Provision of turbellarians
Sixteen fully separate 100 L tanks each supplied with a cooling/heating device, aeration, mechanical and biological filter, allow to administer substances and/or pathogenic bacterial agents to the marine organisms housed in these tanks via the food or immersion and study their impact.
Identification of new compounds engendered by the marine environment that could remediate diseases in an aquaculture setting, the assessment of the impact of electric fishing on (non)target organisms, the elucidation of the cause of disease in wild marine fish
Aircraftfor aerial surveys, e.g. marine mammal surveys
Marine mammal aerial surveys
Rearing of artemia and marine nematodes
Access to experimental seawater tanks
Experimental seawater tanks designed for fish pathology experiments.
Access to fish telemetry equipment. GPS tags and antenna for seabird monitoring
Access to sample series of non-indigenous invertebrate species and fauna of near- and offshore hard and soft substrate
Photobioreactor, climate rooms, and temperature and light controlled incubators for experiments focusing on algae
Analysis of contaminants (GC-Triple Quad or the GC-Ion Trap), nutrients, algal pigments (UHPLC and HPLC), explosives (national certification). Environmental analysis with Skalar autoanalyzer (e.g. nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, cyanide, and phenol). Oil fingerprinting (GC-MS)
Sampling of benthic fauna (nematodes and other species) from the southern bight of the North Sea and Westerscheldt Estuary