEISS with SLR camera mount, video mount and video camera
  • Microscope - Motic compound BA-210
  • Stereo Microscopes Leica M8 (4)
  • Student Microscopes Stereo (40)
  • Student Microscopes Compound (15)
  • Freezers (3)
  • Freezer -80oC, with CO2control
  • Peristaltic pump (1)
  • Analytical Balance
  • Refrigerated incubator
  • STD meter
  • Niskin bottle
  • Eckman grab
  • Sieves